The School of Business offers the Full-Time Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accelerated Master of Business Administration (AMBA), Accelerated Master of Tourism Administration (ATMA), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Executive Master of Science in Information Systems (EMIS), Master of Accountancy (Maccy), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Master of Science in Information Systems Technology (MSIST), Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM), Master of Tourism Administration (MTA), and Part-Time Master of Business Administration (PMBA) as well as numerous full-time doctoral programs, and joint degrees in law and business administration (JD/MBA) and international affairs and business administration (MA/MBA). Other programs include 3-2 degrees in information systems and in tourism administration, interdisciplinary programs within the school as well as with other departments, cross-registration with other departments and the Consortium of Universities in the Washington metropolitan area, cooperative programs locally and nationally, foreign exchange with 14 countries, local and national internship programs, work-study programs, joint research with faculty, and distance education. The strongest areas of study are international business, finance, marketing, information systems technology, small business and entrepreneurship, and accountancy. The most popular courses are international business, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit management. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. These include the Executive-in-Residence program, Distinguished Speakers Series, Visiting Faculty Appointments, and MBA GLOBE program (Global Leadership of Business Enterprise).
Fifty-four total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Managerial Economics
- Financial Accounting
- Marketing Management
- Financial Management
- Organization Management and Leadership
- Operations Management
- Managerial Statistics
- Strategy Formulation and Implementation
- Business and Public Policy
- Information Systems Technology
- Managerial Accounting
- The World Economy
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements. Allowances depend on individual programs.
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, 5 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 2 years; maximum, 5 years.
There are 109 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 98% hold a doctorate; there are 85 part-time faculty, of whom 34% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well above average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 4; average business class size is 20.