The UAH College of Business serves business and society through the expertise of our alumni, students, and faculty. We provide academically rigorous programs emphasizing the application of theory and skills in scientific, technological, and traditional business environments. We are committed to offering degree programs that build analytical skills, develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and provide opportunities to engage with practice through projects, practica, and internships.
The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.* AACSB provides the highest standard of accreditation offered to business schools worldwide, with fewer than 25% of U.S. business schools and fewer than 5% of worldwide business schools achieving the distinction. To maintain AACSB accreditation, we must have a specific plan and sufficient resources to support high quality undergraduate and graduate programs, a highly qualified faculty who maintain credentials through continuous research or engagement with practice, and a process for assessing that our students are learning what we teach. We report to AACSB annually and undergo a comprehensive review every five years.
*AACSB International is a not-for-profit corporation comprised of member organizations and institutions devoted to the promotion and continuous improvement of higher education for business administration and management. Organized in 1916, AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.
Graduate Degrees and Certificates
The College of Business offers seven graduate degrees and seven graduate certificates.
- Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- M.S. in Cybersecurity (Management Track)
- M.S. in Information Systems
- M.S. in Management-Human Resource Management
- M.S. in Management Science-Business Analytics
- M.S. in Supply Chain & Logistics Management
- Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
- Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning
- Graduate Certificate in Federal Contracting & Procurement Management
- Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
- Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management
- Graduate Certificate in Technology & Innovation Management
Expectations about Degree Progress
Course Load: The usual semester course load for a full-time graduate student is 9 to 12 semester hours. The usual semester course load for a student employed full-time is 3 to 6 semester hours.
Time limit: All requirements toward the master's degree, including transfer credit, must have been earned during the six years (18 semesters over fall, spring, and summer) immediately preceding the date on which the master’s degree is to be awarded. Credit for individual graduate courses at UAH completed more than 6 years (18 semesters) but less than 10 years (30 semesters) before the completion of all requirements for the degree must be validated by the department that offered the course through the administering of a written or oral examination. Once a course is validated, it is considered valid through the tenth year only. Credit for courses more than ten years old cannot be validated. Up to six hours of transfer courses that are more than 6 years (18 semesters) but less than 10 years (30 semesters) before the completion of all the requirements for the degree may be validated by a committee of at least three members of the graduate faculty appointed by the department or program chair, with the results reported to the graduate dean.
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to select full-time students on a competitive basis. Graduate assistantantships are awarded at either a 10 or 20 hour per week service to the College, carry a stipend, and have up to 9 semester hours of tuition paid. Assistantship applications are available from the Director of Graduate Programs or at http://www.uah.edu/admissions/graduate/financial-aid/assistantships.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) are awarded to a few students who assist with the College’s undergraduate teaching mission as tutors, graders, and coordinators of program activities. Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) are made available through externally funded grants or contracts. GRAs do research under the supervision of a faculty member or center director. Because GRAs assist with specific research activities, the ability of applicants to assist with these specific activities is considered when awarding assistantships.
Master's Programs in Business: