The College of Business Administration offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA), and Master of Science (MS). Other programs include work-study. The strongest areas of study are finance, accounting, marketing, and management. The most popular course is International Management.
Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Seminar in Accounting
- Seminar in Business Finance
- Seminar in Management
- Seminar in Marketing
- Management Science
- Advanced Business Statistics
- Managerial Economics
- Advanced Business Policy
The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 1 year; maximum, 5 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 2 years; maximum, 5 years.
There are 12 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated below average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 25.
A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.6 and a GMAT score of 490. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and grades in upper-level courses. A strong mathematics background is required.
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, and a nonrefundable application fee of $35. The application deadline is open for fall entry. Students are notified of the admissions decision as soon as the application can be processed. Once accepted, students who wish to wait to enroll may enter at a later date.
The FAFSA is required. The priority application deadlines are April 15 for fall entry; October 1, spring; March 2, summer.
Tuition for in-state residents is $120 per credit. Nonresidents pay $326 per credit. On-campus room and board costs approximately $4057; books and supplies, $750; personal expenses, $2271, for an estimated annual total of $10,144 for in-state residents and $14,760 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing consists of coed dormitories with private rooms and suites and married-student housing. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.
Sixty-four percent of a current graduate business school class were enrolled full time. Fifty-five percent were women, 50% were minorities, and 12% were foreign nationals. The average age at entrance was 29; ages ranged from 22 to 50. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 70%, business; 5%, economics; 5%, liberal arts; 2%, math and science; and 1%, social sciences. About 12% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 80% remain to receive their degree.