Sep 23, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin

Walker College of Business


Sandra Vannoy, Acting Dean
Dave McEvoy, Associate Dean
Martin Meznar, Associate Dean
Tim Forsyth, Acting Associate Dean

http://business.appstate.edu

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University has emerged as a high quality business school with an excellent reputation. Thousands of our graduates are in responsible positions in businesses in North Carolina, the Southeast, across the United States, and around the world.

Appalachian State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The scope of this business accreditation includes the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Science in Accountancy, and the Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics in the Walker College of Business.

The faculty in the Walker College of Business is committed to offering high quality educational experiences and preparing our students for life-long learning and leadership responsibilities in a dynamic, global environment. To accomplish this, our focus is on instructional excellence.

The graduate degree programs in the Walker College of Business place a heavy emphasis on practical job preparation and career placement.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of the career coaching and placement services provided specifically for graduate students by the Walker College of Business Career Services.

The Department of Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences) and the Department of Management (Walker College of Business) offer an interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (MA in IOHRM) 

Dual Degree Enrollment

Qualified students may pursue two master’s degree programs simultaneously. Students interested in pursuing a dual degree must meet all admission, thesis, proficiency, candidacy, comprehensive, and product of learning requirements for both programs. The form to request admission to a second master’s program may be obtained from the Graduate School (graduate.appstate.edu/about-us/forms#program).

The Walker College of Business Graduate Programs and the Department of Management have partnered with the departments of Government and Justice Studies, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology in College of Arts & Sciences to offer the following dual degree programs:

Master of Business Administration Program

mba.appstate.edu

Neel Das, Graduate Program Director
dasn@appstate.edu

Accredited by AACSB since 1976, the MBA program is open to applicants with degrees from any academic background. The MBA program’s unique flexibility allows a wide variety of students to complete the program in a way that suits individual needs and goals:

  • Full-time on-campus program in one calendar year.
  • Part-time on-campus taking either daytime or evening courses that can be completed in two calendar years.
  • Online program that can be completed in two calendar years.

Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics Program

Lakshmi Iyer, Program Director
msanalytics@appstate.edu

Appalachian State University offers a Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics. This STEM designated degree provides students with not only the technical skills to work with data, but to do so within the business context. International students will enjoy 36 months (3 years) of Optional Practical Training (OPT). The program develops business professionals who understand and can apply data analytics concepts, techniques and tools to promote effective organizational decision-making and problem-solving.

Graduates of the program will have an integrated knowledge of business and analytics concepts, approaches and tools. Students will utilize established research centers and relationships with companies to capitalize upon opportunities to work with the business community, allowing them to learn firsthand how to apply knowledge gained through the curriculum in a real-world setting.

Students can earn a Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics in one year at Appalachian through the full-time, accelerated program on campus and can start the program in May, August or January. Applicants from all professional backgrounds and undergraduate majors are welcome.

 

Programs

Dual Degree Programs

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science

Graduate Certificate

Courses

Business

Master of Business Administration

Department of Accounting

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Programs

Master of Science

Courses

Accounting

Department of Computer Information Systems

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Courses

Computer Information Systems

Department of Economics

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Courses

Economics

Department of Finance, Banking, and Insurance

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Courses

Finance, Banking & Insurance

Department of Management

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Courses

Management

Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management

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Courses

Marketing

Supply Chain Management