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Davis College of Business

Davis College of Business Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes)

Academics

The Davis College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as a joint degree in MSN/MBA. Other programs include an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree. The strongest area of study is management. The most popular courses are Advanced Organizational Behavior and Economics and Business Analysis.

Thirty total credits are required to complete the MBA. Required courses include:

  • Operations Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managerial Finance
  • Advanced Organizational Behavior Theory
  • Advanced Strategy and Business Policy
  • Stategic Marketing Planning
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Management of Information Technology
  • Financial Accounting for Management Control
  • International Business

Required courses for the EMBA include:

  • Quantitative Analysis of Business Decisions
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Design
  • Leadership
  • Financial Accounting for Managerial Control
  • Business Ethics
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Managerial Finance
  • Operations Management for Competitive Advantage
  • Managerial Economics
  • Corporate Strategy and Business Policy
  • Essentials of Economics

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by transferring a maximum of 6 semester hours of graduate academic credit from a comparable, regionally accredited institution or by waiving relevant course work completed elsewhere.

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

Faculty salaries are rated average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 4; average business class size is 22.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0 and a GMAT score of 450. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT. Most important admissions factors are work experience, academic accomplishments and ability, and motivation. A strong mathematics background is required.

The number of applicants for a recent class was 325; 250 were accepted; 125 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.3. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited.

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, an interview with the director. Students are notified of the admissions decision upon completion of the application.

Financial Aid

In a recent year, about 30% of graduate business school students received financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $5300 annually; maximum $11,970. The FFS or FAFSA is required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is approximately $7500 per year. Check with the school for current costs. Graduate student housing is available in off-campus apartments.

Students

Fifteen percent of a recent graduate business school class were enrolled full time; 98% had an average of 11 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students were from Florida (97%). Forty-two percent were women and 29% were minorities. The average age at entrance was 34; ages ranged from 22 to 55. Two percent entered directly from undergraduate school; 5% already had a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 56%, business. About 3% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 97% remain to receive their degree.

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