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School of Business

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Academics

The School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Other programs include work-study programs within the school and internship programs. The strongest areas of study are accounting, finance, and management. The most popular course are in international electives.

Thirty-three total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 3 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Managerial Economics
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Advanced Business Statistics
  • Business Strategies and Policy
  • Operations Management
  • Advanced Human Resource Management

The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time or part time is 2 years; maximum, 6 years.

In a recent year, there were 10 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there were 10 part-time faculty, of whom 60% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated below average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 12; average business class size is 15.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (GPA x 200) + GMAT, or minimum 1000. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and grades in upper-level courses. A strong mathematics background is not required.

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 2 letters of recommendation. Students are notified of the admissions decision in August, December, and May. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 2 years. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Financial Aid

The FFS, the school’s own financial statement, and the previous year’s tax return are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Books and supplies cost approximately $500; and other fees, $116, for an estimated annual total of $2000 for in-state residents and $4000 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing consists of dormitories, apartments, and married-student housing. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.

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