Established in 1994, the Milgard School of Business offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA), a Master of Accounting (MAcc) which will become a Master of Science in Accounting (MSAcc) effective autumn 2021, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Cybersecurity & Leadership, and a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA). We also offer a variety of undergraduate minors.
The undergraduate curriculum focuses on the learning outcomes of communication, quantitative analysis, financial skills, strategic thinking, ethics and business in society, global awareness, teamwork, technology, and professionalism; competencies identified by South Sound business leaders as essential to a successful career in business. The BABA offers concentrated studies in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and general business. Internship opportunities allow students to apply the skills learned in class to real-world work situations while gaining valuable experience.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) curriculum provides current and future managers with the knowledge necessary to succeed in an increasingly dynamic and complex 21st-century business environment. The program integrates leadership, technological, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Students learn to assess trends in today's fast-paced business environment and to develop and implement change effectively. The part-time evening program is designed for working adults with busy lives and the need to balance school, work and personal life.
The Master of Cybersecurity & Leadership (MCL) develops leaders who can effectively identify and promote solutions that protect an organization's cyber systems. It is designed for professionals and military personnel with a technical background and work experience. This is a master's degree that will enhance technical and leadership skills for career advancement in the field of cybersecurity.
Our Master of Science in Accounting (MSAcc) is a STEM program designed to increase your internal audit, taxation, forensic accounting, accounting analytics, and professional communication and leadership knowledge and skills. Our early evening classes feature hands on experience with the latest accounting software. The MSAcc also satisfies the additional credits required to sit for the CPA exam. An 18-mo option is available for non-accounting majors.
The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) perspective into business education and analysis. Milgard's MSBA is a diligently designed work-compatible applied master's degree. The MSBA delivers a sophisticated curriculum that will develop the next generation of savvy business analysts, project managers, analytics managers, chief analytics officers, digital talents and T-shaped analytical thinkers.