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Stillman School of Business

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Academics

The Stillman School offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Accounting (MSAC), Master of Science in International Business (MSIB), Master of Science in Professional Accounting (MSPA), and Master of Science in Taxation (MSTAX) as well as a joint degree in law (MBA/JD), international business (MBA/MS), international business and diplomacy and international relations (MS/MADIR), health systems administration (MBA/MSN), and diplomacy and international relations (MBA/MADIR). Other programs include an interdisciplinary program in international business, a cooperative program with Seton Hall University’s School of Law, work-study programs, summer study-abroad programs, internships, and joint research opportunities. The strongest areas of study and the most popular courses are in international business, finance, and sport management. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. There is an exchange agreement with China, Poland, and Russia, as well as a university-wide Distinguished Speakers Series.

Forty-two total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 8 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Social Responsibility
  • International Perspective
  • Business Policy (capstone)
  • Finance/Economics
  • Technology/Operations
  • Financial Accounting/Law
  • Marketing/Management

Required courses for the MS in Taxation (30 credits) include:

  • Concepts of Income Determination
  • Tax Research
  • Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Tax Accounting

Required courses for the MS in Accounting (30 credits) include:

  • Cost Accounting
  • Federal Income Taxation of Individuals
  • Auditing
  • Accounting Seminar Course
  • Uniform Commercial Code

Required courses for the MS in International Business include:

  • Global Business Environment
  • International Finance
  • International Trade
  • International Management
  • International Marketing
  • Global Strategy (capstone)
  • Global Business Practicum

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements. Students transferring from another program may be eligible to transfer a maximum of 12 credits.

The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 18 months; maximum, 2 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 3 years; maximum, 5 years.

In a recent year, there were 64 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 91% held a doctorate; there were 41 part-time faculty, of whom 25% held a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. 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 3.0 and a GMAT score of 500. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (GPA x 200) + GMAT, or minimum 1100. Most important admissions factors are GMAT results, academic accomplishments and ability, and work experience. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for a recent class was 337; 187 were accepted; 106 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.4; average GMAT score was 560. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited by participation in the Graduate Access Programs in Business and minority organization recruitment opportunities.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, TOEFL a nonrefundable application fee of $75, l letter of recommendation, a personal statement, and a professional resume. The application deadlines are May 31 for fall entry; October 31, spring; March 31, summer. Students are notified within 1 to 2 weeks of completing the application of the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is June 1. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 1 year after acceptance.

Financial Aid

Stipends and programs are available for minority students through the Minority Graduate Access Program. The FAFSA is required. Check with the school for the current application deadline.

Tuition for all students is $847 per credit. Books and supplies cost approximately $1200; personal expenses, $3000; and other fees, $370. Graduate student housing is not available. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.

Students

Nineteen percent of a recent graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 81% had an average of 4 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students were from the Northeast (92%). Thirty-four percent were women, 16% were minorities, and 2% were foreign nationals. The average age at entrance was 27; ages ranged from 21 to 52. Ten percent entered directly from undergraduate school; 2% already had a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 60%, business; 20%, liberal arts; 5%, economics; 5%, engineering; 5%, math and science; and 5%, social sciences. About 2% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons.

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