Besides offering all of the advantages of a small, private school, the Andreas School of Business at Barry University manages to offer a surprising number of custom-tailored options to meet the needs and goals of its student body. Part-timers, who make up about two-thirds of the student body, can choose between evening classes or the Saturday MBA program. All MBA courses are taught by full-time faculty who hold terminal degrees. Full-time students can complete their program of study at the main campus. All students can opt for dual degrees in nursing, podiatry, and sports management. The last is an especially popular option, cited by a number of MBAs as their primary reason for choosing Barry. Besides a general MBA, Andreas also offers a full complement of areas of specialization, with options including accounting, finance, general business, international business, management, and marketing. Besides the MBA, the School of Business also offers a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) and a Master of Science in Management (MSM). All told, Barry provides choices that are typically available only at larger universities. Yet this program is relatively pint-size, to the great advantage of its MBAs. One such MBA explains, "Because the business school is small, you get the benefit of personalized attention. The administrators and class coordinators know your name, and professors can always make time for you to visit them." Another agrees, "No other school would give you such personal attention. Several of my classes have had fewer than 10 students, and the professor tailors the material to fit our schedules and individual ambitions. And because there's such close contact, it's easy to build relationships with professors. I even was able to collaborate with one professor on writing a business case that will appear in a textbook supplement." Andreas classes "are designed to challenge students in several ways. One is the explanation of theories; others include the implementation of practical assignments or case studies." In keeping with the school's Catholic world view, many courses "promote social responsibility." The school's religious affiliation also helps it attract international students, whose presence "truly prepares students for working with many different types of people in many different contexts."
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