Experiences

Key Features

  • Experiential Learning: The program delivers this core business knowledge through high-impact experiential learning, small-group interaction in class, and team-based projects focused on real-world application.
  • Leadership Development: By exploring contemporary leadership styles and ongoing self-evaluation, students gain deep self-awareness and set goals for enhancing their own leadership skills.
  • Team-Based Learning. Companies use high-function teams to solve today’s complex business problems. To prepare student for this environment, students will participate on a small team during the program to learn, grow, and excel together.
  • Small Class, Selective Peer Group: The class size will be small so each student engages with professors and classmates in a dynamic, rigorous learning environment.
  • World-Class Faculty: Students in the program will take classes from Mays Business School’s world-class faculty. Our professors are respected experts in their fields, renowned for their cutting-edge research and passion for teaching.
  • Career Preparation: Through the school’s Career Management Center, students will enjoy access to a team of dedicated professionals who are personally involved in your career success. Students will also take a class in career management during the program bootcamp.

Two unique experiences in the MS Business program include a 10-day, study abroad field trip as part of the BUAD 715 (International Business Environment) course and the BUAD 720 (Integrated Business Experience) course .

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International Business Environment

The international business environment course includes a study abroad field trip experience. In addition to regular coursework taught by the faculty member, students will learn from local professionals as guest speakers and tour companies to learn about business around the world.

Integrated Business Experience

In the integrated business experience (IBE) course, students learn business by doing business. Students create business plans, seek startup funds from a loan officer, execute a marketing and manufacturing plan, sell their product, collect payments, and pay vendors. At the end of the semester, the profits from the business are donated to a non-profit organization. In addition, students work with a non-profit organization by contributing service hours.