http://uah.edu/business

Dean's Office
Business@uah.edu
256.824.4424
BAB 202

Graduate Advising
gradbusiness@uah.edu
256.824.6787
BAB 102

Mission

Our mission is to fuel innovation in business, spark new ideas through research, and launch the careers of our students.

  • We tap the creativity, expertise, and energy of our students, faculty, and community to fuel innovation in business practices and business education.

  • Our faculty and students spark ideas, foster discovery, create and communicate knowledge, and develop frameworks for solutions to challenges facing business and society today and in the future.

  • Our academic programs, emphasize leadership, innovation, analytical reasoning, ethical decision-making, and critical thinking to launch the careers of our diverse population of students.

Accreditation 

The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International.  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. 

Graduate Degrees and Certificates

The College of Business offers seven graduate degrees and seven graduate certificates. 

Admissions Requirements

1. Apply online. Application instructions can be found at https://www.uah.edu/admissions/graduate/apply-for-admission.

2. Transcripts: Send your official transcripts to UAH Graduate Admissions through an electronic delivery service. UAH Graduate Admissions accepts official transcripts from Parchment and Student Clearinghouse.
If your school does not have access to these services, request that your official hard-copy transcripts be sent to:

UAH Graduate Admissions
301 Sparkman Drive
SSB, Suite 222
Huntsville, AL 35899

3. Entrance Exam (GMAT/GRE) and Exam Waiver Criteria:

GMAT (preferred)
Minimum score: 500
http://www.mba.com/gmat

GRE (accepted)
Minimum score: 300 verbal and quantitative and a 3.0 on analytical writing
http://www.taketheGRE.com
Institutional code: 1854

Test score waiver criteria for each program can be found at https://www.uah.edu/admissions/graduate/apply-for-admission/test-score-requirements.

4. Supplemental Documentation: Submit your resume within your Charger Status account. 

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to select full-time students on a competitive basis. Graduate assistantships 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. The assistantship application is available here

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) are awarded to 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.
 

Degree Requirements

The following academic requirements are those of the Graduate School and the College of Business:

  1. Overall grade point average must be B (3.0) or better on all graduate credit hours at UAH. In addition, the grade point average must be B (3.0) or better on courses taken in the current graduate degree program;
  2. No grade lower than a C- may be counted toward a graduate degree;
  3. At least 30 percent of the hours required for a graduate degree must be completed in courses numbered 600 or above;
  4. A grade of B- or better is required is the specified capstone course of the graduate degree.
     

Expectations about Degree Progress

Course Load:  The typical semester course load for a full-time graduate student is 9 to 12 semester hours. The typical semester course load for a student employed full-time is 3 to 6 semester hours. 

Time Limit:  The degree must be earned within 10 years or by the end of the 30th semester. There are three semesters a year; fall, spring, and summer. The time clock starts when the first course is taken (including transfer credit).