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College of Business and Economics

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Academics

The College of Business and Economics offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Economics (MAEcon), Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA), Master of Science in Taxation (MSTax), and Master of Science in Telecommunications (MSTelSys). Other programs include foreign exchange with Russia, Vienna, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sao Paolo and internships with local firms. The strongest areas of study are accounting, finance, taxation, and e-commerce. The most popular course is Human Resource Management. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus.

Forty-five total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 4 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Seminar in Financial Management
  • Quantitative Business Methods
  • Interpersonal Skills

Required courses for the MSBA with a CIS/Quantitative Business Methods concentration include:

  • Seminar in Probabilistic Techniques of Quantitative Business Methods
  • Seminar in Advanced Techniques of Quantitative Business Methods
  • Seminar in the Design and Use of Computer Simulation Models
  • Seminar in Econometrics
  • Quantitative Business Methods
  • Seminar in Advanced Operations Management
  • Business and Economic Forecasting
  • Analysis of Information Systems
  • Data Base Theory and Administration
  • Decision Support and Expert Systems
  • Data and Voice Communications

Required courses for the MSTax include:

  • Federal Income Tax Accounting/Corporations and Shareholders
  • Advanced Individual Taxation
  • Income Taxation of Partners and Partnerships
  • Federal Tax Research, Procedures and Penalties
  • Advanced Corporate Taxation
  • Tax Accounting Periods and Methods
  • Seminar in Public Finance
  • Seminar in Business Policy

Required courses for the MS Telecommunications (Computer Technologies) include:

  • Object-Oriented Software Development for Telecommunications
  • Web-Based Systems
  • Network Security
  • Operating Systems Design
  • Data Compression
  • Artifical Intelligence in Telecommunications
  • (select 4 of above)

Required courses for the MS Telecommunications (Telecommunications Management) include:

  • Telecommunication Management Systems
  • Collaborative Multimedia Networking and Telepresence
  • Telecommunication Industry and Service Management
  • Management of Satellite/Wireless-Communications
  • Quantitative Business Methods
  • Service Operations Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • (select 4 of above)

Required courses for the MAEcon include:

  • Seminar: Micro-Economic Theory I and II
  • Seminar: Macro-Economic Theory
  • Business and Economic Forecasting
  • Seminar: Econometrics

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The maximum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time or part time is 5 years.

In a recent year, there were 75 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 90% hold a doctorate; there were 48 part-time faculty. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 25.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5, a GMAT score of 500, and GRE scores of 500. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x upper-division GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 1050, provided the GMAT scores are above the 20th percentile. Most important admissions factors are grades in upper-level courses, GMAT results, and academic accomplishments and ability. A strong mathematics background is not required.

Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited by the Educational Opportunity Program.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, 2 transcripts, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $55, and 2 letters of recommendation. Students are notified of the admissions decision approximately 6 weeks after all material is submitted. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Financial Aid

Stipends and programs available for minority students include Graduate Equity Fellowships funded by the chancellor’s office. The SAAC is required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Residents pay no tuition. Nonresidents pay $8136 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $3580; books and supplies, $1425; personal expenses, $2000; and other fees, $3192, for an estimated annual total of $10,197 for in-state residents and $18,347 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing is available both on and off campus. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.

Students

In a recent year ninety percent of the current graduate business school class have had an average of 8 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students were from California (75%). Forty-seven percent were women, 55% are minorities, and 30% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 30; ages range from 21 to 70. Ten percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 2% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 60%, business; 15%, economics; 10%, math and science; 5%, engineering; 5%, liberal arts; and 5%, social sciences.

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