Sandra Vannoy, Acting Dean
Dave McEvoy, Associate Dean
Martin Meznar, Associate Dean
Tim Forsyth, Acting Associate Dean
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 and the department of Leadership and Educational Studies in the Reich College of Education to offer the following dual degree programs:
- Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Analytics Concentration, MS and Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Business Concentration, MBA
- Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS and Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management, MA
- Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS and Public Administration - Not-for-Profit Management Concentration, MPA
- Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS and Public Administration - Public Management Concentration, MPA
- Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS and Public Administration - Town, City and County Management Concentration, MPA
- Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Business Concentration, MBA and Higher Education - Community College and University Leadership Concentration, MA
- Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Business Concentration, MBA and Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management, MA
- Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Business Concentration, MBA and Public Administration - Public Management Concentration, MPA
- Engineering Physics - Systems and Laboratory Automation Concentration, MS and Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Analytics Concentration, MS
Master of Business Administration Program
Neel Das, Graduate Program Director
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
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.
Master of Arts/Master of Science (Dual)
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts (Dual)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration (Dual)
Master of Science
Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (Dual)
Master of Science/Master of Public Administration (Dual)
Master of Business Administration