The HCBA offers the Master of Arts in Accountancy (MAAcc), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT). Other programs include managerial internships and joint research with other departments, other U.S. universities, and universities in Hungary, Sweden, and Mexico. The strongest areas of study are management, accounting, and information services. The most popular courses are Technology-Based Research and Quantitative Tools, Controllership and the Treasury Function and Strategic Management and Marketing. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus.
Thirty-three total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 6 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Controllership and the Treasury Function
- Technology-Based Research and Quantitative Tools
- Strategic Management and Marketing
Required courses for the MSIT include:
- Software Engineering
- Project Management
- Advanced Systems Project Management
- Managing Corporate Information Systems
- Legal Environment of Information Systems
- Communication Network Management
- Internship in CIS
Required courses for the MAAcc include:
- Seminar in Accounting Theory
- Advanced Income Tax
- Advanced Auditing
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements for prerequisites but not core courses.
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 12 months; maximum, 8 years. For students attending part time, the maximum is 8 years.
There are 38 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated below average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 9; average business class size is 15.