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Warrington College of Business

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Academics

The Warrington College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in International Business (MAIB), Master of Accounting (MAcc), Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Decision and Information Sciences (MS), and Master of Science in Finance (MSF) as well as a doctoral program in economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, and decision and information sciences, and a joint degree in law (MBA/JD), pharmacy (MBA/PharmD), international management (MBA/MIM), health (MBA/MHA), exercise and sport sciences (MBA/MESS), biotechnology (MBA/MS), and biotechnology (MBA/PhD). Other programs include a 3-2 degree in industrial engineering, interdisciplinary programs in supply chain management, competitive strategy, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, global management, and Latin American business, foreign exchange with 18 countries, and internships. The strongest areas of study are finance, marketing, portfolio management, fixed income, real estate, supply chain management, and entrepreneurship. The most popular courses are Measuring and Managing Value, Art and Science of Negotiations, Financial Statement Analysis, and Game Theory Applied to Business Decisions. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. Business executives participate in a speaker series.

Forty-eight total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 18 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Introduction to Managerial Statistics
  • Advanced Managerial Statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Finance I: Asset Valuation, Risk and Return
  • Finance II: Capital Structure and Risk Management Issues
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Problems and Methods in Marketing Management
  • Managers and the Legal Environment
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership
  • Professional Writing
  • Professional Communication
  • Managing and Developing Groups and Teams

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements if they completed an undergraduate business major within 7 years of starting the program.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 10 months; maximum, 20 months. For students attending part time, the minimum is 15 months; maximum, 27 months.

In a recent year, there were 96 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom held a doctorate; there were 2 part-time faculty, both of whom held a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 40.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0 and GRE scores of 1250. Most important admissions factors are work experience, GMAT results, and management potential. A strong mathematics background is required.

The number of applicants for a recent class was 408; 168 were accepted; 84 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.3; average GMAT score was 670. Transfers are not accepted. Minority students are actively recruited by GMASS and minority recruitment events.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, 2 transcripts, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $30, 2 letters of recommendation, essays, and a resume. The application deadlines are rolling, but applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible notification of the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is June.

Financial Aid

In a recent year, about 70% of graduate business school students received financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $15,000 annually; maximum $28,000. Stipends and programs available for minority students include the Graduate Minority Fellowship. The FAFSA is required. Check with the school for current application deadline.

Tuition for in-state residents is $687 per year. Nonresidents pay $21,951 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $7300; books and supplies, $920; personal expenses, $1200; and other fees, $500, for an estimated annual total of $16,747 for in-state residents and $31,871 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing includes limited on-campus accommodations, but a wide variety of off-campus housing is available. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.

Students

Twenty percent of a recent graduate business school class were enrolled full time; all had an average of 7 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students were from the South (64%). Eleven percent were minorities and 12% were foreign nationals. The average age at entrance was 30; ages ranged from 21 to 52. Seventeen percent already had a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 24%, business; 24%, engineering; 22%, social sciences; 7%, liberal arts; 7%, math and science; and 2%, economics. About 1% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 99% remain to receive their degree.

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