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Beyond the Classroom

Master of
Business Administration

Opportunities on campus are limitless.

While learning the ins and outs of business is obviously crucial to your success, so is branching out and experiencing opportunities that extend beyond lecture halls.

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The Doermer Difference

See what makes our program special

The Doermer School of Business MBA program has several unique features that are consistent with some of the best programs in the country

The experiential-learning component of the program requires students of the program to work on real projects that are obtained from partners in the business community. The findings of these projects is then presented to Doermer partner companies for review. The experience of working on live projects provides students with the opportunity to apply their classroom experience to solving real-world problems.

Although not a requirement of the MBA curriculum, internships offer an invaluable opportunity to apply your classroom knowledge to real-world business. We do not place you into internships, but we can help connect you with many area employers to find the perfect opportunity for you. For more information, check out the Career Development Center or contact the Career Liaison for the Doermer School of Business, Meg Underwood.

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Return on Investment
The return-on-investment calculation takes into account the cost of the MBA program, salary forgone (if any), and the median one-year change in salary as a result of the MBA credential. 

Based on this methodology, the return on investment for the two MBA programs is 88 percent (traditional) and 45 percent (accelerated).

Payback for graduates is 1.2 years (accelerated) and 2.18 years (traditional). Years to recover investment in tuition is based on a median one-year change in salary.

Graduate Assistantships

Earn money while earning experience. It’s a win-win situation.

As a graduate assistant, you’ll receive a stipend plus a tuition remission in exchange for a service obligation to Doermer of about 20 hours per week, which may include assisting faculty with research projects, teaching assignments, and performing other designated activities. Assistantships are offered on a limited basis to full-time students.

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Student Organization

Be a voice.

Broaden your experience, represent the graduate study body, and help foster unity among the Mastodon community by participating in student organizations. Learn more from our Student Success Center.