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Graduate Programs in Business and Technology

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Academics

The Graduate Programs in Business and Technology offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Economics (MSEcon), Master of Science in Marketing (MSMkt), Master of Science in Industrial Technology (MSIT), and Master of Science in Finance (MSF). Other programs include cross-registration with the University of North Texas and internship programs.

Thirty total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 6 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Applied Business Research
  • Strategic Management
  • Statistical Methods
  • Managerial Economics
  • Management Skills Development
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Theory and Policy
  • 2 Electives

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements through undergraduate course work and CLEP/DANTES Exams.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The maximum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full or part time is 6 years.

There are 15 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there are 8 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated well below average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 30.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.75, a GMAT score of 400, and GRE scores of 900. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, grades in upper-level courses, and GMAT results. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 1215; 886 were accepted; 726 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.0; average GMAT score was 500. 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, GMAT scores (if LIGPA is less than 2.75), 3 letters of recommendation, a resume, and an application letter. The application deadlines are June 1 for fall entry; November 1, spring; March 15, summer. Students are notified 2 weeks after receipt of materials of the admissions decision. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 1 year.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA and the previous year’s tax return are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for in-state residents is $6800 per year. Nonresidents pay $15,050 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $1425; books and supplies, $300 Graduate student housing consists of single and double apartments on campus.

Students

Thirty-nine percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 80% have had an average of 6 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 (77%). Forty-four percent are women, 53% are minorities, and 23% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 33; ages range from 21 to 45. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 75%, business; 15%, engineering; 5%, math and science; and 5%, social sciences. In 2006, 374 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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