Towson University - College of Business & Economics

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

Premier

The College of Business and Economics, located in historic Stephens Hall, is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — in both its accounting and business administration programs.

This designation places the college in the top one percent of business schools worldwide and the top 10 percent in the United States. Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, the college provides a comprehensive business education firmly grounded in liberal arts.

Applied

While earning a degree is essential to entering the business world, the skills needed to be successful in any career can’t all be taught in the classroom. At the College of Business and Economics, the philosophy of applied learning is at the core of all our programs.

Understanding the value and necessity of hands-on experience, the college offers the one-of-a-kind Business Excellence program designed to prepare students to enter their careers. Through this program, students gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) in the classroom to learn the basics of professional development such as giving powerful presentations, communicating ideas effectively and working in teams. Our students then engage in quality internship experiences in professional settings. Through this approach of applied skills and knowledge, all of our students graduate having already taken the first steps in their chosen career paths.

Along with the internship program, students also apply leadership and teamwork to engage with the campus community and beyond through the college’s 18 student organizations.

Comprehensive

Whether students are pursuing a general career in business or have their eyes on more specific paths, the college provides the foundational knowledge to be successful in today’s business world while allowing students to explore in-depth study for their specific areas of interest.

With four undergraduate majors, six combined majors, two minors, as well as numerous concentrations, the college provides a comprehensive yet diverse spectrum of academic programs. With support of the support of our distinguished faculty, students can chart their educational route that will lead them to meet their goals.

Vision, Mission & Values

Vision Statement

To be recognized as the business college of choice for students, faculty and organizations in our region.

Mission Statement

The College of Business and Economics develops high quality and innovative programs and resources, connects theory to practice in curricular, extra-curricular and research activities, and transforms students who will have a positive impact within Maryland and beyond.

Core Values

We embrace a culture of striving for excellence, learning, ethical behavior, civility, diversity, inclusion, creativity and engagement.

Profile of a Candidate

As a premier school of applied business learning, the College of Business and Economics prepares its graduates to achieve excellence in their professional careers. The College of Business and Economics’ combination of rigorous academic studies and hands-on business experience—all subject to strict measures of performance— develop the following Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSAs) that are the foundation for professional success:

Accredited Business Knowledge

Know, apply and integrate the content of one’s major

Communication

  • Write articulate, persuasive and influential reports, proposals, letters
  • Make articulate, persuasive and influential oral presentations
  • Develop graphic, spreadsheet and business analysis to support position taken
  • Engage in active listening in individual and group settings

Thinking: Critical and Creative

  • Identify problems and/or opportunities using disciplinary concepts
  • Generate and evaluate feasible alternatives
  • Develop comprehensive, justified conclusions and recommendations using qualitative and/or quantitative tools

Technology

Use general and discipline-specific software for state-of-the-practice business applications

Leadership and Teamwork

  • Focus on goal achievement
  • Guide team toward the achievement of common goals
  • Maintain group cohesion, follower satisfaction, and efficient operations

Ethics and Values

  • Display ethical conduct and honor-system behavior
  • Apply ethics in business decision-making, considering the impact on multiple stakeholders

Attitude and Practical Excellence

  • Be attentive, proactive and ready to learn
  • Meet commitments and complete tasks according to assigned requirements
  • Treat others with respect; show sensitivity to their views, values and customs

Marketability

  • Show evidence of a quality, mentored, reflective professional experience
  • Demonstrate effective job search: career portfolio, resume and interview skills
  • Assume responsibility for one's own career management and goal-setting
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Programs

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Master

Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Towson

The Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services is fully accredited by AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the "gold standard" for business education. [+]

Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services Why earn an Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services? Take your career to a new level in one of the fastest growing fields with an M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services, a program offered jointly by Towson University and the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business. Students who enroll in the program have the opportunity to earn a degree from and be alumnus/na of both institutions. Students may take courses at Towson, UB, or online. The M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services is fully accredited by AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the "gold standard" for business education. If you already hold a bachelor's degree in accounting from another institution, the additional specialized accounting course work will count toward the 150-hour requirement to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Maryland and many other states. Students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields are eligible for the program but must complete additional preparatory course work. B.S./M.S. Accelerated Accounting Program If you are a Towson University undergraduate accounting student, you may be eligible to enroll in the B.S./M.S. Accelerated Accounting Program. This 5-year program allows you to not only earn the additional 30 credits to sit for the CPA exam but you will be eligible to earn a master’s degree at the same time. It is the only AACSB accelerated program of its kind offered in Maryland. Accounting majors with a GPA of 3.0 who have scored at least a 400 on the GMAT exam may apply to the M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services program in their junior year. Career Opportunities Graduates find positions as auditors, management accountants, consultants, internal auditors and other high-level roles in the public and private sector. Networking Through meetings with outside speakers, service activities and social activities, Beta Alpha Psi gives you plenty of opportunities to interact with business professionals and assists you in making the right decisions about your career. Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. A Targeted Approach Depending on your academic interests and professional goals, you can tailor the program to fit your needs through a balance of foundational course work and electives. After gaining a solid foundation in accounting and financial management, you can focus in either applied information technology through Towson University or management information systems through University of Baltimore. Convenient late afternoon, evening and summer courses are offered. Learn from Experts Through the joint program, you will have access to talented, diverse and highly experienced faculty from Towson and UB. Faculty members work closely with students to plan a specialized course of study. Learn more about the faculty at Towson and UB. Admission Requirements The minimum requirements for admission to the joint graduate program in Accounting and Business Advisory Services at Towson University and the University of Baltimore are a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university* and a 3.00 minimum undergraduate GPA. (Students not meeting the GPA standard will be considered on an individual basis for a conditional admittance.) Admission to the program will be based on undergraduate academic performance and scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Both schools will use the same admission standards. Degree Requirements Completion of a minimum of 30 units beyond the undergraduate degree of which a minimum of 18 units should be in 600-level courses or above designed primarily for graduate students. (This is an AACSB requirement.) Students may take courses at either institution, but must take a minimum of 12 units sponsored by each institution out of the total 30-unit program. [-]

Master in Applied and Industrial Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Towson

Towson's Master of Science (MSc.) in applied and industrial mathematics (APIM) prepares you for high-demand careers in industry, government and academia. The APIM program emphasizes mathematical modeling, numerical computations, chaotic dynamics, queuing systems, financial systems and statistical analysis. [+]

Why Earn a Master's Degree in Applied and Industrial Mathematics? Towson's Master of Science in applied and industrial mathematics (APIM) prepares you for high-demand careers in industry, government and academia. The APIM program emphasizes mathematical modeling, numerical computations, chaotic dynamics, queuing systems, financial systems and statistical analysis. You will apply your knowledge outside of the classroom in a variety of research and internship opportunities. A Degree that Works The graduate program emphasizes numerical, algorithmic and computational problem-solving methods, and prepares you for careers in operations research, stochastic modeling, financial data analysis, statistics and more. The Applied and Industrial Mathematic Program offers two tracks. In the APIM you choose to focus your studies in either Differential Equations/Optimization or Applied Statistics/Mathematical Finance. If you prefer to study part-time you can take advantage of the program's flexible evening schedule. Advance Your Career Unlike most graduate programs in mathematics, Towson's applied master's gives you hands-on training through capstone coursework and required applied research projects. You will gain professional experience and learn to apply your skills in a two-term intern¬ship. Internship opportunities include projects in local industry or government and on-campus projects with faculty. Take the Lead With access to Towson's innovative Applied Mathematics Lab (AML), M.S. you gain leadership experience while working with undergraduates and faculty on research projects sponsored by corporations and government agencies. Past sponsors include Westinghouse Electrical Corporation, Citicorp of Maryland, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Bell Atlantic, the Science Application International Corporation and the National Institute of Justice. Application Deadline This program has rolling admissions - in order to ensure timely processing we recommend submitting your application by August 1 for fall admission, December 1 for spring admission, and May 1 for summer admission. While we will continue to accept applications and materials after these dates, we cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed in time for the start of classes. Admission Requirements A baccalaureate degree in mathematics or a related field. The applicant's undergraduate training must have included at least three terms of calculus, a course in differential equations and a course in linear algebra. Students with any deficiency in their mathematical background may be admitted conditionally if they are willing to correct such deficiency. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 for full admission, 2.75 for conditional admission is required. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study. [-]

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Master in Applied Information Technology

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Towson

Master in Applied Information Technology Applied (AIT) covers design, development, implementation and support of information systems an addresses the question on how to solve the major challenges in today's work environment. [+]

