Manderson Graduate School of Business The University of Alabama

Introduction

Why choose Manderson? Put simply: we offer our students a competitive edge in a competitive market. More than ever, professionals see a comprehensive but practical graduate degree as a prerequisite for a better career and a competitive advantage. As our master's program continues to excel at the national level, we are attracting the best and brightest students.

Our master's programs provide the curriculum and academic knowledge of the country's best universities. Students graduating from the master's programs are more prepared and more able to stand out in an increasingly crowded workforce. Manderson programs cover every financial modicum from accounting and tax accounting to the many forms of operational management, promoting a multidisciplinary approach that creates as much diversity among student learning as among Manderson's student body.

Manderson is constantly rethinking what a business school can offer its students. Today's enterprises are moving fast. To keep up, a dynamic master's program that anticipates the future of business is your best for today.

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Master of Accountancy

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Tuscaloosa

Accountancy at the master's level replaces the rudiments of financial management with real hands-on experience. The Master of Accountancy degree program provides students with a greater [+]

Master of Accountancy

 

Accountancy at the master's level replaces the rudiments of financial management with real hands-on experience. The Master of Accountancy degree program provides students with a greater understanding of accounting and business than is possible in an undergraduate program. The program prepares students for careers as professional accountants in financial institutions, government, industry, nonprofit organizations and public practice. Graduates are prepared to research various databases related to troublesome accounting problems, and to exercise judgment in making accounting-related decisions by drawing on their integrated, comprehensive body of accounting knowledge and experience—what all masters have in common.Required CoursesStudents must take a minimum of 30 hours of graduate courses, including a minimum of 21 hours of accounting courses. Up to six elective hours, as approved by an advisor, may be chosen from 500-level courses and must be approved by the coordinator of the M.Acc. program. Students cannot receive graduate credit for a course if they have taken an equivalent course at the undergraduate level. Another accounting course should be substituted with the approval of the coordinator of the MAcc program. Students who have not taken AC 456 and AC 471, or their equivalents, must take AC 456 or AC 556 and AC 471 or AC 571.... [-]


Master of Tax Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Tuscaloosa

Whether working federally, for a major corporation or as a personal accountant, tax accounting is one of the fastest changing fields in business. The Master of Tax Accounting degree program takes a [+]

Master of Tax Accounting

 

Whether working federally, for a major corporation or as a personal accountant, tax accounting is one of the fastest changing fields in business. The Master of Tax Accounting degree program takes a multi-dimensional approach to educating the modern tax specialist. The program develops the taxation system and the interrelationships that exist between it and accounting theory, a knowledge of the law as it relates to taxation, and the tools necessary for research and communication in taxation. Graduates are prepared to research tax, legal and accounting databases related to tax problems and to make tax-related decisions. By drawing on their comprehensive knowledge of accounting and taxation, Manderson graduates always come out ahead.... [-]


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Master of Science in Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Tuscaloosa

Manderson's one-year program for Master of Science in Finance equips students with the skills to make sense of financial markets. The course of study is designed to provide insight into the following [+]

Master of Science in Finance

 

Manderson's one-year program for Master of Science in Finance equips students with the skills to make sense of financial markets. The course of study is designed to provide insight into the following topics: the importance of financial intermediaries and of the markets in which they participate, the valuation of specialized financial assets and how they are managed in a portfolio, the determination and behavior of interest rates and rates of return on assets. By empowering students with advanced expertise in investments, banking, corporate finance and financial engineering, Manderson graduates master all competitive markets.SPECIALIZATIONSFinancial PolicyHome to the highly rigorous Master of Science in Finance, the Financial Policy specialization prepares students for roles as decision makers and policy drafters, legislators and experts. The general course sequence is as follows.Financial Risk StrategyThe Master of Science in Finance prepares students to excel in the highly competitive world of investment markets. The general course sequence is as follows.Real EstateInterdisciplinary courses covering asset and portfolio analysis, banking, quantitative methods, and economics support the real estate track, which is structured to encourage analytical thinking, creative problem solving and strategic decision making.... [-]


Master of Science in Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Tuscaloosa

This nine-month program gives students advanced analytical marketing skills and the project management knowledge to build and manage brand visibility. Graduates enter the business world [+]

Master of Science in Marketing

 

