The Ross School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (MAcc), and Executive MBA (EMBA) as well as a doctoral program and dual degrees in 25 areas. Other programs include interdisciplinary programs in environmental management, manufacturing, and nonprofit management, foreign exchange with 14 countries, internship programs, cross-registration in any of the university’s 21 academic units, joint research, overseas in-company learning, consulting projects for local companies and multinationals throughout the world, and a series of executive skills seminars. The strongest areas of study are corporate strategy, general management and leadership development, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, human resource management, and operations. The most popular courses are Corporate Strategy, Industry and Competitive Analysis, Corporate Financial Policy, Strategic Marketing Planning, Creativity in Business, and finance, marketing, and entrepreneurial management courses. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. An ongoing series of events, seminars, and conferences bring leading businesspeople to campus.
Fifty-eight total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 32 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Financial Accounting
- Human Behavior and Organizations
- Applied Microeconomics
- Financial Management
- Operations Management
- Corporate Strategy I
- Marketing Management
- Multidisciplinary Action Project (MAP)
- Quantitative Methods in Business Practice
- Principles of Finance
- The World Economy
- Management Accounting
- Managerial Writing
Required courses for the MAcc include:
- Federal Taxation I
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Corporate Financial Reporting
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- Auditing and Assurance
- Graduate Research Seminar
- Federal Taxation II
- Advanced Managerial
- Applied Financial Analysis
- Portfolio Management
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by having core courses waived and replacing them with electives or by taking placement exams.
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 2 academic years.
There are 128 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there are 69 part-time faculty, of whom 80% hold a doctorate. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 44.