GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
Nationally ranked and accredited programs that fit your life.
A graduate degree from the College of Business is one of the best ways to prepare for the challenges of the global economy. We offer flexible evening programs, convenient locations, a diverse student body, and knowledgeable, accessible, expert faculty. And, our programs are nationally ranked and accredited.
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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Offered: 100% online; evenings; weekends
Advance your career, from anywhere on the globe, to the next level in a convenient format to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Our program can be completed in as little as one year full-time.
Master of Science in Management- Business Analytics (MSM-BA)
Pursue in-depth study in Business Analytics and choose a concentration in either Information Systems Management or Supply Chain Management. This degree is popular with those who have undergraduate degrees in computer science, information technology, management, or related fields, or for those who are planning to work in technology. Students with any background can pursue this degree.
Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)
Pursue either a professional accountancy option or an accounting information systems option. Students with accounting undergraduate degrees can combine their accounting backgrounds with coursework in information systems and finance to broaden their business knowledge. Students who are newer to accounting can gain the skills to pursue a career in the field.
Joint and Collaborative Degree Programs
We offer joint programs, as well as programs in collaboration with a number of departments across campus, to allow non-business students to expand their understanding of business and also reduce MBA requirements if they later choose to pursue the degree.
- the J.D./M.Tax in legal and taxation studies
- the J.D. and Master of Science in Accountancy (J.D./M.S.A.) in financial forensics or financial reporting and compliance.
We also offer graduate certificates in Financial Management and SAS Certificate of Completion in Economic Data Analytics. See details.
Applying for a Certificate
To apply, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree.
Apply through the graduate school application process and specify that the application is for a certificate program. You will need to complete a new application for any additional program you want to enter.
When a student completes the requirements for a certificate, the certificate will be awarded after the student submits an application for the certificate to be issued using My Akron.
Please note: The graduate certificate program requires specific courses, none of which can be waived. Students enrolled in certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.
Gain a strategic and integrative perspective
With UA's College of Business, students report they gain:
- ethical decision-making skills,
- strategic, integrative multidisciplinary perspectives,
- critical thinking, analytical, and decision-making skills,
- stronger innovative and creative abilities, and
- comfort with change.
Come to a graduate school that fits with both your aspirations and busy life.
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FOR CURRENT STUDENTS
College of Business
Office of Graduate Programs
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer Hours through August 20, 2021 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.