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D. Ines Andreas School of Business

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Academics

The School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Management (MS), and Master of Science in Accounting (MS) as well as joint degrees in nursing (MSN/MBA), sports management (MSSM/MBA), podiatry (DPM/MBA), and human resources development (MSHR/MBA). Other programs include work-study and internships. The strongest areas of study are accounting, marketing, international business, finance, health services administration, management information systems, management, and e-commerce. The most popular courses are Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Management. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus.

Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 3 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • International Business
  • Competitive Environment and Strategy Formulation
  • Technology and Information Systems
  • Managerial Finance
  • Marketing in a Dynamic Environment
  • Leadership and Strategy Implementation
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Economics for Strategic Decisions

Required courses for the MS in Accounting include:

  • International Accounting
  • Contemporary Accounting and Research
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Business Taxation
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Not-For-Profit and Governmental Accounting
  • Technology and Information Systems
  • Managerial Finance
  • Social, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of Business
  • MBA/MIS/MSA Elective

Required courses for the MS in Management include:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Research in Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Competitive Environment and Strategy Formulation
  • Social, Legal, and Ethical Aspects in Business

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements.

The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 18 months; maximum, 5 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 2 years; maximum, 5 years.

There are 22 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 95% hold a doctorate; there are 8 part-time faculty, of whom 20% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 6; average business class size is 12.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GMAT score of 400. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 950. Most important admissions factors are grades in upper-level courses, GMAT results, and quality of undergraduate school. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for a recent class was 200; 75 were accepted; 35 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.12.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, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee, 2 letters of recommendation, and an essay. Students are notified of the admissions decision on a rolling basis. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is August. Once accepted, students may defer admission. Check with the school for current application deadline and fees.

Financial Aid

In a recent year, about 79% of graduate business school students received financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $13,860 annually; maximum $47,990. The FAFSA and the school’s own financial statement are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is approximately $18,000 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $13,000; books and supplies, $1800; personal expenses, $5000, for an estimated annual total of $37,800. Graduate student housing is available. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.

Students

Thirty-seven percent of a recent graduate business school class were enrolled full time; 78% had an average of 4 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school. The greatest percentage of students were from Florida (80%). Forty-seven percent were women, 41% were minorities, and 34% were foreign nationals. The average age at entrance was 32; ages range from 23 to 52. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 29%, liberal arts; 24%, math and science; 15%, business; 2%, engineering; and 2%, social sciences. In a recent year, 38 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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