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The MBA Program offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 9 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quantitative Behavior
  • Business Policy
  • Management Information Systems

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The maximum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full or part time is 7 years.

In a recent year there were 9 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom held a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 25.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.75 and a GMAT score of 350. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 950. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and letters of recommendation. A strong mathematics background is required.

The number of applicants for a recent year class was 48; 48 were accepted; 40 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.0; average GMAT score was 400. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, 2 transcripts, GMAT scores, and 2 letters of recommendation. Students are notified on a rolling basis of the admissions decision. Check with the school for current application deadlines and fee.

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On-campus room and board costs approximately $3250; books and supplies, $2425; personal expenses, $8000, for an estimated annual total of $18,675 for in-state residents and $24,075 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing consists of a limited number of dormitory rooms available for graduate students.


Fifty-nine percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 70% have had an average of 5 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from Delaware (95%). Sixty percent are women, 90% are minorities, and 5% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 26; ages range from 24 to 50. Thirty percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 1% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 54%, business; 15%, liberal arts; 15%, social sciences; 4%, economics; and 2%, engineering. About 10% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 10% remain to receive their degree. In a recent year, 19 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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