University of Missouri-St. Louis Overview
The University of Missouri-St. Louis
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is one of four campuses that constitute the University of Missouri. Founded in 1839 upon the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, the University of Missouri is the ninth largest university in the United States. The St. Louis campus was added in 1963 and UMSL has become the largest university serving St. Louis, and the third largest university in the state. UMSL offers 46 undergraduate programs, 26 master's programs, seven pre-professional programs, eleven doctoral programs, and one professional degree program. As a major metropolitan university in a center of commerce and transportation, UMSL works in partnership with key businesses and institutions to help the St. Louis region progress and prosper.
The College of Business Administration
The University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Business Administration is the largest college of business in the St. Louis metropolitan area. It offers five graduate business degrees: the Ph.D. in Business Administration, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in a traditional evening format, the Professional MBA On-Line in an internet-based format, the Master of Science in Management Information Systems, and the Master of Accounting.
In addition to the degree programs described above, the College offers 18-hour (6 course) graduate certificate programs designed to provide specialized study. Current graduate certificates include Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Electronic Commerce, Human Resource Management, Information Resource Management, Information Systems Development, Marketing Management, Taxation, and Telecommunications Management.
The MBA Program
The MBA program at UMSL is designed to educate a well-rounded business professional, and it has been fully accredited by the AACSB since 1973. It is flexible enough to accommodate the student who seeks a general, broad-ranging knowledge of business, as well as one who seek to obtain an emphasis in a specific discipline. Themes which run throughout the program include: analyzing ethical issues, managing worker diversity, evaluating global and international market opportunities, and addressing technological issues.
The MIS Program
The MIS curriculum prepares students for technical, managerial and academic careers incorporating leading edge technologies in public and private organizations. This builds on the core of the business program to prepare students for the social and technical design, development, and implementation of state-of-the-art, computer-based, internet-based and telecommunications systems. The program is enriched by advice from an advisory board and an active mentoring program.