The Business Graduate Studies offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (Macc), Master of Information Systems (MST), and Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR) as well as a doctoral program in economics, business information systems, and education. Other programs include internship programs. The strongest areas of study are business administration, accounting, and business information systems. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. The Partners in Business series brings top executives to campus from the areas of management, accounting, production, real estate, information systems, and marketing.
Thirty total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Information Systems Resource Management
- Finance Problems
- Operations Management
- Management and Organizational Behavior
- Business Strategy
Required courses for the MSAcc include:
- Advanced Accounting II
- Advanced Managerial Accounting
- Tax Research and Procedures
- Accounting Information Systems II
- Auditing II
- Accounting Theory and Research
- Communications for 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 1 year; maximum, 6 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 2 years; maximum, 6 years.
In a recent year, there were 55 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 95% held a doctorate; there were 5 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated below average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 40.