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Graduate Business Programs

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Academics

The Graduate Business Programs offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Human Relations and Business (MS), and Master of Science in Human Resources and Training (MS). The strongest area of study is management.

Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 15 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Theory and Application of Research Methods
  • Ethics for Decision Making
  • Managerial Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Management

Required courses for the MS in Human Resources and Training include:

  • Theory and Application of Research Methods
  • Ethics for Decision Making
  • Adult Learning in the Workplace
  • Emerging Issues in Human Resources and Training
  • Information Channels in Organizations
  • Development of Training Programs
  • Group Effectiveness Skills
  • Organizational Change
  • Practicum in Human Resources and Training
  • Human Resource Management

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, 6 years. For students attending part time, the maximum is 6 years.

There are 5 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 90% hold a doctorate; there are 16 part-time faculty, of whom 90% hold 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 30; average business class size is 27.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0. A strong mathematics background is not required.

Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, and MAT, GRE, or GMATscores or evidence of graduate-level work. The application deadlines are open for fall entry; open, winter; open, spring; open, summer. Students are notified on a rolling basis of the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is open. Once accepted, students may defer admission .

Financial Aid

Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is $200 per credit, or $4800 per year. Books and supplies cost approximately $500, for an estimated annual total of $5300. Graduate student housing is not available on campus.

Students

Thirty-eight percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 95% have had an average of 5 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from Texas (75%). Sixty-nine percent are women and 15% are minorities. The average age at entrance is 37; ages range from 21 to 63. Five percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 2% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 33%, business; 33%, liberal arts; and 33%, counseling.

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