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Cameron School of Business

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Academics

The Cameron School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), Master of International Business (MIB), and Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) as well as a joint degree in BBA/MBA and BBA/MIB. Other programs include cross-registration with Houston Baptist University and Texas Woman’s University for a concentration in health administration, internships, and foreign exchange. The strongest areas of study are finance, international business, and accounting. The most popular course is Finance. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. The Center for Business Ethics brings in visiting lecturers and also sponsors the Ethical Leadership in Action Award, whose recipient comes and speaks to students. The Barbara Hurwitz lecture series brings 4 distinguished lecturers annually to address students and faculty of UST’s Cameron School of Business.

Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 9 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Economics for Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Statistical Methods for Management Decisions
  • Financial Management
  • Behavioral Theory
  • Management and Social Environment or Moral Decision Making in Business
  • Seminar in Management

Required courses for the MSA include:

  • Marketing Management and Theory
  • Theory of the Firm or Macroeconomic Theory
  • Statistical Methods for Management Decisions
  • Financial Management
  • Management and Social Environment or Moral Decision Making in Business
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting Theory
  • Auditing
  • Decision Strategy and Taxes

Required courses for the MSIS include:

  • Comparative Accounting Practices
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Theory of the Firm
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Statistical Methods for Management Decisions
  • Behavioral Theory
  • Management and Social Environment or Moral Decision Making in Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Systems Project Management

Required courses for the MIB include:

  • Networking and E-business Architectures
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Data Administration and Database Management
  • Theory of the Firm
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Statistical Methods for Management Decisions
  • Business Practices and Culture
  • Seminar in Management
  • International Economics
  • International Finance
  • International Management
  • Global Marketing
  • regional study course

Six hours may be accepted in transfer or exemption.

The maximum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time or part time is 6 years.

There are 22 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there are 18 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category llA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average business class size is 21.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5 and a GMAT score of 408. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, grades in upper-level courses, and GMAT results. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 227; 162 were accepted; 119 enrolled. The average GMAT score was 459. Transfers are accepted.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $35, and 3 letters of recommendation. The application deadlines are June 30 for fall entry; October 31, spring; April 30, summer. Students are notified 2 weeks after applying of the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is June. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 2 academic years.

Financial Aid

About 33% of graduate business school students receive financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $13,543 annually; maximum $24,000. The FAFSA and the school’s own financial statement are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is $660 per credit, or $11,880 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $6700; books and supplies, $1000; personal expenses, $1930; and other fees, $52, for an estimated annual total of $21,562. Graduate student housing is available in houses and apartments on campus.

Students

Thirty-four percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time. The greatest percentage of students are from Texas (82%). Forty-seven percent are women, 49% are minorities, and 19% are foreign nationals. Ages range from 21 to 58. In 2006, 240 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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