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Contact Information
901 S National
Glass Hall 223
Springfield, Missouri 65897, United States

The College of Business (COB) is one of the largest business programs in the Midwest region. The College includes four departments (Computer Information Systems, Finance and General Business, Management and Marketing) and the School of Accountancy in the business unit, as well as two separately-accredited departments (Fashion and Interior Design and Construction and Technology Management) that are outside of that unit. The business unit prepares over 4000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students for a wide spectrum of business and related careers. The College, along with the School of Accountancy, holds the prestigious full accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This accreditation and large numbers of high quality graduates attracts employers from throughout the Midwest to recruit annually for part-time (internships and co-operative education) and full-time positions. With over 100 firms participating in the College's three Career Days and coming to Glass Hall for on-campus interviews COB students have excellent career opportunities. Despite being one of the largest business programs in the Midwest, COB offers individual attention via the College's 118 faculty, Business Advisement Center, and specialized Career Center. This large, diverse and highly qualified faculty, many of whom have won teaching and research awards and have practical business experience, allows COB to offer a wide variety of majors, along with specialized options and courses while still keeping classes small. From orientation through the final degree check students are guided by one of the College's dedicated academic advisors. And when the time comes to find an internship, cooperative education opportunity or full-time position the College's Career Center staff is ready to assist. With over 11 distinct Bachelor of Science degrees within the business unit (AACSB Accredited offerings include Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology Service Management, Finance, General Business, Risk Management and Insurance, Entertainment Management, Entrepreneurship, Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Marketing) and so many specialized options it's easy to see why so many students that are serious about starting careers in business and related areas turn to COB. There are 6 additional Bachelor of Science degrees offered outside the business unit which include Fashion Merchandising and Design, Interior Design, Family and Consumer Sciences (The Department's Family and Consumer Science B.D. Ed. programs are accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)), Construction Management, Facility Management, and Technology Management (The Department's Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)). For working professionals COB's five graduate programs - Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accountancy (MAcc), Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MS CIS), Master of Science in Project Management, and Master of Health Administration provide an opportunity to gain the foundation in one's field or change career paths.

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About Missouri State University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.18 GPA of All Applicants 3.23 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average
  • Median
  • Middle 80%
Admissions Selectivity
88% College of Business Administration 46% Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 147
88% 88
74% 74.0
40% 40
39% 39
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Not Considered
  • Interviews Not Considered
  • Recommendations Not Considered
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
740 to 769
710 to 739
680 to 709
650 to 679
620 to 649
590 to 619
560 to 589
530 to 559
500 to 529
Under 500
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
64% 63.699022556390986
58% 57.85206896551723
After graduation, but within 3 months
21% 21.110859375
25% 24.93132867132867
More than 3 Months after graduation
5% 5.492558139534883
7% 7.091818181818181
Graduates seeking full-time employment
Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $10,706
  • Budget $18,900
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $18,857
  • Budget $23,358
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt

Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
35 College of Business Administration 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Experiential learning
25% 25
Team project
20% 20
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Management
Joint Degree Programs
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 18
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Purchased 150 new staff and faculty computers, 4 new servers, 35 new classroom instructor computers, and 270 lab computers. Renovated technology in one lecture hall.

Students: Who are my classmates?

39% International Students
40% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
89% 89
African American
5% 5
2% 2
Student Citizenship
North America
61% 61
35% 35
South America
1% 1
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Active Professional Clubs
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

3,435 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
0 Active alumni clubs
2% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.