The School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Business Education (MSBE), Master of Business Administration in Accounting (MBA-Acc), and Master of Business Administration in Information Systems (MBA-IS).
Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 15 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Accounting Information for Management
- Behavioral Aspects of Management
- Advanced Financial Management
- Marketing Management
- Quantitative Analysis
- Managerial Economics
- Information Systems for Managerial Decision Making
- Business Policy and Strategic Management
Required courses for the MSBE include:
- Business and Computer Curriculum Development
- Emerging Issues in Business and Computer Education
- Research in Business and Computer Education
- Instructional Technology Selection and Facilities
- Methods of Teaching Computer Studies
- Designing Computer Presentations
- Electronic Communications
- PC Troubleshooting
- Windows for Teachers
- Business Education Teaching Methods
Required courses for the MBA-Acc include:
- core MBA courses
- Accounting Theory
Required courses for the MBA-IS include:
- core MBA courses
- Systems Design and Analysis
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by transferring up to 9 hours of appropriate coursework from another university.
The maximum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full or part time is 7 years.
There are 21 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well below average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 7; average business class size is 23.
A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT=1050-Minimum acceptable GMAT score of 400. Most important admissions factors are undergraduate grade point average, grades in upper-level courses, and GMAT results. A strong mathematics background is not required.
The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 129; 122 were accepted; 52 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.05; average GMAT score was 528. 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, and a nonrefundable application fee of $30. The application deadlines are August 15 for fall entry; January 1, spring; June 1, summer. Students are notified of the admissions decision on a rolling basis. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is August 1.
Stipends and programs available for minority students include the Kansas Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship. The FAFSA is required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.
Tuition for in-state residents is $187 per credit, or $4162 per year. Nonresidents pay $477 per credit, or $11,222 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $6260; books and supplies, $720; personal expenses, $3086, for an estimated annual total of $14,228 for in-state residents and $21,396 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing is available on and off campus.
Sixty-four percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 31% have had an average of 4 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school. The greatest percentage of students are from Kansas (54%). Fifty-one percent are women, 30% are minorities, and 4% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 29; ages range from 21 to 61. Forty-one percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 4% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 64%, business; 5%, math and science; 4%, engineering; 4%, liberal arts; 3%, economics; and 2%, social sciences. About 5% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 90% remain to receive their degree. In 2006, 53 graduate business degrees were awarded.