Ferris State University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Information Security & Intelligence
School awards MBAs Yes
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Our MBA serves working adults and full-time students with 7-week classes offered year-round and the option to begin any semester. The degree specializes in organizational systems and performance metrics, focusing on the philosophies associated with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the Balanced Scorecard. Students can choose concentrations in Business Intelligence, Design & Innovation Management, Incident Response, Management Tools & Concepts, or Project Management.

School type Public
Terms Seven week courses.
AACSB accredited No
ACBSP accredited Yes
IACBE accredited No

Program Offerings

Online master's in business degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
General Management
Management Information Systems

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 34
International business courses paired with residencies outside U.S. No


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 8 full-time; 3 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 88% full-time; 67% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses 10 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty N/A

Class Size

Average class size 18
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A
Dedicated business school career center No
Access to same career services as on-campus business students Yes


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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