The MBA Program offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as a joint degree in law (MBA/JD). Other programs include foreign exchange with 2 countries. The strongest areas of study are finance, technology-enhanced business, MIS, and marketing. The most popular courses are finance, technology-enhanced business, and accounting.
Thirty total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Business Decision Making
- Operational Systems
- Managing Information and People
- Financial Resources for Marketing Strategies
- Strategic Stakeholder Management
- Integrative Project
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements for foundation courses only.
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, 2<1/2> years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 2 years; maximum, 5 years.
In a recent year, there were 69 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 99% hold a doctorate; there were 54 part-time faculty, of whom 20% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system.
A bachelor’s degree is required. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, career plans, and letters of recommendation. A strong mathematics background is not required.
The number of applicants for a recent class was 300; 240 were accepted; 192 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.15; average GMAT score was 550. Transfers are accepted.
Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form and GMAT scores. Check with the school for current application deadlines.
The FAFSA is required. Check with the school for current applicaton deadlines.
Tuition for all students is $583 per credit.
All of a recent graduate business school class was enrolled full time; 80% have had an average of 5 to 7 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. Forty-two percent were women. The average age at entrance is 29; ages range from 21 to 55. Ten percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 3% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 50%, business; 20%, engineering; 20%, liberal arts; 5%, math and science; and 5%, social sciences. About 5% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 95% remain to receive their degree.