The College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as a doctoral program in curriculum instruction, with a business education specialization., and a joint degree in nursing (MS/MBA). Other programs include an Educational Specialist degree in business education. The strongest area of study is strategic management. The most popular courses are Finance and Accounting. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. Executives who hold visiting professor positions serve as speakers on campus.
Thirty-three total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 6 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Advanced Management Practices
- Quantitive Problem Solving
- Management Accounting
- Management Information Systems
- Managing the Strategic Workforce
- Strategic Financial Decisions
- Strategic Supply Chain and Operating Decisions
- Strategic Marketing Decisions
- International Global Requirement
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<1/2> years; maximum, 5 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 2 years; maximum, 5 years.
In a recent year there were 29 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well below average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 18; average business class size is 17.