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The Trulaske College of Business offers a PhD in Business Administration, the 100% online Crosby MBA, and several specialized master’s programs and graduate certificates. Over time, the college’s degree programs and faculty research productivity have earned national acclaim.

The college takes great pride in its graduates. More than 31,000 alumni are contributing their expertise to the public and private sectors in every state in the U.S. and in a host of foreign countries.

Degrees Offered

Doctoral

Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

About the Doctorate in Business Administration

The PhD program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as effective University researchers and teachers or for senior research positions in business or government. A primary objective of the program is to train PhD candidates to become proficient researchers. Therefore, course work involves research activities such as literature review and critique, theoretical modeling, research design, computer-assisted empirical analysis and preparation of proposals and research papers. Another objective is to train students to become high-quality teachers. PhD candidates are provided the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in their specialty area. In addition, students are expected to participate in national and regional academic conferences and are encouraged to work with faculty in developing individual research and teaching skills.

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Admission criteria

Fall deadline: February 1

  • Minimum GMAT or GRE score: There is no minimum score required, however, typically successful candidates score well on their exam.
  • Outstanding performance in previous academic work
  • Maturity and potential required for making scholarly contributions to their field of interest

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Missouri State Law requires that students who have a teaching assistantship achieve a certain level of proficiency on an oral language assessment, https://gradschool.missouri.edu/itap-program/.  All Trulaske College of Business students are assigned as teaching assistants for at least one year of their program. Students are required to achieve the required proficiency score in order to receive financial support by fulfilling that teaching assignment and maintain good standing in the program.

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Doctorate in Business Administration Program

  • Resume/Vita
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GMAT (Preferred), or GRE scores
  • Statement by the applicant indicating the intended major area of study, career objectives and any other information deemed pertinent for consideration by the admissions committee

Master's

Accountancy, Master of Accountancy

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Admission Criteria

  • Four-year accredited bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution
  • Must meet the accounting prerequisites listed below:
    • Accounting I and II
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Cost and Managerial Accounting
    • Introduction to Taxation
  • Competitive undergraduate GPA
  • Applicants may be required to interview

Deadlines for application to the MAcc

Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall, spring or summer semester.

  • Fall deadline: May 1 (international); July 1 (domestic)
  • Spring deadline: November 1 (international); December 1 (domestic)
  • Summer deadline: May 1 (international); May 15 (domestic)

Students will be admitted to the Master of Accountancy based on a variety of key qualifications. Evaluation criteria will include not only academic success (as represented by a student’s GPA), but also other factors such as professional work experience and leadership experience. Future job potential will be evaluated through interviews by a panel of faculty, staff, and alumni and alumnae representatives from the accounting profession. Additionally, student motivation and readiness will be assessed through review of their statement of objectives included in the application process.

Work experience may be considered in lieu of some admittance requirements. Additionally, students that are employed or otherwise financially supported by an employer (i.e. an accounting firm or corporation) may receive a waiver of some admittance requirements.

International Applicants

Please note that immigration documents will not be issued for the online Master of Accountancy because the program is completed fully online. International students will be limited to online courses unless they have a current visa that allows them to study in the United States. The on-campus Master of Accountancy will issue immigration documents for on-campus study.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the MAcc Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • A resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students)

Please click here for more details about admissions requirements and steps to apply.

Business, Master of Science

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About the Master of Science in Business

The Trulaske Master of Science in Business is a customizable interdisciplinary degree program that allows you to craft a business degree to suit your unique educational needs and career goals. This innovative program provides knowledge of business fundamentals through 12 core graduate business hours, and allows you to further expand your education with the selection of two graduate certificates from colleges throughout the University of Missouri.

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 or better GPA in the last 60 hours of baccalaureate coursework (for applicants with less than a master’s degree)

Deadlines for application to the MS in Business

Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semester.

  • Fall deadline: January 1 (priority deadline to be considered for scholarships); July 1 (final deadline)
  • Spring deadline: December 1

International Applicants

Please note that immigration documents will not be issued because the program is completed fully online. International students will be limited to online courses unless they have a current visa that allows them to study in the United States.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Business Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • Résumé
  • One letter of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students)

Please click here for more details about admissions requirements and steps to apply.

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (Crosby MBA)

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About the Crosby MBA

Crosby MBA candidates come from all backgrounds, including science, engineering, liberal arts, journalism, business and health-related fields.  There are no prerequisite courses.  However previous courses in accounting, statistics and finance are helpful. Please contact us for online resources and classes to help you gain knowledge in these subject areas, if interested.  Our admission standards are high and the curriculum is rigorous.  The Crosby MBA program is AACSB accredited, nationally recognized and highly ranked by U.S. News America’s Best Graduate Schools, Forbes, Princeton Review, and The Wall Street Journal.

Admission requirements

Factors considered in the admissions decision include post-graduation work experience; professional internships and/or co-ops; leadership, community involvement and service; quality of undergraduate work (GPA) and rigor of coursework; career focus and self-awareness demonstrated in question responses and interview.  A baccalaureate degree in any discipline from an accredited school is required.  Interviews by invitation will also be conducted.

Deadlines for application to the Crosby MBA

Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semester.

