The David Eccles School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (Macc), Master of Science in Finance (MSFin), and Master of Statistics (MStat) as well as a doctoral program in business administration with major and subconcentrations in accounting, marketing, management, and finance, and a joint degree in law (MBA/JD) and architecture (MBA/MA). Other programs include interdisciplinary programs in health services administration, statistics, civil engineering, and nursing, cooperative education, international field study opportunities in Germany, France, Mexico, and the Netherlands, and the Lassonde New Business Development Center. The strongest areas of study are tax accounting, managerial finance, strategic management, information systems, and product management. The most popular courses are Quality Management, Entrepreneurship, New Product Development, Management Information Systems, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, International Marketing, Real Estate Finance, Financial Reporting, and Nonprofit Consulting. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. and include the Executive MBA Guest Speaker series, the Special Topics in Finance course, the Business Roundtable series, the International Business Speaker series, the Utah Entrepreneur Center Speaker series, and the Spencer Eccles Convocation.
Sixty-two total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 30 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Managerial Economics
- Financial Management
- Financial and Managerial Accounting
- Production and Operations Management
- Data Analysis and Decision Making
- Business Strategy
- Marketing Management
- Field Study I and II
- Management Information Systems
- Career Strategies
- Business Communications
- Managing/Leading in Organizations
- Laying Foundations of Teamwork
Required courses for the Macc include:
- Interpersonal Relations and Communications in Accounting
- Cases in Auditing and Systems
- Accounting Integration
- Business and Tax Strategies
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements if they have completed an equivalent course with a satisfactory grade, with adviser approval.
Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 1 to 2 years; maximum, 6 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 2 to 3 years; maximum, 6 years.
In a recent year, there were 67 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom held a doctorate; there were 4 part-time faculty, of whom 75% held a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 12; average business class size is 53.