The Hull College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Other programs include work-study. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. Two of these are the MBA Executive Lecture Series program and the Executive-in-Residence program.
Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 3 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Societal Issues in Business Decisions
- Communication for Managers
- National and International Economics for Managers
- Accounting Systems for Managerial Control
- Management of Information Technology
- Managerial Finance
- Marketing Management
- Management of Human Resources
- Strategic Management
- Applied Business Research
- Designing, Managing, and Improving Operations
Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 1 1/2 years; maximum, 6 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 2 years; maximum, 6 years.
There are 17 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 88% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated below average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 7; average business class size is 15.
A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GMAT score of 450. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (GPA x 200) + GMAT, or minimum 1000. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and grades in upper-level courses. A strong mathematics background is not required.
The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 92; 72 were accepted; 62 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.05; average GMAT score was 520. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited by statewide efforts through the Chancellor’s office and through regional participation in career fairs.
Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $20, an immunization certificate, and a computer skills assessment form. Check with the school for current application deadlines. Students are notified of the admissions decision as soon as their application files are completed and evaluated. Once accepted, students may defer admission and negotiate entry time under a flexible deferred admissions plan.
The FAFSA is required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.
Tuition for in-state residents is $127 per credit, or $2286 per year. Nonresidents pay $508 per credit, or $9144 per year. Books and supplies cost approximately $500; personal expenses, $500; and other fees, $506, for an estimated annual total of $3792 for in-state residents and $10,650 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing is available.
Thirty-three percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 95% 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 are from Georgia (74%). Forty percent are women, 26% are minorities, and 14% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 31; ages range from 22 to 57. Fourteen percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 12% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 58%, business; 10%, engineering; 10%, math and science; 9%, liberal arts; and 4%, social sciences.