The School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA). The strongest areas of study are accounting, finance, management, marketing, and international business. The most popular courses are Finance and Management. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus, including the Executive Perspectives course and the Distinguished Speakers Series.
Thirty-three to 54 total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 to 18 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Economic Analysis
- Advanced Strategic Management
- Financial Accounting
- Information Systems
- Marketing Management
- Management Process and Organizational Behavior
- Corporate Financial Management
- Statistical Methods
- Production/Operations Management
- International Business: Concepts and Issues
- Aggregate Economics
Students may eliminate or substitute up to 15 credits of requirements by evidence of previous advanced work.
Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The maximum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full or part time is 8 years.
There are 57 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 95% hold a doctorate; there are 2 part-time faculty, 1 of whom holds a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 25.