Missouri University of Science and Technology was established in 1870 as the first technological institution west of the Mississippi. In 2018, U.S. News ranked Missouri S&T among the top 100 Public Universities, and the Princeton Review recognized the university as 18th for offering internships. In 2017, Forbes ranked Missouri S&T 24th for STEM Colleges and 15th among public colleges with the highest-earning graduates. Payscale also ranks Missouri S&T 6th on ROI. The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business offers a premier education, grounded in business principles and research opportunities.
The undergraduate major in Business and Management Systems begins with business core courses in business law, financial accounting, finance, operations, and statistics. Students then proceed to courses within their chosen minor. Minors include AI and Machine Learning, Business Analytics and Data Science, Business Applications and Software Development, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Digital Supply Chain Management, Electronic and Social Commerce, Enterprise Resource Planning, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience, Financial Technology, Information Science and Technology, Management, Marketing, and Mobile Business and Technology. All undergraduate students are required to graduate with a significant experiential learning experience. The 36-credit hour Master of Business Administration program consists of 21 hours of core courses and 15 hours of electives. Students can accelerate the pace of their degree by completing the MBA 4+1 Program, which will only require one additional year of study beyond the Bachelor’s degree. Core courses will cover topics such as accounting, big data, data science, e-commerce, and supply chain management. Students can utilize 12 of their elective credit hours to earn one of 16 specialized certificates, such as Business Project Management, Business Intelligence, Digital Media and Web Design, Management and Leadership, or Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation.
Students have many opportunities to focus on “learning by doing.” There is a wide range of leadership development opportunities, such as the Global Leaders Institute and the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy, and as well as short term retreats and workshops, like the Student Leadership Conference, Backpacks to Briefcases, and Sue Shear Leadership Academy. Study abroad programs, internships, and student design teams also present new experiences that push students to new boundaries. Upperclassmen can serve as an Opening Week mentor, Peer Learning Assistant, or Student Success Coach. Graduate students can serve as a Graduate Assistant, Research Assistant, or Teaching Assistant, in exchange for partial funding of their degree. These opportunities also provide a great experience to help students secure career placement upon graduation. Many students also work with professors to co-author articles and present them at national conferences.
U.S. News ranks the online MBA among the top programs in the nation. The MBA can be completed fully online via state-of-the-art virtual classrooms. Students have virtual access to resources, such as tutoring, the library, career services, financial aid, and advising all from the comfort of their home. Graduate certificates are also offered fully online and can be completed individually or in conjunction with the MBA program.