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School of Management MBA Program

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The MBA program offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as a joint degree in law (JD/MBA), nursing (JD/MSN or MSN/MBA), and tax (JD/MT). Other programs include a cooperative program with the law school, work-study programs, and internships. The strongest areas of study are finance, leadership, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. The George Moor chair brings nationally known speakers to campus at least twice a year.

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

  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Analytical Methods
  • Economics for Managers
  • Behavioral Science for Managers
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Business Policy and Strategy

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements. CPA’s may waive the Managerial Accounting course.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending part time is 2 years; maximum, 5 years.

Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. The average business size class averages 25 to 30 students for require classes; 15 to 20 for elective classes.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GMAT score of 400. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and work experience. A strong mathematics background is required.

The average GMAT score was 520. 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, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $25, 2 letters of recommendation, and a resume. The application deadlines are open for fall entry; open, winter; open, spring; open, summer. Students are notified as soon as possible, usually within 1 week of the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is open. Once accepted, students may defer admission.

Financial Aid

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

Tuition for all students is $475 per credit. Graduate student housing is not available on campus. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.


All of the current graduate business school class have had an average of 7 to 8 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. Thirty-five percent are women. Ages range from 24 to 50. In a recent year, 97 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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