Overview

Applicants
63
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.42
Years Work Experience
1
Average Age
23

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
545 - 640
GPA
3.15 - 3.63

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
July 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
55

80
Full-time
42
Female
20
Part-time
2
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The University of Missouri-Columbia, commonly referred to as “Mizzou,” is the central and most populous campus in the four-school University of Missouri system. The Crosby MBA program, named after Gordon E. Crosby, Jr., the former USLIFE CEO who made a $10 million donation to the program in 2002, has been described as a “versatile program” where “current business issues and trends are the core of many classes.” Mizzou has a “great combination of cutting edge curriculum and facilities for a bargain.” Point in fact, both the benefits of in-state tuition and “excellent financial aid” make Mizzou a draw for in and out-of-state residents alike. Mizzou’s “well-ranked” business school also boasts “excellent dual-degree programs,” such as a dual JD/MBA, a popular MHA/MBA and the five-year IMSE/MBA program, which according to one student, “allows me to get an education in both engineering and business while on the same campus.”

Other program offerings within the Trulaske College of Business include degrees or concentrations in accounting, economics, healthcare administration, finance, international business, investment banking, leadership/management, marketing, marketing analytics certification, and non-profit management/public administration. The Mizzou campus itself also has the advantage of size. One chemical engineering student tells us, “The campus has a medical school, law school, and veterinary school, within a few blocks, making it ideal for entrepreneurship and innovation.” All MBA candidates are required to take a course focused on experiential learning and to personally consult with small business owners.

Since Mizzou does offer such a “broad curriculum” and a large number of “resources available for students,” the student body covers a wide range of experience, both professional and academic. One thankful student tells us Mizzou “allowed me to pursue my MBA without prior professional experience.” Another student has indicated, “The students with work experience tend to come more from management and marketing backgrounds and have stronger skill sets than the ‘straight-through’ students.” This dichotomy, while beneficial in many ways, has also prompted one concerned student to plead for the business school to “increase the number of students with work experience.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Data Science
Economics
Finance
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Policy & Regulation
Information Systems/Information Technology
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Data Analytics
Data Science
Entrepreneurship
Financial Planning
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Policy & Regulation
Human Resources
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Organizational Behavior
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability Management
Taxation

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
Marketing
Real Estate


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$68,087
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
88%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
68%
Graduate Facilitated
32%
School Facilitiated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
73%
Unknown Facilitiated
21%
Graduate Facilitiated
6%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

34%
Marketing
17%
General Management
11%
Operations/Logistics
11%
Finance/Accounting
9%
Consulting
9%
Information Technology
6%
Other
3%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

64%
Midwest
17%
West
8%
South
8%
Southwest
3%
International
3%
Mid-Atlantic

Students Say

The Crosby MBA Program Career Services provides a broad range of services, including individualized career coaching, resume-building workshops, on-campus interviews, counseling, and a mentoring program. Companies are often invited to Mizzou to present themselves and recruit worthy candidates. While some students comment that networking opportunities with alumni and top employers are lacking, and “there doesn’t seem to be a push to attract companies outside the Midwest,” global companies, such as AT&T, Deloitte, and Edward Jones, Cerner, and Chevron have all made frequent visits to the school. One student tells us, “I just had coffee with one of our alums working for a major consulting firm in Philadelphia and that was just the start of my alumni search.” The MBA program also offers a variety of school-facilitated internship opportunities, and post-graduate job placement data suggests that Mizzou MBAs are not pigeonholed into one or two industries, but several, from manufacturing to non-profit and healthcare.

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
Marketing / Sales 34% $75,250 $76,070 $48,000 $125,000
General Management 17% $65,000 $63,848 $50,008 $80,000
Finance / Accounting 11% $54,250 $55,125 $42,000 $70,000
Operations / Logistics 11% $67,500 $68,750 $65,000 $75,000
Consulting 9% $70,000 $71,667 $70,000 $75,000
Information Technology 9% $67,500 $71,667 $67,500 $80,000
Other 6%
Human Resources 3%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 19% $70,000 $76,000 $50,000 $125,000
Other 19% $65,000 $65,786 $55,000 $75,500
Technology 17% $70,000 $68,700 $48,500 $80,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 14% $62,664 $64,132 $48,000 $83,200
Financial Services 11% $68,000 $60,000 $42,000 $70,000
Government 6%
Consumer Products 3%
Media / Entertainment 3%
Non-profit 3%
Petroleum / Energy 3%
Real Estate 3%

Prominent Alumni

Stan Kroenke
Real Estate, Sports Teams & Media

Claire McCaskill
US Senator

Jon Hamm
Actor

Sam Walton
Founder, Walmart and Sam's Club

Nicole Galloway
State of Missouri, State Auditor

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$18,760

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$16,614

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
96%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
96%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
100%

New Students Receiving Loans
15%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$11,001
Tuition (Out-State)
$30,119
Fees (In-State)
$4,492
Fees (Out-State)
$4,492

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$386
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,057
Fees (In-State)
$117
Fees (Out-State)
$117

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$17,600
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$17,600
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
82
Part Time
7%

In State
48.0%
Out of State
52.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

7.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
32.00%
International

43% female
57% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Columbia is a “great college town,” with an abundance of restaurants, bars, music, culture, parks, and related activities. Even though Mizzou enjoys a large campus at the center of town, downtown Columbia is just a few steps away, and there’s always something to do. Students have described the Crosby MBA program as a “close-knit community of students who are very willing to help one another and a great learning community where there are a multitude of opportunities for students to get involved on campus.” This “open and friendly” atmosphere has helped foster a business program that students laud for being “cooperative” and “less competitive” than similarly sized MBA programs.

The MBA Association at Mizzou holds “weekly happy hours and other social events,” where students have the chance to “play numerous intramural sports and even participate on club teams.” Prospective students may also be pleased to learn that the Association pays close attention to the diversity of its student body. Several Association members are also members of the Crosby Analytics Society and the National Association of Women MBAs, while others serve on the College of Business Diversity Committee.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Ryan Murray
Director of Recruiting and Admissions

Address
306 Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
United States

Phone
573-882-2750

Fax
573-882-6838

Email
mba@missouri.edu


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