Students Say

Most of the students enrolled in the MBA program at Delaware State University’s College of Business choose the program for its “convenient location” and for its attention to the needs of the “working professionals and aspiring managers” who attend here (classes are held exclusively during evening hours and weekends). The school describes its MBA as “an accelerated program geared towards working adults” that can be completed in 18 months by those taking two courses per eight-week term and in just 12 months by those taking three courses per term. Even those shouldering a lighter workload can complete the program in two years by attending at least one summer session.

Overview

Applicants
48
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.00
Years Work Experience
4
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
2.5 - 3.5

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Non-Academic

Other Factors

SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Most of the students enrolled in the MBA program at Delaware State University’s College of Business choose the program for its “convenient location” and for its attention to the needs of the “working professionals and aspiring managers” who attend here (classes are held exclusively during evening hours and weekends). The school describes its MBA as “an accelerated program geared towards working adults” that can be completed in 18 months by those taking two courses per eight-week term and in just 12 months by those taking three courses per term. Even those shouldering a lighter workload can complete the program in two years by attending at least one summer session.

The DSU MBA program is designed to promote integrative learning in a functional context so that students can build important managerial and organizational skills. The program requires students to complete 21 credit hours of core courses, one capstone course, and nine credit hours of electives, which can be used to pursue a concentration in a single subject. Students lacking corresponding undergraduate coursework may be required to take some or all of 18 credit hours in foundation courses. Foundation courses cover the following subjects: accounting, economics, finance, management information systems, marketing, and quantitative methods. Students may attempt to place out of any of these courses by passing a comprehensive exam, developed by the College of Business faculty, in the subject.

DSU’s required core courses cover advanced economics, marketing management, business law and ethics, financial management, organizational leadership and behavior, operations analysis and management, and information and technology management. The capstone course is entitled Applied Strategic Management. Electives are offered in finance, information systems, and general management; concentrations are available in finance and information systems. Students may also participate in a case project in order to fulfill one of their elective requirements. According to the school’s website, the case project “tests the student’s strategic thinking and analytic skills” by requiring students either to (1) assess a company’s income statement, balance sheet, annual reports, and other such documentation and provide recommendations; (2) manage an investment portfolio; or, (3) analyze “a series of general management cases that cover a broad range of strategic issues facing companies.”

In order to graduate, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.0 with no more than six credit hours with a grade of C. Students who receive a grade of D or F during a course will be dismissed from the program; the school has procedures in place for students to appeal dismissal and/or academic probation. Students are required to complete the program in no more than five years.


PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
18

80
Full-time
60
Minority
30
Female
20
Part-time

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview

Career Rating
77
Average Starting Salary
$55,000

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
40%
School Facilitiated
40%
Unknown
20%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
40%
Unknown Facilitiated
30%
School Facilitiated
30%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

20%
Marketing
20%
General Management
20%
Finance/Accounting
5%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

60%
Mid-Atlantic
35%
Northeast
5%
International

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 20%
Marketing / Sales 20%
General Management 20%
Entrepreneurship 10%
Strategic Planning 10%
Operations / Logistics 5%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 50%
Technology 40%
Real Estate 10%

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$5,000

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$6,000

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
20%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
20%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
40%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
30%

New Students Receiving Loans
10%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$12,000
Tuition (Out-State)
$24,000
Fees (In-State)
$400
Fees (Out-State)
$400

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$365
Tuition (Out-State)
$700
Fees (In-State)
$350
Fees (Out-State)
$350

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$7,500
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$4,800
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
70

In State
60.0%
Out of State
40.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

31.00%
Minorities
64.00%
International

47% female
53% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students in the DSU MBA program form “a very culturally and ethnically diverse” group. Most are “hard-working students with full-time jobs” and “many have families to support,” but there are also “some fresh college grads” in the mix. These “dedicated and helpful” students contribute to an intellectually challenging atmosphere.”

DSU is located in Dover, the state capital. The state government and the United States Air Force are among the area’s top employers; others include Playtex, Procter & Gamble, and General Mills, all of which have manufacturing facilities in or around Dover. The city is conveniently located, with fairly easy access to Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Baltimore.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kishor Sheth
MBA director

Address
1200 N.Dupont highway
Room 106C, Bank of America building
Dover, DE 19901
Abu Dhabi

Phone
302-857-6906

Fax
302-857-6945

Email
ksheth@desu.edu