Albers Graduate Programs
Graduate programs at Albers School of Business and Economics offer advanced, in-depth education to individuals seeking specialized knowledge and skills in a particular field. Graduate work encourages students to fully develop professional competencies, and to enhance high-level thinking abilities, including practical application and syntheses. Graduate education at Albers cultivates the critical examination of ethical and value-laden issues in the business professions.
Graduate program instructors strive to stimulate participants’ curiosity and nurture the investigative skills needed to seek answers to challenging questions. Graduates develop personal and professional qualifications that contribute to their field and to the betterment of those they serve.
Math, Computer, and Business Communications Proficiency
All graduate students in the degree programs of the Albers School of Business and Economics must establish their proficiency in basic mathematics (college algebra and introductory calculus), computer use (word processing, intermediate-level skills in spreadsheet analysis, communication via e-mail, and conduct research via the Internet) and business communications. All students must have access to a computer with a modem, wireless connectivity, or the flexibility to use campus computer labs.
Math proficiency can be established by previous credit course work in calculus with a grade of "B" (3.00) or higher, or the non-credit course offered by Albers.
Communications proficiency can be established by previous credit course work in business communications with a grade of "B" (3.00) or higher, or successful completion of the non-credit business communications course offered by the Albers School, or by adequate performance in both the Verbal section and the Essay Writing section of the GMAT exam.
Students are encouraged to complete these proficiency requirements prior to starting their graduate degree program. The math proficiency requirement must be completed by the end of the first year in each program. The communications proficiency must be completed by the end of the first quarter in each program.