Program objectives are: (1) an understanding of the general context of business in society and a foundation knowledge of the essential business functions; (2) acquisition of an advanced level of knowledge of a specialized business discipline; (3) ability to make significant professional contributions within a functional area of business; and (4) ability to compete effectively for professional positions in the private or public sectors.
Applicants to all MS programs in the Fogelman College must have the following:
An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or institution;
Application for admission and appropriate fee;
Official transcript from each college or university attended;
Satisfactory performance on undergraduate coursework and a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions test or the Graduate Record Examination GRE;
International applicants must submit an acceptable TOEFL score.
Qualified candidates may enter these programs at the beginning of any semester.
The Graduate Non-Degree classification allows individuals who have not yet decided to pursue a graduate degree or who have professional development needs to enroll in MS courses (a maximum of 9 credit hours). To remain enrolled as a Graduate Non-Degree student, individuals must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students should note that the 9-hour maximum is more stringent than the University Graduate School policy.
Prerequisite of MATH 1830 or its equivalent
Students with the necessary pre-qualifications may have the prerequisite waived by the program coordinator.
Each candidate must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of approved graduate courses
The 33 graduate credits include a minimum of 21 hours in the concentration (24 if a thesis is written; students electing to write a thesis should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write).