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College of Business Administration and Economics

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The College offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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

  • Computer-Based Management Information Systems
  • Seminar in Economic Topics
  • Seminar in Financial Theory and Policy
  • Marketing Management
  • Seminar in Strategic Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Seminar in Internationally Competitive Operations Management
  • Analysis of Contemporary Organizations

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements.

The maximum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending part time is 5 years.

Faculty salaries are rated well above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average business class size is 20.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT. Most important admissions factors are GMAT results, academic accomplishments and ability, and work experience. A strong mathematics background is required.

The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 282; 58 were accepted; 50 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.2; average GMAT score was 570. Transfers are accepted.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall and spring. To apply, students must submit an application form, 2 transcripts, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $55, a resume, and preferably 2 letters of recommendation. The application deadlines are May 1 for fall entry; October 1, spring. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is May. Once accepted, students may defer admission for 1 semester.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA is required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Residents pay no tuition. Nonresidents pay $339 per credit. On-campus room and board costs approximately $6100; books and supplies, $700; personal expenses, $2500; and other fees, $2082 Graduate student housing consists of some on-campus housing and nearby off-campus apartments. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.


Ninety-five percent of the current graduate business school class have had an average of 5 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. Five percent enter directly from undergraduate school.

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