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Graduate Programs

Accounting - M.S.

Business Administration - M.B.A.
Information Security
Innovation
Executive Leadership

Sport and Recreation Leadership - M.S. 1

Strategic Leadership - Ph.D. 2


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Offered by the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management, an independent affiliate of the College of Business. Not AACSB accredited.

Offered by the School of Strategic Leadership Studies, an independent affiliate of the College of Business. Not AACSB accredited.

The College of Business offers three distinct and engaging MBA programs in Executive Leadership, Innovation, and Information Security. Each program offers a unique blend of face-to-face and online course delivery ideal for working professionals who want to accelerate their career.

  • The Executive Leadership MBA is ideal for the mid-level manager with a minimum five years of professional work experience, and an interest in acquiring skills and abilities necessary for successful transition into C-Suite level positions.
  • The Information Security MBA is designed for the manager needing a strong understanding of the business fundamentals and implications of information security. Upon completion of the coursework, students are prepared to take the CISSP exam. Requires at least two years of professional work experience.
  • The Innovation MBA captures the traditional MBA experience in a part-time format with evening classes. Our signature Leadership Development program and a 10-day global experience are the cornerstones of this program. Requires at least two years of professional work experience.

The Accounting graduate program which leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) in Accounting degree offers two concentrations:
Accounting Information Systems (AIS) and Taxation.The primary goal of the M.S. program is to prepare business and non-business majors for entry into the publc accounting profession. Prerequisite coursework must be taken at an AACSB accredited school.

Dean Mary Gowan in the Capital Markets Lab

Highlights

  • Our Information Security MBA Program has been ranked 11th in the nation by The Princeton Review and 28th by US News and World Report.
  • The College of Business is among the fewer than 5 percent of business schools in the world to have earned accreditation by AACSB International. MBA courses are taught almost exclusively by full time College of Business faculty with PhDs in their respective disciplines.
  • Students matriculate through their programs in small cohorts of 20-25 peers.
  • Each program offers a unique approach to course delivery that blends face-to-face and synchronous online sessions.


Two schools associated with the College of Business provide students with a competitive edge:

The Hart School of Hospitality and Recreation Management offers an M.S. degree with concentrations in Sport and Recreation or Campus Recreation. This program empowers students to succeed and become a leader in the Sport or Recreation industries.

The School of Strategic Leadership Studies offers a unique Ph.D. in Strategic Leadership. This program combines business principles, accountability, leadership theory and applications, and a strong foundation in statistical analysis to prepare students for leadership roles that benefit from data-driven decision-making.

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