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University Catalog 2018-2019 
University Catalog 2018-2019 [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, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management, or a customized option within business administration with advisor approval. The program is appropriate for students who will seek careers as specialized professionals, 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 two letters of recommendation. Applicants who document 5 years of significant work experience in a managerial or professional role, or who have completed at least 9 units of graduate-level courses in business administration within the past 5 years with a grade point average of 3.0 or better may request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE requirement. 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 (33 units)

In addition to meeting the foundation requirement, a total of 33 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, or successful petition to waive the writing examination within University policy.

Thesis (3 units)

Concentrations (15 additional units)

Students should select a concentration and 15 units of courses with advisor approval. In addition to the courses listed below, students may take one 3-unit BUS 5980 Graduate Directed Studies with advisor approval.

Customized Concentration (15 Units)

Select courses with advisor approval.

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