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Graham School of Management

The Graham School of Management, established in 1983, provides theoretically sound and practically oriented programs to serve the broad needs of students interested in or continuing in the challenging fields of business and management. All of the business programs of the Graham School of Management are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The graduate programs include the master of business administration with a variety of concentrations as well as a number of certificate options.

Graham School of Management courses are offered on evenings and weekends to accommodate the needs of working professionals. Five terms are scheduled throughout the year, providing students with the option of completing their program in a timely manner.

Faculty and Staff

D. Akinlade; T. Bewaji; J. Cherian; M. Chishty; D. Cyze; J. Daniel; L. Earner, Assistant Dean; J. Eber, Dean; M. Gavino; I. Ghosh; J. Hagen; M. Hoque, Finance Department Chair; J. Hunter; W. Kresse, Director of the Center for the Study of Fraud and Corruption; A. Lewis; C. Luczak, Director of the Center for Service Excellence and Marketing Department Chair;  H. Mohammadi; H. Novak; F. Rahman; K.C. Rakow; D. Rapacz, Director of Graduate Programs; P. Schwer, Accounting Department Chair; C. Shanabruch; R. Varjavand; S. Wang;  K. Watland, Chicago Police Department Program Director and Management Department Chair; T. Wogan, Associate Director of Graduate Programs; N. Younkin.

Foundation Modules

The foundation modules are required for all Graham School of Management graduate students who do not have prior undergraduate business courses. Each 1 credit hour module is designed to provide students with information they need to succeed in the graduate courses and is offered within a condensed time period.

The modules are:

ACCT 401 Accounting Foundations (1)
ECON 402 Economic Principles (1)
ECON 406 Statistical Foundations (1)
FINC 403 Financial Principles (1)
MGMT 404 Management Foundations (1)
MKTG 405 Marketing Foundations (1)

( ) = credit hours / / = classroom hours

Upon discretion of the dean of the Graham School of Management, students may be exempt from one or more modules based on prior learning.

Graduation Requirements for Graduate Graham School of Management

MBA Graduate Programs

  1. Successful completion of any required foundation modules and 39 hours of graduate study.
  2. Maintenance of a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 (excluding foundation courses) with no grade lower than a C.
  3. Petition and approval for graduation by established deadline.

Computer Literacy Requirement

Because the ability to manage information is critical in today's rapidly changing environment, all entering graduate students are assumed to be computer-literate. Many classes incorporate the use of computer technology.