The MS program curriculum requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of courses for the completion of the Master’s degree. The nine credit hours must be composed of research methodology courses required for each specialization area. The research methodology courses include Mathematical Statistics, Methodology for Behavior Sciences, Information Systems Research Methodology, Microeconomics (or Econometrics), and equivalent courses.
MS students who do not have bachelor’s degree in Business Administration must have completed at least four prerequisite courses in the undergraduate program with a grade of B or above. The credits earned will not be counted toward the 30 credit hours required for the degree. The pre-requisite courses are Introduction to Economics, Basic Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Production and Operations Management, Management Science, Strategic Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, and Insurance.
In preparation for a thesis, students must complete at least 12 credit hours in their chosen specialization area. Specific course requirements and core courses vary across specialization areas. Thus, students should always keep a close contact with their faculty advisors and work following their guidance. In addition to taking courses of 12 credit hours, students should receive high scores on internationally authorized English tests such as TOEFL and TOEIC. For example, students must attain a TOEFL score of 570 or above before taking their qualifying examination. Students must also pass the qualifying examination administered by their major field of study. They can take the qualifying examination twice at most. If a student fails to pass the exam on the first attempt, he or she must retake the exam within the next two semesters.