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Business Graduate Programs

Business Graduate Programs Rating: 4.7/5 (3 votes)

Academics

The school offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA). Other programs include work-study, internships, and joint research. The strongest areas of study are accounting, economics, and management. The most popular courses are in management and ethics.

Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 9 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Mangerial Finance
  • Human Relations and Organizational Behavior
  • Statistics for Business Decisions
  • Managerial Economics
  • Advanced Production and Operations Management
  • Seminar in Business Policy

Required courses for the MPA include:

  • Advanced Accounting Theory
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Seminar in Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting Applications to EDP
  • Research in Tax
  • Seminar in International Accountancy
  • Statistics for Business Decisions
  • Advanced Production Management
  • Managerial Finance

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by transferring 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 2 years.

In a recent year, there were 23 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 85% held a doctorate; there were 2 part-time faculty, of whom 50% held a doctorate. Average business class size is 18.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 950. A strong mathematics background is not required.

Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a nonrefundable fee of $20, a transcript, GMAT scores, and 3 letters of recommendation. The application deadlines are March 1, for fall entry; October 15, spring; March 15, summer. Check with the school for the latest acceptable test date for fall entry. Once accepted, students may defer admission.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA and the school’s own financial statement are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is $2088 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $6248; books and supplies, $400; and other fees, $230 to $2063, for an estimated annual total of $8966. Graduate student housing is available, but limited on campus. Off-campus accommodations are available.

Students

In a recent year, 31 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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