This nine-month program gives students advanced analytical marketing skills and the project management knowledge to build and manage brand visibility. Graduates enter the business world with decision-making experience and skill set of marketing tools for careers in one of many fast-growth fields.Related team projects and marketing internships provide opportunities for students to apply their newly developed skills in actual real world situations. Clients featured in classroom programs include Fortune 500 companies, national and regional firms, public sector organizations, and start-ups. Marketing means getting businesses talked about. To do so, start with a program that is a part of the business world’s conversation.CoursesAn undergraduate degree in Marketing is not a prerequisite for the Master of Science in Marketing. The Manderson MSM program requires 30 semester hours of coursework, with the expectation that the degree can be completed in two semesters. Six hours of the 30 are reserved for internship-related activities. Current undergraduates should should apply for admission during the fall prior to or early spring of the year admission is sought. Students may also choose to take the GMAT and begin procurring letters of recommendation at this time.SPECIALIZATIONS... [-]


Master of Science in Operations Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Tuscaloosa

The operating officers of tomorrow master in Operations Management today. The program focuses on the effective management of the resources and activities that produce or deliver the goods and services [+]

Master of Science in Operations Management

 

The operating officers of tomorrow master in Operations Management today. The program focuses on the effective management of the resources and activities that produce or deliver the goods and services of a business. Operations managers oversee the people, materials, equipment and information resources that a business needs to produce and deliver its goods and services. Many of the most esteemed data systems operating the processes and activities of worldwide business are designed by operations managers.CoursesThe master's program in Operations Management is offered both on campus and online. The degree requires 30 hours of coursework (10 courses). Full-time, on-campus students can complete the program in three semesters (fall/spring/summer). Students who want to pursue this degree program part-time while continuing to work can choose between the two-year and three-year schedules for completing the degree online.... [-]


Master of Sciences in Applied Statistics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Tuscaloosa

If numbers drive you, let Applied Statistics be your destination. The candidate for a graduate degree in Applied Statistics is normally expected to have completed courses in mathematics equivalent to [+]

Master of Sciences in Applied Statistics

 

If numbers drive you, let Applied Statistics be your destination. The candidate for a graduate degree in Applied Statistics is normally expected to have completed courses in mathematics equivalent to three semesters of undergraduate calculus, and to have a working knowledge of computer programming and linear or matrix algebra.Applied Statistics is a challenging field. With a Manderson degree, even when the numbers are stacked against them, our graduates are ready.Required CoursesThe M.S. degree in Applied Statistics requires 30 hours, 12 of which are electives. There are five different tracks within this degree to allow different specializations. These include: Traditional, Biostatistics, Actuarial Science, Data Mining, Quality and Six Sigma. There are six required courses and four elective courses common to all five tracks of study.The electives may be earned in additional coursework with the approval of a faculty advisor. The program of related courses may vary from student to student and depends on the student's interests and academic background. When most of the coursework is completed, the student must pass a written comprehensive examination.... [-]


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Master of Arts in Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Tuscaloosa

The Economics master’s program provides students with the knowledge required for entry-level or mid-level positions conducting economic analysis and forecasting within industry or [+]

Master of Arts in Economics

 

The Economics master’s program provides students with the knowledge required for entry-level or mid-level positions conducting economic analysis and forecasting within industry or government. Courses are selected to allow students to be well prepared for these as well as related alternatives. Students pursue the master’s degree by following one of three different tracks. Each track is designed with a different objective, though the choice of one over the other does not close any option the student may later want to pursue. Markets may rise and fall, but our graduates remain ahead.

 

Structure

Track I prepares the student for a doctoral program. It mirrors the first year of courses for the Ph.D. in Economics. Students have the ability to proceed into the Ph.D. program upon completion of the requirements for the master's degree. Alternatively, this track is excellent preparation for study in doctoral programs at other universities. This degree program requires 30 hours of coursework.Track II is for students who want to prepare for a career for which they apply the skills of economic analysis. These jobs are typically in the financial sector, government agencies or industry.EC 570 Introduction to Mathematical Economics should be completed prior to entry into the master’s program in the fall. For students who have not completed this course or its equivalent, this class is usually offered during summer school and also as an intensive three-week course in August. The course is intended primarily for students entering the Ph.D. program in the fall, but it would serve the needs of master's students as well. Completing this course prior to the fall semester allows students to complete their degree program in a timely fashion. This program requires 27 hours of coursework.Track III: The set of courses enhances students’ understanding of the core concepts in microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well as enhancing students’ skills in understanding and analyzing policy issues. Students also gain quantitative skills through course work in econometrics and economic forecasting. This degree program requires 30 hours of coursework.... [-]