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College of Management

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Academics

The College of Management offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS), and Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration (MPNA). The strongest areas of study are management information systems and project management. The most popular course is Project Management.

Forty total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 8 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Managerial Communications
  • Management Information Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Managerial Economics and Strategy

Required courses for the MMIS-Systems Development include:

  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Problem Formulation, Data Representation
  • Project Management
  • Process Analysis and Design
  • Management of Distributed Computing
  • System Design/Decision Support
  • Database and Client/Server System Design
  • Advanced Software Design
  • Integrative Project

Required courses for the MMIS-Information Management include:

  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Problem Formulation, Data Representation
  • Project Management
  • Process Analysis and Design
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Knowledge Engineering and Management
  • Supply Chain and Automation
  • Data Warehousing and Data Mining
  • Integrative Project

Required courses for the MPNA include:

  • Managerial Communications
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management of Information
  • Seminar in Community-Oriented Management
  • FoundationsPublic Administration of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Economics of Social Issues

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by the completion of previous course work at another institution.

The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 18 months; maximum, 5 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 2<1/2> years; maximum, 5 years.

There are 21 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 96% hold a doctorate; there are 62 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 6; average business class size is 22.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5 and a GMAT score of 480. Most important admissions factors are work experience, academic accomplishments and ability, and motivation. A strong mathematics background is required.

The number of applicants for a recent class was 150; 125 were accepted; 100 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.23; average GMAT score was 510. Transfers are accepted.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, 2 letters of recommendation, a personal essay, and a resume. Students are notified of the admissions decision 2 weeks after the application is complete. Once accepted, students may defer admission to any semester. Check with the school for current appliction deadlines and fee.

Financial Aid

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

Tuition for in-state residents is $244 per credit, or $4039 per year. Nonresidents pay $488 per credit, or $6500 per year. Books and supplies cost approximately $500, for an estimated annual total of $34539 for in-state residents and $8443 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing is not available on campus.

Students

Eighteen percent of a recent graduate business school class were enrolled full time; all have had an average of 11 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from Minnesota (86%). Fifty-one percent are women, 22% are minorities, and 12% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 37; ages range from 23 to 60. Two percent already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 35%, business; 13%, liberal arts; 12%, social sciences; 11%, accounting; 10%, economics; 7%, math and science; and 3%, engineering. In a recent year, 102 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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