The Program in Business Administration offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Forty-eight total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 8 elective credits. Required courses for the MBA include: * Management Science
- Organization Behavior and Theory
- Strategic Marketing
- The Economics of Organizational Design
- Financial Management
- Enterprise Information Technology
- Operations Management
- Business and It’s Environment
- Human Resource Management
- Professional Project and Capstone in Strategic Management
- 2 electives
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by having up to 5 courses waived.
Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending part time is 2 years; maximum, 6 years.
In a recent year, there were 4 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 75% held a doctorate; there were 9 part-time faculty, of whom 10% held a doctorate.
A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0. A strong mathematics background is not required.
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 score, a nonrefundable application fee of $50, 2 letters of recommendation, 2 essays, and a resume. The application deadline is July 1 for fall entry. Students are notified on a rolling basis of the admissions decision. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 1 year.
The FAFSA is required. The application deadline for fall entry is March 1.
Tuition for all students is $675 per credit. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.
Ninety-five percent of a recent graduate business school class had an average of 3 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. All students were from the Northeast. Fifty-six percent were women and 5% were minorities. The average age at entrance was 27; ages ranged from 22 to 55. Ten percent entered directly from undergraduate school; 5% already had a graduate degree.