Shane Hunt, Ph.D., Dean
Department of Accounting and Information Systems
Chair and Professor: Picard
Associate Professor: Konicek, Bagley, Leffler
Assistant Professors: Boyle, Fitch, Peterson, Thompson, Wood
Department of Informatics
Chair and Associate Professor: Houghton
Professor: Ottaway, Parker
Assistant Professors: Holmes
Department of Finance & Economics
Chair and Associate Professor: Buder
Professors: Brookman, Byers, Hackert, Khang, Stegner, R. Tokle
Associate Professors: Geisler
Department of Management & Marketing
Chair and Professor: Tocher
Professors: Hunt, Murphy, Smith, J. Tokle, Bolinger
Associate Professors: Street, Burch
Assistant Professors: Hanson, Ney, Peterson, Rose
Health Care Administration Program
Associate Professors: Farnsworth
Assistant Professor: Thompson
|Master of Accountancy||Degree||M.Acc.|
|Master of Business Administration||Degree||M.B.A.|
|Master of Healthcare Administration||Degree||M.H.A.|
|MBA and PharmD Joint Degree Program||Degree||MBA/PharmD|
Master of Business Administration
The College of Business (COB) at Idaho State University (ISU) offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree to holders of business and non-business bachelor’s degrees. The MBA program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition to the traditional MBA degree, the program offers MBA degrees with emphasis areas in Accounting, Athletic Administration, Informatics, Finance, Health Care Administration (HCA), Project Management, and Marketing. The MBA program at Idaho State University was the first to be accredited by the AACSB in the State of Idaho and remains committed to the delivery of a high-quality, rigorous program.
The traditional MBA provides a broad general degree particularly suited to those pursuing a managerial focus in their careers. The Accounting, Athletic Administration, Informatics, Finance, Health Care Administration, Project Management, and Marketing options provide specialized knowledge relating to their respective fields. The Accounting emphasis meets the needs of students who wish to satisfy requirements for certification as public accountants (CPA) or certification as management accountants (CMA).
In the interest of a more diverse student body, the college encourages and attracts a number of full-time students from other parts of the United States and foreign countries.
Mission and Goals
The Idaho State University MBA program's mission is to develop and deliver programs that address the diverse needs of stakeholders.
Our primary mission is to offer an MBA program that enhances our students' competence in business management, fosters their intellectual curiosity, and develops the personal skills necessary to be an effective manager. The MBA program prepares students for leadership roles in all areas of business requiring skilled and ethical decision-making and analytical abilities.
MBA Students should develop:
- Communication and collaboration skills.
- Skill in critical analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making.
- Competency in key business concept areas.
- Insight into cultural, global, and ethical issues in business.
The MBA Program
The MBA program consists of seven core courses (MBA-I) covering basic knowledge skills and concepts, a core of eight broad integrative courses (MBA-II), plus nine hours of additional graduate-level courses depending upon the student's program of study.
The MBA-I core develops a broad competence in the functional fields of business: Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing, Operations, Finance, and Statistics. The core also examines behavioral, international, ethical, industry analysis, and strategic issues that cut across the functional boundaries and provide a basic educational background. Students with undergraduate degrees in business may have MBA-I classes waived.
The MBA-II core consists of seven required courses which, although anchored in traditional functional fields, are designed to provide a strong integrative focus building upon the competencies developed in MBA-I courses.
The traditional MBA degree requires nine credit hours of graduate College of Business coursework beyond the MBA-II core courses. The various emphases require nine credit hours of graduate coursework beyond the MBA-II core courses in the specific emphasis field. The courses in the Accounting, Athletic Administration, Economics, Finance, Health Care Administration, Informatics, Marketing, and Project Management areas of emphasis are designed to provide specialized knowledge specific to each of their respective fields.
Master of Accountancy
The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) provides students with advanced analytical and technical skills and tools required for success in the complex world of accounting today. The program develops skills and competencies well beyond that of an undergraduate accounting degree and will prepare students to enter the public accounting profession and provide a solid foundation for passing the rigorous CPA professional examination.
A tax emphasis provides students with advanced analytical and technical skills and tools required for success in the complex world of taxation. The emphasis develops skills and competencies related to taxation well beyond that of an undergraduate accounting degree and will prepare students to enter the public accounting profession in a tax-related capacity and provide a solid foundation for passing the rigorous CPA professional examination.
Master of Healthcare Administration
The Master of Healthcare Administration provides early and mid-career professionals with foundational conceptual, technical, and human relations skills needed to assume increasingly responsible leadership roles in the healthcare industry.