The School of Business and Management offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as a doctoral program in business. Other programs include work study, internships, and joint research. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. Speakers and visiting professors with a strong international background are brought in to enrich the instruction and research.
Thirty total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Accounting for Decision Making
- Corporate Finance
- Management of Information Technology
- Strategic Management and Policy Analysis
- Advanced Marketing Management
- International Business Management
The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 3 semesters.
There are 18 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 95% hold a doctorate. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 6; average business class size is 16.
A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5 and a GMAT score of 400. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and letters of recommendation. A strong mathematics background is required.
Transfers are not accepted. Minority students are actively recruited.
Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, 2 transcripts, GMAT scores, 3 letters of recommendation, and a 1-page statement of academic and professional plans. An interview is required. The application deadlines are February 1 for fall entry; October 31, spring; March 1, summer. Once accepted, students may defer admission.
Stipends and programs available for minority students include Goldseker Fellowships and state diversity grants. Check with the school for current application deadlines.
Tuition for in-state residents is $283 per credit. Nonresidents pay $502 per credit.Fees are $62 per credit. On-campus room and board costs approximately $7650. Graduate student housing consists of dormitories. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.
Fifty-eight percent of a recent graduate business school class were enrolled full-time; 70% had an average of 6 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students were from Maryland (55%). Forty-four percent were women, 88% were minorities, and 11% were foreign nationals. Ages ranged from 22 to 60. Ten percent entered directly from undergraduate school; 2% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 78%, business; 5%, economics; 5%, engineering; 4%, liberal arts; 3%, math and science; and 1%, social sciences. About 3% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 86% remain to receive their degree.