The College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Accountancy (MAcc). Other programs include accounting internships. The strongest areas of study are accounting and business administration. The most popular course is in management. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus.
Thirty total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 6 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Accounting Topics
- Economic Analysis
- Software Based Business Solutions
- Operations Management
- Managerial Finance
- Organizational Behavior and Theory
- Marketing Management
- Administrative Strategy and Policy
Required courses for the MAcc include:
- Advanced Auditing
- Tax Consulting, Planning, and Research
- Information Systems in Accounting
- Advanced Cost Accounting
- Integrative Accounting Theory and Strategy
- Managerial Finance
- 2 graduate business electives
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements with undergraduate course work or CLEP exam with required score.
The maximum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full or part time is 7 years.
In a recent year, there were 24 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 97% held a doctorate. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 30.
A bachelor’s degree is required. Most important admissions factors are work experience, essays, and letters of recommendation. A strong mathematics background is required.
The number of applicants for a recent class was 53; 48 were accepted; 40 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.25; average GMAT score was 500. Transfers are accepted.
Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, 2 letters of recommendation, a resume, and an essay. Students are notified upon receipt of all documents of the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is November. Once accepted, students may defer admission. Check with the school for current application deadlines and fee.
Stipends and programs are available for minority students. The FAFSA is required.
Tuition for in-state residents is approximately $285 per credit, or $1695 per year. Nonresidents pay $905 per credit, or $5420 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $7020; books and supplies, $600; personal expenses, $1180; and other fees, $2440 to $6170, for an estimated annual total of $12,935 for in-state residents and $20,385 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing in on-campus apartments is limited. Most graduate students live off campus.
Thirty percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 85% have had an average of 8 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. Forty-two percent are women, 25% are minorities, and 5% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 34; ages range from 22 to 62. Three percent already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 61%, business; 17%, engineering; 13%, liberal arts; 8%, math and science; and 1%, health.