Majors & Programs
Undergraduate ProgramsThe College of Business and Public Administration offers a major in administration designed to prepare students for careers in business, government service, institutions and related fields. Within the mission of the university, the College of Business and Public Administration has three central objectives: 1) provide high quality business and public administration programs which will prepare our students for successful careers in business and government; 2) participate in scholarly activities which will assist in keeping our students, faculty, and our constituent businesses and governments abreast of current developments in their respective disciplines; and 3) provide professional service to our university, community and professional organizations. The curriculum, with its core requirements and areas of specialization, provides the student with a broad-based behavioral and quantitative understanding of the concepts of management. The managerial function and decision-making processes are studied with coverage in methods of analysis of quantitative information; judgment and appraisal of social, economic and human relations issues; and effective communication.
Graduate ProgramsThe Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program provides post-baccalaureate students with a high-quality master-level education in the field of business administration. The program is designed to prepare promising students for positions of increasing responsibility and leadership through education in the broad scope of business and through in-depth knowledge in one or more specialized areas of business.
The M.B.A. for Executives is a 48-unit program, and is a variant of the regular M.B.A. It offers a high quality learning experience to entrepreneurs and professional managers from a variety of fields such as engineering, financial management, information technology, human resources management, marketing, supply chain management, accounting, and health care administration. Participants are working executives who hold key decision-making positions within their organizations. The executive participants should have at least five years of managerial experience. They should also be career professionals who intend to become better managers and have aspirations of assuming positions with increasing levels of responsibility. It is designed for managers who want to obtain advanced business education and training in order to become more effective decision-makers.
The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) is a broad program designed to prepare students for a career in administration in the public sector. The major objective is to provide the student with a generalist perspective of public administration, including tools of decision-making, an understanding of the total public administrative system, and a capacity for working within the public environment. This degree is intended for graduate students and career employees seeking to develop and strengthen academic and professional skills for admission and advancement in the professional practice of public administration.
The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities in public accounting, industry, finance, government and nonprofit organizations. The program is designed to produce individuals who are qualified with knowledge and skills in Professional Accounting and Accounting Information Systems. Graduates of the program are prepared to successfully challenge a professional examination for entry into the selected area; committed professional and career development beyond their formal education into highest executive levels of the selected area; capable of becoming leaders who exhibit high standards of ethical conduct within the profession; and prepared to pursue doctoral and research studies.