The Jesse H. Jones School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS) as well as a joint degree in law (MBA/JD). Other programs include joint research with industry and government. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus and include a program planned by the MBA Association that focuses on graduates and high-ranking officers, preferably CEOs.
Thirty-nine total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Statistical Analysis
- Managerial Accounting
- Economic Analysis
- Managerial Communications
- Managerial Finance
- Strategic Marketing Management
- Organization and Management Theory
- Global Strategic Management
- Information Technology
Additional required courses for students with a nonbusiness degree include:
- Principles of Marketing
- Financial Accounting
- Business Statistics
- Economic Theory and Analysis
- Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
- Management and Organizational Behavior
- Basic Business Finance
- Management Information Systems
- Operations Management
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements , but only the pre-MBA courses can be satisfied through previous course work.
The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 3 semesters; maximum, 6 years. For students attending part time, the maximum is 7 years.
In a recent year, there are 11 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom held a doctorate. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 9; average business class size is 20.