Dual Degree M.B.A./Library and Information Science M.L.I.S.
Business Administration Building
School of Library and Information Science
314 University Library
The Master of Business Administration program seeks to prepare students for responsible leadership positions in public, private and nonprofit organizations. Regardless of undergraduate education, the candidates will find a challenging program designed to meet their specific backgrounds and needs. Several dual degree programs are possible. The Master of Business Administration also offers a dual degree program with the Master of Library and Information Science. The Dual Degree with the Master of Library and Information Science is designed for managers of large libraries and information centers. Individuals in these positions need knowledge pertaining to planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Advanced education to obtain knowledge and learn skills related to these management functions enables students to take advantage of career opportunities both in library settings and other information settings, both in the profit and nonprofit sectors.
The program is available on a full-time or part-time (online) option.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
For the full-time options: Admission to the full-time Master of Business Administration program is in the fall semester only.
- Official transcripts
- GMAT or GRE
- goal statement
- two-to-three letters of recommendation
- TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or PTE, if applicable
For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.
Admission to the Master of Library and Information Science:
- Official transcript(s)
- three letters of recommendation
- statement of purpose
- writing sample
- a current resume or curriculum vita
- English language proficiency scores for international students
Additional requirements include a statement of exception (addressing circumstances and readiness for graduate education) and GRE scores if total GPA is below 3.0 in highest completed degree. In calculating the total GPA, all grades from all courses taken at relevant level (baccalaureate or master's) from all institutions are required.
Prospective students should complete the application process no later than September 15 for spring admission, January 15 for summer admission and March 15 for fall admission. For further details on admission procedures and deadlines, prospective students should consult the school's web site.
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the MBA degree program will be able to:
- Use critical thinking skills to apply analytical models and concepts to make business decisions.
- Present business knowledge and decisions individually and as a team.
- Understand the ethical and legal implications of business decisions.
- Understand the impact of globalization on business decisions.
Graduate of the MLIS degree program will be able to:
- Apply the field's foundational theories, principles, values, ethics and skills to everyday practice.
- Critique and synthesize research and identify appropriate research methodologies to solve problems in the field.
- Analyze and engage in the changing cultural, educational and social roles and responsibilities of librarians/information professionals and the environments they work in within the global society.
- Evaluate systems and technologies relevant to a particular information context.
- Identify needs and connect individuals and communities with information that engages and empowers them.
At 61 credit hours for the dual degree, students receive an M.L.I.S.-M.B.A. dual-degree. The curriculum includes 24 credit hours of M.B.A. coursework, 25 credit hours of Library and Information Science courses and 12 credit hours from either business or library and Information science.
Each program makes an independent admission decision using separate admission requirements.
|ACCT 63037||FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING||2|
|ACCT 63038||MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING||2|
|ECON 62021||GLOBAL CONDITIONS AND MACROECONOMICS POLICY||2|
|ECON 62022||MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS||2|
|FIN 66050||LAW AND ETHICS||2|
|FIN 66060||MANAGERIAL FINANCE||2|
|LIS 60010||THE INFORMATION LANDSCAPE||2|
|LIS 60020||INFORMATION ORGANIZATION||2|
|LIS 60030||PEOPLE IN THE INFORMATION ECOLOGY||2|
|LIS 60040||INFORMATION INSTITUTIONS AND PROFESSIONS||3|
|LIS 60050||RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE||3|
|Choose from the following:||3-6|
|MASTER'S INTERNSHIP IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE|
|MASTER'S PROJECT IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE|
|MASTER'S PAPER IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE|
|LIS 60280||MASTER'S PORTFOLIO IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE||1|
|MIS 64041||OPERATIONS, SERVICE AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT||2|
|MIS 64158||LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL ASSESSMENT||2|
|MIS 64185||BUSINESS STRATEGY||3|
|MKTG 65051||MARKETING MANAGEMENT||2|
|Business Elective, Any business graduate course in accord to student's career goals may count as an elective. Recommended: ECON 62015||3|
|Business or Library and Information Science Elective, Minimum 3 credit hours must be from Library Science (LIS), choose from the following:||12|
|INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS|
|NETWORK AND SOFTWARE RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS|
|SELECTED TOPICS IN LIBRARY SCIENCE|
|ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING|
|GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY|
|HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT|
|Library and Information Science Electives, Any Library Science (LIS) graduate course in accord to student's career goals may count as an elective|
|Recommended, choose from the following:||6-9|
|THE PUBLIC LIBRARY|
|MARKETING THE LIBRARY|
|THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY|
|THE SPECIAL LIBRARY|
|BUSINESS/FINANCE INFORMATION SOURCES AND SERVICES|
|ONLINE INFORMATION SYSTEMS|
|FOUNDATIONS OF RECORDKEEPING IN SOCIETY|
|FOUNDATIONS OF MUSEUM STUDIES|
|SELECTED TOPICS IN LIBRARY SCIENCE|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||61|