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University Catalog 2016-2017 
University Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.S.

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The Master of Science in Business Administration (M.S. B.A.) is a specialized degree program that enables study and research in one of the following concentrations: Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership and Management, Marketing, New Venture Management, or a customized option within business administration with advisor approval. The program is appropriate for students who will seek careers as specialized professional managers, business analysts or consultants, or who intend to pursue further graduate study (D.B.A. or Ph.D.) in business administration.

Admission to the Program

To be admitted to the program, students must fulfill university requirements for admission to graduate study and college admission requirements for the M.S. B.A. Program. Applicants are admitted based on a comprehensive review of their work experience, prior education, GMAT or GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. In addition to the university application, applicants must submit a separate graduate program application to the College of Business and Economics.

Foundations of Business (9 units)

All students must complete with a grade of “B” or better BUS 5000 Foundations of Business Administration (9 units) prior to taking M.S. B.A. courses.

Requirements for the Degree (36 units)

In addition to meeting the foundation requirement, a total of 36 units of 5000-level courses is required for the degree. The university also requires demonstration of writing proficiency by passing the writing proficiency examination; students should enroll in UNIV 4000 (0 units) within the first two semesters of study.

Thesis (3 units)

Options (18 additional units)

Students should select an option and 18 units of courses with advisor approval. In addition to the courses listed below, students may take one 3-unit BUS 5970 Graduate Directed Research with advisor approval.

Customized Option (18 Units)

Select courses with advisor approval.

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