Why do a Master degree in Applied Information Technology? Applied information technology (AIT) is the study, design, development, implementation and support of information systems to solve the major challenges in today's work environment. Graduate students can update and enhance their skills in a full range of areas, including systems development, IT project management and business analysis. Students complete the requirements for one or more graduate certificates as they work toward completing their degrees. These post-baccalaureate certificate programs are applied programs that focus on the most relevant and timely topics in the field, including: Database Management Systems - Design and develop database systems and learn to manage a large database system. Information Security and Assurance - Implement and support computer-based information systems with a focus on securing information. Information Systems Management - Learn information systems processes and understand the central function of technology in managing organizational processes and achieving objectives. Internet Application Development - Create and apply the latest information systems capabilities for the Internet. Networking Technologies - Develop and implement the design requirements of a successful networked environment. Software Engineering - Study, design, develop, implement and support computer-based information systems. Build Your Degree Students can complete requirements for one of six graduate certificates and can take an additional six graduate-level courses to complete the M.S. in applied information technology. The AIT curriculum is designed to train students in the most current information technology needs and practices. Its six certificates can be earned in a year, increasing the marketability of students immediately. Students also can gain work experience with information technology companies through a graduate assistantship program. Advance Your Career Students who hold bachelor's degrees in other areas but are already working in information technology, those seeking additional coursework for professional growth and career advancement, and students who want to enter the fast-paced world of information technology are all encouraged to enroll. Learn from Leaders Build your IT expertise as you learn from nationally recognized faculty who bring both strong academic reputations and years of practical experience to the classroom. Course content and schedules are geared to working professionals. Courses are offered year round online and in the daytime, evenings and on weekends at Towson's suburban Baltimore campus. Off-Campus Locations This program is also offered at the University Center - Northeastern Maryland. The admission and degree requirements for this master's degree program are the same as those offered on campus. If you are enrolling in this program and have not attended Towson University for one year, you must complete a Graduate Admissions application. Application Deadline This program has rolling admissions--in order to ensure timely processing we recommend submitting your application by August 1 for fall admission, December 1 for spring admission, and May 1 for summer admission. While we will continue to accept applications and materials after these dates, we cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed in time for the start of classes. Admission Requirements A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university* A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 for full admission and 2.75 for conditional admission. These programs are intended for students who have a bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, computer information systems or a related field who will enter the program for advanced studies; students who have a bachelor's degree in a field not listed above who are already employed in the IT field and are seeking additional academic studies for professional growth or career advancement; and students who have a bachelor's degree in disciplines other than IT who are seeking preparation for careers in this field. [-]

Master in Applied Physics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA Towson

This Master in Applied Physics program has been designated by the Council of Graduate Schools as a Professional Science Master's--an innovative, new graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. [+]

The Master in Applied Physics degree program has been designated by the Council of Graduate Schools as a Professional Science Master's - an innovative, new graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. PSM programs consist of two years of academic training in an emerging or interdisciplinary area, along with a professional component that may include internships and "cross-training" in workplace skills. This program has been developed in concert with employers and is designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities. The physics content of the program aims at imparting advanced and specialized knowledge in selected areas of applied physics, while also emphasizing a broad set of skills including a range of laboratory techniques, computational and mathematical/ numerical modeling and use of computers for data analysis and automation. The program offers the flexibility to choose from specialized content courses focused on areas that address the needs of the current technology workplace. A key constituent of the program will be an internship or a research component that will allow students to acquire real life problem solving experience while working on-site at technology enterprises or participating in faculty research in applied areas. Admission Requirements A baccalaureate degree in physics or a related field such as chemistry, mathematics or engineering from a regionally accredited college or university. Students who have not majored in physics will qualify for admission if their undergraduate education included two calculus-based courses in physics and at least two upper-level physics courses. Students without a degree in physics and/or adequate preparation may be required to take remedial courses and/or additional 500-level electives from the curriculum, based on a case-by-case analysis. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 is required for full admission and at least 2.75 for provisional admission. Application Deadline The program admits students for the fall and spring terms only. Priority will be given to students whose applications and transcripts have been received by March 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission. Students who miss the priority deadline may contact the program director via email to inquire if space is still available for the forthcoming term. Application Requirements Required documents for application: A resume including names and contact information for three references Official transcripts One letter of recommendation (Email address of recommender must be entered on application). A brief statement of purpose indicating academic and professional objectives Degree Requirements The degree will require completion of a minimum of 37 total units of course work. Students with inadequate undergraduate preparation in physics may be required to take more than 37 units due to additional courses that may be needed to remedy deficiencies in undergraduate course work. 19 of the 37 units of course work will consist of the physics content courses, split between 10 units of core courses from Group A and 9 units of electives from Group B. Another 9 units are assigned for courses in Group C which belong to the ‘plus’ category. The remaining 9 units are distributed among the Group D courses that comprise 3 units of research with faculty and 6 units for thesis and/or internship. [-]

