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Graduate Business School

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Academics

The Graduate Business School offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a general concentration and concentrations in accounting, arts management, entrepreneurial studies, finance, human resources management, management, marketing, management information systems, public management, and international business, Master of Science in Administration (MSA) in management and marketing, Master of Secience (MS) in accounting, finance, human resources, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, public management, human resource management, and health management, Master of Arts (MA) in business to business, human resources, international business, investment management, leadership, management, marketing, organizational behavior, sales, training and development, sport management, and health care management. Other programs include work-study programs in the form of graduate assistantships and individualized internships. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus.

Thirty-six total credits are required for the MBA-Traditional Program (45 to 48 for the Lindenwood College for Individulized Education, or LCIE, program), including 18 elective credits. Required courses for the MBA-Traditional Program include:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Management Information Systems
  • Financial Policy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Economic Issues
  • Business Policies and Strategies

Required courses for the MS-Specialized Fields include:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Management Information Systems
  • Finanacial Policy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Economic Issues
  • thesis

Required courses for the MA-Specialized Fields include:

  • Communications in the Corporate Environment
  • Legal and Ethical Management Issues
  • Issues in Marketing and Sales
  • Financial Accounting Concepts
  • Financial Concepts
  • Organizational Behavior and Development

Required courses for the MA-Sport Management include:

  • Communications in the Corporate Environment
  • Legal and Ethical Management Issues
  • Financial Accounting Concepts
  • Financial Concepts
  • Organizational Behavior and Development
  • Principles of Management and Sports Administration
  • Sports Marketing and Promotion
  • Sports Law
  • Administration of Health Promotion/Wellness
  • Program Implementation and Evaluation
  • Practicum in Sports Administration

Required courses for the MBA-LCIE include:

  • Financial Accounting Concepts
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Case Studies in Accounting
  • Management and Administrative Theory
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Personal Management and Labor Relations
  • Marketing Concepts
  • Marketing Strategy and Management
  • Issues in Marketing
  • Financial Concepts
  • Financial Policy
  • Managerial Finance
  • Elective Cluster and Business Policies and StrategiesorResearch Methods and Design and Culminating Project/Directed Thesis.

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by transferring up to 9 credits.

The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 18 months; maximum, 5 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 24 months; maximum, 5 years.

Of the traditional business faculty, 8 of 24 have a doctorate. Average business class size is 20.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required. Most important admissions factors are maturity, work experience, and academic accomplishments and ability. A strong mathematics background is not required.

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, a nonrefundable application fee of $30, 1 letter of recommendation, and a resume. The application deadlines are September 25 for fall entry; December 22, winter; March 19, spring; June 18, summer. Students are notified on a rolling basis of the admissions decision. Once accepted, students may defer admission (individually evaluated).

Financial Aid

The FAFSA and the previous year’s tax return are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is $340 per credit. On-campus room and board costs approximately $7500. Graduate student housing is available in dormitories or houses; married-student housing and single-parent housing is available.

Students

Sixty-nine percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time. The greatest percentage of students are from Missouri (72%). Fifty-six percent are women, 24% are minorities, and 14% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 31; ages range from 20 to 66. About 19% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 81% remain to receive their degree. In 2006, 398 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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