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Richard J. Wehle School of Business

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Academics

The School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Administration in Professional Accounting (MBAPA), and Master of Telecommunications Management (MTM). Other programs include summer internships. The strongest areas of study are accounting, finance, marketing, and management. The most popular courses are Finance, Marketing, and Management.

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

  • Computer Skills
  • Legal Environment
  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quantitative Tools I and II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Production/Operations Management
  • Cross Functional Integration
  • Strategy Management
  • Managerial Environment

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements through previous work at accredited schools.

The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 3 semesters; maximum, 3 semesters. For students attending part time, the minimum is 4 semesters; maximum, 6 years.

In a recent year, there were 43 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 98% held a doctorate; there is 1 part-time faculty member, who held a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 9; average business class size is 30.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 1000. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and work experience. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for a recent class was 139; 89 were accepted; 46 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.05.Transfers are accepted.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, 2 transcripts, GMAT scores, and a nonrefundable application fee of $25. Students are notified of the admissions decision within 4 weeks of completed application. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 1 year. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA is required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is $720 per credit. Graduate student housing is very limited on campus, but amply available in off-campus accommodations. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.

Students

Nine percent of a current graduate business school class were enrolled full time. The greatest percentage of students were from New York (91%). Thirty-five percent were women, 3% were minorities, and 4% were foreign nationals. The average age at entrance was 28; ages ranged from 22 to 50. Twenty percent entered directly from undergraduate school; 4% already had a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 40%, business; 20%, engineering; 20%, liberal arts; and 10%, social sciences. About 5% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 85% remain to receive their degree.

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