Master in Marketing Intelligence

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA Towson

Master in Marketing Intelligence - With digital marketing options evolving rapidly, companies need individuals who can create, implement and evaluate data-driven marketing strategies. [+]

Master in Marketing Intelligence What is marketing intelligence? Marketing intelligence is the integration of marketing research, strategy, analytics, data management and interactive marketing. Towson University's master's degree program in marketing intelligence with an embedded Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Interactive Marketing is designed with an applied, experiential learning focus based on industry needs. Through rigorous coursework and hands-on research, you will learn how to acquire, analyze and utilize marketing data and gain the experience necessary to enter high-level positions responsible for strategic decisions. Why earn a master’s degree in marketing intelligence? With digital marketing options evolving rapidly, companies need individuals who can create, implement and evaluate data-driven marketing strategies. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of market research analysts to grow 32 percent from 2012 to 2022. As a graduate of Towson’s Marketing Intelligence master’s program you will be qualified for jobs such as: Marketing Intelligence Analyst Digital Marketing Manager Marketing Research Analyst Customer Insight Specialist More about the Program Admission to the master’s degree program in marketing intelligence is competitive. The curriculum requires 30 units that may be completed in a two-year suggested course sequence. Admission Requirements The program is currently admitting for the fall 2015 term only. The deadline to apply is Aug. 1. Priority will be given to students whose application and materials have been received by July 1. Spring admission is not available at this time. Admission to the Master of Science degree in Marketing Intelligence is competitive. The eligibility requirements are: A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university A cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a scale of 4.00) or equivalent on the most recent 60 units of graduate or undergraduate work. Conditional admission may be granted with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). At least one score must be submitted. To apply, complete a Graduate Admission application. The following additional information will be requested as part of the online application: Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to your ability to withstand the rigors of a graduate education. (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application). A one- to two-page personal statement describing your past relevant experience, your career goals and how you expect this program to support those goals A resume International students may be subject to additional requirements. See the admissions website for more information. Students without undergraduate coursework in statistics and programming may be required to complete additional coursework in these areas prior to being admitted the program. [-]

Master in Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Towson

Maryland's only Master in supply chain management is designed to develop professionals who can manage, analyze and control activities across the entire supply chain from upstream procurement and logistics to downstream distribution channels. [+]

Maryland's only Master in supply chain management (MSc.) is designed to develop professionals who can manage, analyze and control activities across the entire supply chain from upstream procurement and logistics to downstream distribution channels. In addition to earning a post-baccalaureate certificate in SCM upon completing the first five courses, graduates can proceed to professional certification and pursue careers including: purchasing specialists; contracts administrators; procurement officers; supply chain management professionals; procurement managers; business analysts; supply chain analysts; demand managers, and more. Students can take this program completely in the evenings without affecting their current jobs and careers and still complete the degree in two years. Please note that international students must be enrolled full time (9 credits) each fall and spring semester to fulfill U.S. immigration requirements. If students opt to complete the MS in SCM as well as the Post-baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Project Program and Portfolio Management (PPPM) they would be able to maintain full-time status while receiving an MS in SCM degree and a PBC certificate in PPPM. A tentative schedule of course offerings for international students is suggested at http://grad.towson.edu/program/master/scmg-ms/schedule_fulltime.asp. Admission Requirements Admission to the supply chain management programs (the post-baccalaureate certificate and the M.S.) will be competitive. Please note that new students are only admitted to the program in the Fall semester. Eligibility requirements are: A bachelor's degree in a relevant field and/or three years post-bachelor's experience working in supply chain related areas is recommended. A cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a scale of 4.00) or equivalent on the most recent 60 units of graduate or undergraduate work. Conditional admission may be granted with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Graduate Record Examination (GRE®) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT®). At least one score must be submitted. Applicants must submit a resume and a 1–2 page statement describing their past relevant experience, career goals, and how they expect this program to support their career goals. Two reference letters are required, attesting to the applicant's ability to withstand the rigors of a graduate education (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application). Minimum IELTS of 6.5, TOEFL score of 80 for internet-based tests or 550 for paper-based tests (where applicable). Additional Information for International applicants can be found at http://www.towson.edu/main/admissions/graduate/apply/international-students.asp. Students without a background in statistics or those having a BS degree more than 5 years old must take a course in statistics - EBTM 501 - Applied Business Statistics or pass a statistics qualifier exam, which is administered by the department, prior to taking classes in the program. [-]

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