The College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Administration/accounting emphasis (MBA), Master of Business Administration/CIS emphasis (MBA), Master of Business Administration/Health Care Administration (MBA), and Master of Business Administration/finance, management, marketing (MBA) as well as a joint degree in pharmacy (MBA/PharmD). Other programs include an interdisciplinary hazardous waste management program. The strongest area of study is accounting. The most popular courses are in strategy and finance. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus.
Thirty total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Quantitative Information for Business Decision
- Business Policy/Strategy in a Global Environment
- Managerial Decision Making
- Finance in an Integrated Environment
- Marketing in an Integrated Environment
- Information Technology in Business
- Managerial Control Systems
- Business Simulation and Application
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by exam or through completion of recent equivalent first-year course work.
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.
In a recent year, there were 30 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom held a doctorate; there were 6 part-time faculty, of whom 50% held a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated below average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 18; average business class size is 15.