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Master of Science in Business

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Master of Science with a Major in Business

The Master of Science degree program is for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in business or a related degree as prescribed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and want to do concentrated study in a specific business area. Deficiencies in a student’s undergraduate program result in additional hours being required for the degree. These are determined before or at the time of initial enrollment.

Concentrations in finance and supply chain management are offered. Availability depends on sufficient demand, as determined by the School of Business. Supply chain management is only available to U.S. Army majors, or major-eligible captains.

It is possible for students who satisfy all entrance requirements and specific course prerequisites to complete all requirements for the degree in two semesters and a summer session. However, before they begin study, they should meet with an adviser to decide which semester to enter.

M.S. Degree Requirements

Candidates must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit. Students must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Earn credit in required courses toward a concentration in finance or supply chain management.
  2. Complete MGMT 704 Strategic Management (2 hours) unless a substitution is allowed.
  3. Pass a comprehensive examination in the concentration, prepared and evaluated by at least three Graduate Faculty members in the area.

Undergraduate prerequisites that were not completed during the undergraduate program must be taken during initial enrollment and do not count toward fulfillment of the degree requirement of 30 hours.

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