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School of Graduate and Professional Programs

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The Minneapolis Campus offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Human Resources Management (MAHRM), Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration (MAHSA), Master of Arts in International Business (MIB), Master of Arts in Management (MAM), Master of Arts in Public Safety Administration (MAPSA), Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Ethics (MASOLE), Master of Science in Geographical Information Sciences (MSGIS), Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM), and Master of Science in Telecommunications (MSTM) as well as a doctoral program in leadership (EdD). Students can complete a double degree or a double major in whichever major they choose. The strongest areas of study are leadership, ethics, finance, and management. The most popular courses are survey courses that give overviews of finance, personnel, ethics, and leadership.

Thirty-three total credits are required to complete the MA/MS. Required courses for the MA/MS include:

  • Management Principles
  • Oral Communications
  • Leadership and Decision Making
  • Project Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Legal and Government Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Financial Management
  • Information Systems
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managerial Ethics and Issues

Required courses include:

  • Quantitative Decision Making
  • Managerial Economics in a Global Environment
  • Ethics and Responsibility
  • Business Law
  • Global Leadership and Management
  • Marketing Distribution/Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management
  • International Operations Management
  • Organizations and Human Behavior
  • Business Analysis: The Case Method
  • Intercultural Acumen
  • Political Economy of Business
  • Business and Internationalization

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by transferring up to 6 credits.

The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending part time is 5 semesters; maximum, 5 years.

There are 3 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there are 39 part-time faculty, of whom 50% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well below average for Category llA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 9; average business class size is 20.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.75. The GMAT is required of MBA applicants only. Most important admissions factors are a successful interview, motivation, and maturity. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 250; 180 were accepted; 146 enrolled. Transfers are accepted.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores (MBA applicants only), a nonrefundable application fee of $25. 2 letters of recommendation, an essay, and a resume, An interview is required.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA is required. The application deadlines for fall entry are rolling.

Tuition for all students is $285 per credit, or $5130 per year. Books and supplies cost approximately $300, for an estimated annual total of $5430. Graduate student housing is not available.


Thirty-one percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; all have had full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from the Midwest (95%). Sixty-two percent are women and 49% are minorities. The average age at entrance is 36; ages range from 25 to 75. In 2006, 69 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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