Frostburg State University’s College of Business focuses on offering exceptional experiences inside and outside the classroom. In 2017-2018 the COB was recognized as a Business College of Distinction. It encompasses four departments; Accounting, Economics, Management, and Marketing and Finance.
This AACSB accredited school features a unique 2+2 Exchange Program with China University of Mining and Technology. Accounting students can earn their bachelor’s degree by spending two years at each university, opening the door to global learning. Frostburg also partners with Vanung University in Taiwan for the Hospitality Management program. Students who are interested in touring the university may do so in person or through the unique virtual reality experience using their phone and a cardboard pair of glasses.
At the bachelor’s level, degrees are offered in Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics. Business Administration students can enhance their degree with a career-focused concentration in Finance, General Management, Global Business, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Hospitality Management, or Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Each program consists of core courses, concentration courses, and business electives that complement the students’ concentration area. Accounting students can gain hands-on experience through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
A combined Accounting/MBA degree is offered to students who earned their Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Frostburg. The bachelor’s combined with the MBA is a total of 153 credit hours. Students who completed a degree at another university and earned CPA licensure may earn credit by exam for two courses, therefore only needing to complete 30 hours towards the MBA.
Internships and student organizations can provide Frostburg CoB students with a well-rounded business education. Students can complete an internship with companies, such as Marriott Corporation, AT&T, Merrill Lynch, and government agencies. Organizations include Economics Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Finance Club, Global Business Club, Marketing Club, Society for the Advancement of Management, Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society, and the Society for Human Resource Management. Accounting students can also join the Accounting Association, which includes field trips, social activities, and accountant guest speakers. Students are also able to attend regional, national, and international conferences. Global Business Experience destinations have included Brazil, China, Ecuador, and Peru. Students can also utilize their business skills to help local businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies through the Center for Regional Engagement and Economic Development. Through this Center, students conduct research, provide consulting services, lead trainings, and administer surveys about the local economy.
The online MBA has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report among top Online MBA programs. This affordable program has also been named among the best buys for graduate education. All classes are offered in a seven-week model. The curriculum for this program consists of eight core courses and four courses towards a concentration in either Business Analytics, Health Care Management, or Management. Full-time students can finish this top-notch program in as little as one year, and part-time students can work at a pace that fits their needs. There are three start dates per year for this program; fall, spring, and summer.