The MSBA program provides a graduate business alternative for students whose undergraduate preparation was a field outside of business administration. Students who wish to develop administrative skills for their chosen career but who are not interested in completing a Master of Business Administration degree can opt for this program instead.
These students would be required, for an MSBA, to complete six of this program's courses as leveling work prior to matriculation of the actual MSBA coursework. These six courses replicate much what is taught in the undergraduate business core, and the addition of three administrative electives and a graduate capstone course provide a basic graduate education in the field of business. Non-business departments may also provide a group of graduate-level administrative electives for the student to bolster the student's career-specific education.