The Graduate Programs in Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA)and the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA). The strongest area of study and the most popular course is management.
Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 6 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Managerial Accounting
- Managerial Communications
- Quantitative Analysis
- Theory of Financial Management
- Marketing Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Managerial Economics
- Production and Operations Management
- Management Information Systems
- Strategy and Policy
Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. 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 reent year, there were 13 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom held a doctorate; there were 2 part-time faculty, all of whom held a doctorate. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 18; average business class size is 20.
A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 245. Most important admissions factors are work experience, GMAT results, and grades in upper-level courses. A strong mathematics background is not required.
The number of applicants for a recent class was 61; 52 were accepted; 47 enrolled. 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 3 letters of recommendation. The application deadlines are July 1 for fall entry: November 1, spring; March 1, summer. Students are notified as soon as the application materials are evaluated of the admissions decision. Once accepted, students may defer admission and can enter at any future time.
Check with the school for current application deadlines.
Tuition for in-state residents is approximately $125 per credit. Nonresidents pay approximately $320 per credit. Graduate student housing is available on campus.
Seventeen percent of a recent graduate business school class were enrolled full time; 87% had an average of 3 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school. The greatest percentage of students were from Texas (90%). Forty-seven percent were women, 90% were minorities, and 10%were foreign nationals. The average age at entrance was 25; ages ranged from 23 to 47. Ten percent entered directly from undergraduate school; 2% already had a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 89%, business; 5%, engineering; 3%, social sciences; 2%, liberal arts; and 1%, math and science. About 10% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 60% remain to receive their degree. In a recent year, 18 graduate business degrees were awarded.