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Business Administration, M.S.


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(Major Code: 05011) (SIMS Code: 221701)

No new students are being admitted to any Business Administration, M.S. degree program, except for the Concentration in Financial and Tax Planning.

Admission to the Degree Curriculum


In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing in the university and admission to the Fowler College of Business, as described above, and in Admission and Registration , the student must have satisfactorily completed equivalents of the following courses:

In Addition


In addition, the student’s adviser may request satisfactory completion of additional prerequisite courses in the student’s proposed field of specialization. Current students are required to complete any needed program prerequisites by enrolling in graduate courses and may not satisfy prerequisites by enrolling in undergraduate equivalency courses.

Notice of admission to a curriculum with classified graduate standing will be sent to the student upon the recommendation of the Fowler College of Business and the approval of the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Advancement to Candidacy


All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

Students concurrently enrolled in deficiency coursework may be given permission to take the comprehensive examination in their concentration prior to actual completion of all coursework. However, comprehensive examinations will not be evaluated and results will not be reported to the College of Graduate Studies until all deficiency coursework has been successfully completed. This may delay graduation.

Specific Requirements


In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing as described above and the general requirements for master’s degrees as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete a graduate program of at least 30 approved units to include at least 21 units in 600- and 700-numbered courses (except for the concentration in Financial and Tax Planning, which requires at least 15 units in 600- and 700-numbered courses). Up to nine units of coursework may be accepted as transfer credit. This program cannot include FIN 604  and Business Administration courses numbered 625-629, without specific permission of the director, Graduate Business Programs. At least 24 units must be in business administration and economics. Not more than a total of six units in courses 797 (Research), 798 (Special Study), and B A 780  (Field Studies in Business), may be accepted for credit toward the degree.

Each of the concentrations in the Master of Science in Business Administration requires Plan A, Thesis; or Plan B, Directed Readings in Business Administration or a written comprehensive examination offered by the appropriate department. The program must be approved by the college and departmental adviser.

For regulations concerning grade point averages, final approval for the granting of the degree, award of the degree, and diplomas, see Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

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