The College of Business Administration offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Master of Science in Computer and Information Systems (MSCIS), and Master of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) as well as a joint degree in law (JD/MBA). Other programs include interdisciplinary programs in architecture, education, and criminal justice, foreign exchange with Mexico, China, and Europe, internships and cooperative programs with local, regional, and national companies, work-study through the Professional Practice program, and joint research within the university and with other universities worldwide. The strongest areas of study are social responsibility, ethics, and finance. The most popular courses are finance and courses related to international subjects. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus.
Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 9 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Accounting for Management Control
- Analysis of Economic Conditions
- Financial Planning and Administration
- Modeling and Executive Decision Making
- The Manager and Social Responsibility
- Management of Information Systems
- Management Development
- Strategic Marketing
Required courses for the MSCIS include:
- Object Orientation
- Specification and Design
- Quality Assurance
- Lifecycle Process Management
Required courses for the MSIA include:
- Information Security Principles
- Terrorism and Homeland Security
- Network Security
- Information Assurance Management
- Physical and Personal Security
- Secure Software Engineering
- Systems Forensics
- Assurance Processes
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by transferring up to 12 hours of credit.
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 1 year; maximum, 5 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 1 <1/2> years; maximum, 5 years.
There are 23 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 95% hold a doctorate; there are 18 part-time faculty, of whom 95% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category llA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 24.