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School of Business Administration

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Academics

The School of Business Administration offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management (MBA), and Master of Business Administration in Accounting (MBA). Other programs include internships in health care management and a federally funded campus work-study program based on financial need. The most popular course is in management information systems. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus.

Forty-eight total credits are required to complete the MBA. Required courses include:

  • Business Finance
  • Behavioral Course
  • Quantitative Course
  • Marketing Course
  • Business Environment Course
  • Managerial Accounting Course
  • International Course
  • Technology Course
  • Strategic Management
  • Ethics, Law, and Social Responsibility

Required courses for the MBA in Health Care Management include:

  • International Course
  • Technology Course
  • Marketing Course
  • Introduction to U.S. Health Care System
  • Health Care Finance and Economics
  • Health Care Management
  • Seminar in Health Care
  • Health Care Field Work
  • Strategic Management
  • Ethics, Law, and Social Responsibility
  • Business Finance
  • Managerial Accounting

Required courses for the MBA in Accounting include:

  • Economics for Management
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Accounting
  • Quantitative Analysis and Statistics
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Ethics, Law and Social Responsibility
  • Business Finance

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements transfer of graduate credits or waiver; if a student has received an undergraduate degree in business within the past 7 years, core courses may be waived.

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 2 years; maximum, 5 years.

There are 33 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 87% hold a doctorate; there are 5 part-time faculty, of whom 20% hold a doctorate. Average number of courses faculty teach is 6; average business class size is 25.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.75, a GMAT score of 450, and GRE scores of 1000. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 500. Most important admissions factors are GMAT results, academic accomplishments and ability, and grades in upper-level courses. A strong mathematics background is required.

The number of applicants for a recent year, class was 192; 147 were accepted; 82enrolled. The average GPA was 3.17; average GMAT score was 502. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, and a nonrefundable application fee of $50. Check with the school for application deadlines Students are notified as soon as admission documents are processed of the admissions decision. Once accepted, students may defer admission.

Financial Aid

In a recent year, about 85% of graduate business school students receive financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $12,974 annually. The FAFSA is required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is $673 per credit. Books and supplies cost approximately $900; personal expenses, $13,375 and other fees, for an estimated annual total of $14,895. Graduate student housing is available off-campus. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.

Students

Eighteen percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 81% have had an average of 7 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from New Jersey (95%). Forty-Six percent are women and 10% are minorities. The average age at entrance is 29; ages range from 21 to 49. Twenty-one percent enter directly from undergraduate school. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 59%, business; 12%, liberal arts; 12%, social sciences; 5%, engineering; 7%, math and science; 11%. About 18% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 68% remain to receive their degree.

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