The College offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science (MS). Other programs include joint research with faculty and area businesses.
Thirty-three total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Managerial Accounting
- Macroeconomic Analysis and Business Conditions or
- Managerial Economics
- Financial Management
- Organizational Behavior in Administration
- Executive Seminar
- Strategic Marketing
- International Business
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements.
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 13 months; maximum, 8 years.
There are 17 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there is 1 part-time faculty member, who holds a doctorate. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 24; average business class size is 30.
A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5 and a GMAT score of 400. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 400. Most important admissions factors are management potential, grades in upper-level courses, and GMAT results. A strong mathematics background is required.
The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 70; 48 were accepted; 20 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.27; average GMAT score was 410. 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 transcript, and GMAT scores. The application deadlines are July 1 for fall entry; December 1, spring; May 1, summer. Students are notified within 2 weeks after a complete application is submitted of the admissions decision.
About 42% of graduate business school students receive financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $7741 annually; maximum $26,344. The FAFSA is required. The application deadline is rolling for fall entry.
Tuition for in-state residents is $244 per credit, or $4397 per year. Nonresidents pay $430 per credit, or $7736 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $5500; books and supplies, $600, for an estimated annual total of $10,602 for in-state residents and $13,941 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing consists of on-campus residence halls, some with special-interest floors.
Seventy-eight percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 70% have had full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school. Forty-one percent are women, 58% are minorities, and 56% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 29; ages range from 22 to 52. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 80%, business; 10%, liberal arts; 5%, engineering; and 5%, math and science. In 2006, 48 graduate business degrees were awarded.