The College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as a doctoral program in business administration (DBA). The strongest areas of study are management, finance, marketing, health care administration, international business, information systems, accounting, management, and marketing. The most popular courses are management and marketing. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. The university attracts educators and practitioners with personal experience in the area of international trade.
Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Managerial Accounting
- Financial Management
- Strategic and Operational Planning
- Information Management
- Management Decision Models
- Marketing Planning and Strategy
- Perspectives in Change Leadership
- Solutions to Organizational Challenges (Capstone)
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements through transfer of credit from regionally accredited institutions.
Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full or part time is 1 year; maximum, 4 years.
There are 4 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there are 14 part-time faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate. Average number of courses faculty teach is 8; average business class size is 8.
A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0, a GMAT score of 435, and GRE scores of 940. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, work experience, and letters of recommendation. A strong mathematics background is not required.
The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 393; 387 were accepted; 262 enrolled. Transfers are accepted.
Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, and a nonrefundable application fee of $50. GRE, GMAT, or MAT scores are recommended. For the DBA, documentation of applicant employment with or access to a professional organization is required.The application deadline is open for fall entry. Students are notified of the admissions decision within 30 days of admission of the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is at admission. Once accepted, students may defer admission. Applicants must matriculate within 1 year.
The FFS or FAFSA, the school’s own financial statement, and the previous year’s tax return are required. The application deadline is open for fall entry.
Tuition for all students is $525 per credit, or $9450 per year. Books and supplies cost approximately $600; and other fees, $180, for an estimated annual total of $10,230. Local area rentals can be arranged through a real estate agent.
Sixty-seven percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time. The greatest percentage of students are from Florida (36%). Fifty percent are women and 57% are minorities. The average age at entrance is 45; ages range from 25 to 65. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 70%, business and 30%, psychology. In 2006, 80 graduate business degrees were awarded.