Jun 30, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Michael E. Stephens College of Business

Dr. Stephen H. Craft, Dean
Morgan Hall 201
(205) 665-6540

Nathan McMinn, Chair
Morgan Hall 213
(205) 665-6537
Heather Milam, MBA Director
Morgan Hall 208
(205) 665-6544


The mission of the Stephens College of Business is to provide a personalized, ethically focused, liberal-arts-based business education that gives graduates outstanding communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills and a commitment to improving organizations and society. This mission is accomplished through effective teaching informed by the production of impactful scholarship.

Graduate Programs

The College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration, as well as courses in support of the alternative Master of Education in Secondary Education with a Business-Marketing concentration. Students who have taken courses as an undergraduate may not receive graduate credit for those courses, with the exception of internships, directed reading, and special topics. For information on the M.Ed. programs, refer to the appropriate section under Department of Teaching, Leadership, & Technology  

Undergraduate Accounting Majors Seeking a Dual Degree

The Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy’s postsecondary educational hours requirement before a candidate can sit for the Uniform CPA examination is a total of 150 completed hours. In addition, the Board requires 33 specific accounting hours at the upper division undergraduate and/or graduate level.

A student may obtain an undergraduate accounting degree with 120 credit hours and an M.B.A. degree with 30 graduate credit hours. A student who declares the graduate path towards fulfillment of the Board’s post-secondary educational hours requirement may opt to complete two of four cross-listed accounting courses (AC 525, AC 527, AC 528, AC 581) at the graduate level and complete the remaining required M.B.A. courses. Dual degree students completing one or more of the four cross-listed accounting courses at the graduate level may opt out of AC 522.

Students electing the dual degree path who have a cumulative overall undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher are not required to take the GMAT exam, or GRE.

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A. Program)

Courses in Business