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Milwaukee, WI 53217
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College of Business and Management

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The CBM offers the Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Administration for Health Care Executives (MBAH), and Master of Science in Financial Services (MS). The strongest area of study is management.

Forty-two total credits are required to complete the MBA. Required courses include:

  • Management Functions and Practices
  • Management Statistics and Quantitative Techniques
  • Managerial Economics
  • Computers and Information Processing
  • Human Relations and Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting for Managerial Decisions
  • Corporate Financial Policy
  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Legal and Ethical Issues for Managers
  • Management of the Total Enterprise
  • Applied Management Decision Report

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by receiving credit for work experience and for previous course work (up to 9 credits).

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 year; maximum, 7 years.

In a recent year, there were 11 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 18% held a doctorate; there were 430 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated well below average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 12.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, work experience, and management potential. A strong mathematics background is required.

Transfers are accepted.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation. Students are notified within 2 weeks after the file is complet of the admissions decision. Once accepted, students may defer admission. Check with the school for current application deadlines and fee.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA is required. Application deadlines are open.

Tuition for all students is approximately $390 per credit. On-campus room and board costs approximately $4820; and other fees, $100. Graduate student housing is available. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.


All of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; all have had an average of 3 years minimum of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. All students are from the Midwest. Fifty-one percent are women and 19% are minorities. The average age at entrance is 36; ages range from 22 to 60. Thirty percent enter directly from undergraduate school. About 8% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 60% remain to receive their degree. In a recent year, 170 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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