The Sawyer School of Management offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Executive MBA (EMBA), Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), Master of Science in Taxation (MST), Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Science in Financial Services and Banking (MSFSB), Master of Science in Philanthropy and Media (MSPM), Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA), Graduate Diploma Professional Accounting (GDPA), Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Accounting (MBA/MSA), Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Taxation (MBA/MST), Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Political Science (MBA/MSPS), Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MBA/MSCJ), and Master of Public Administration/Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling (MPA/MSMHC) as well as a joint degree in law and business administration (JD/MBA), law and public policy (JD/MPA), law and taxation (JD/MST), public policy and mental health counseling (MPA/MSMHC), public policy and criminal justice (MPA/MSCJ), public policy and political science (MPA/MSPS), business administration and accounting (MBA/MSA), and business administration and taxation (MBA/MST). Other programs include work-study, internships, foreign exchange by individual departments, and an accelerated MBA degree for CPAs and attorneys. The strongest areas of study are finance, accounting, management, and marketing. The most popular courses are global business, accounting, finance, and marketing. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus.
Required courses and electives vary be program and include:
- Effective Career Planning
- Organizational Behavior
- Statistical Methods
- Economic Analysis for Managers
- Corporate Financial Reporting and Control
- Value-Based Financial Management
- Marketing: The Challenge of Managing Value
- Information Management for Competitive Advantage
- Managing in the Ethical and Legal Environment
- Operations Management
- Managing in the Global Environment
- Strategic Management
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements through waivers, for core courses only.
The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 10 months; maximum, 5 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 16 months; maximum, 5 years.
There are 96 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 80% hold a doctorate; there are 30 part-time faculty, of whom 2% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 5; average business class size is 18.