  • Fall deadline: January 1 (priority deadline to be considered for scholarships); July 1 (final deadline)
  • Spring deadline: December 1

International Applicants

Please note that immigration documents will not be issued because the program is completed fully online. International students will be limited to online courses unless they have a current visa that allows them to study in the United States.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Crosby MBA Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • Résumé
  • Letter of Recommendation (optional)
  • Two professional references
  • GMAT or GRE score (optional/not required)
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students)

Please click here for more details about admissions requirements and steps to apply.

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (Trulaske execMBA)

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Note: This program is not accepting applications at this time.

About the Trulaske execMBA Program

This innovative executive MBA is specifically designed for high achieving professionals seeking a first-rate MBA program that provides flexibility around their work schedules. Students earn the same renowned degree as the full-time MBA, but the program is specifically designed for executives. Combining face-to-face class time with online delivery for professionals with substantive experience, the 21-month Trulaske execMBA will connect you with peers, challenge you in relevant ways, and develop the mind- and skill-set to match today’s marketplace.

Admission requirements

All applicants to the Trulaske execMBA must have a minimum of 5 years of professional work experience, significant leadership experience, and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Other factors considered in admission include undergraduate GPA and a personal statement addressing criteria outlined on the execMBA website. GMAT and GRE scores, as well as letters of recommendation, will be accepted but are not required. Interviews are by invitation only.

Deadlines for application to the Trulaske execMBA

Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall semester.

  • Fall deadline: July 1

International applicants to the Trulaske execMBA

Applications are similar to those for domestic students, but an international student whose native language is not English is required to present an acceptable score on either the TOEFL or the IELTS.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the execMBA Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • Résumé (upload to your Graduate School online application)
  • One letter of recommendation (Optional)
  • GMAT and/or GRE scores will be considered, but are not a requirement for admission
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students)

Please click here for detailed instructions about how to complete the application and submit these documents.

Finance, Master of Science

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Admission Criteria

Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree from a college or University recognized by a regional accrediting agency in the U.S. and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the final 60 credit hours. Degrees from non-U.S. institutions must be recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education or Commission responsible for higher education in the country where the degree-granting institution is located. Please refer to the Graduate School web page for all degree requirements.

Neither a GMAT nor a GRE score is required but will be considered if submitted. Factors considered in the admissions decision include the quality and rigor of undergraduate classwork, potential for graduate work in finance, and career focus. Evidence to support these factors include items such as the personal statement portion of the application, any internships or post-graduation work experience, community involvement and service, and an interview (if requested by the admissions committee).

Deadlines for application to the MS Finance

Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semester. No summer or mid-semester entry is allowed at this time.

  • Fall deadline: July 1
  • Spring deadline: December 1

International Applicants

Please note that immigration documents will not be issued because the program is completed fully online. International students will be limited to online courses unless they have a current visa that allows them to study in the United States.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application.
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only).

For the Finance Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application).
  • Résumé.
  • Letters of recommendation (optional).
  • GMAT or GRE scores (optional).
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students).

Please click here for more details about admissions requirements and steps to apply.

Graduate Certificate

Marketing Analytics, Graduate Certificate

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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics will deepen your understanding of Big Data that inform marketing strategies, tasks, and decisions. Leverage predictive data modeling and data-mining tools to deliver strategic analytical solutions and create value across markets and industries.

This certificate is designed for people who:

  • Enjoy working with numbers and want to enhance their skills for career advancement
  • Have basic statistical proficiency and want to learn more
  • Want to learn how to use data to make better marketing decisions or to consult with marketing clients

Prerequisite coursework/experience in marketing and statistics is required.

Certificate web site:
https://business.missouri.edu/programs-admissions/graduate/graduate-certificates

Admission Criteria

Deadlines for application to the Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics

Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall semester.

  • Fall deadline: July 1

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Marketing Analytics Program

  • Resume/CV
  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application)

Please click here for more details about admissions requirements and steps to apply.

Investments, Graduate Certificate

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Officially approved as:  

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: Knowledge of investments is important in a number of careers. Jobs such as financial analyst, portfolio manager, wealth manager, personal financial planner, and risk manager require an advanced knowledge of investments. The educational objective of the Graduate Certificate in Investments is to provide cutting-edge knowledge to those people who wish to pursue a career in financial services, an “umbrella” description that includes the jobs listed above.

Certificate website:
https://online.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/mu/business/investments/grad-cert

Admission Criteria

Deadlines for application to the Graduate Certificate in Investments

Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semester.

  • Fall deadline: July 1
  • Spring deadline: December 1

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Investments Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • Resume/CV

Please click here for more details about admissions requirements and steps to apply.

Financial Management, Graduate Certificate

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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: Knowledge of financial management is important in a number of careers. Jobs such as financial manager, financial analyst, cost analyst, credit manager, cash manager, risk manager, investor relations officer, treasurer, controller, and chief financial officer (CFO) require an advanced knowledge of financial management. The educational objective of the Graduate Certificate in Financial Management is to provide cutting-edge knowledge to those people who wish to pursue a career in financial management, corporate finance, or a related field.

Certificate web site:
https://business.missouri.edu/programs-admissions/graduate/graduate-certificates

Admission Criteria

Deadlines for application to the Graduate Certificate in Financial Management

Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semester.

  • Fall deadline: July 1
  • Spring deadline: December 1

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Financial Management Program

  • Resume/CV
  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application)

Please click here for more details about admissions requirements and steps to apply.

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