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Trulaske execMBA, University of Missouri

The execMBA from the Trulaske College of Business is a hybrid MBA program that's as mobile and global as you are. In the execMBA, you’ll learn to take strategic risks and become a more effective leader. With a rigorous curriculum tailored for experienced executives, our 21-month hybrid model delivers the personal interaction of a full-time MBA, but requires just eight weekends on campus and one 10-day international experience. The rest of the program is delivered online and completed on your own time. With distinguished faculty and an expansive alumni network, we’ll show you a better MBA.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Executive
Total Program Enrollment 61
Tuition (Total) $73,000

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University of Missouri—Columbia Trulaske College of Business Says

The execMBA from the Trulaske College of Business is a hybrid MBA program that's as mobile and global as you are. In the execMBA, you’ll learn to take strategic risks and become a more effective leader. With a rigorous curriculum tailored for experienced executives, our 21-month hybrid model delivers the personal interaction of a full-time MBA, but requires just eight weekends on campus and one 10-day international experience. The rest of the program is delivered online and completed on your own time. With distinguished faculty and an expansive alumni network, we’ll show you a better MBA.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: Graduates earn the same Master of Business Administration degree earned by full-time MBA students.

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Poets and Quants

#10 Top 20 Online MBA Programs in the U.S.

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The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)
#9 Best Campus Facilities

Admissions

Admissions

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Interview, Personal Essay

Important: Evidence of Motivation

Also Considered: Academic GPA

Admission Requirements

Required: Resume, Bachelor's degree, Work Experience

Optional: Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations

Admission Information

Applicants to the Crosby MBA program at The University of Missouri-Columbia are required to submit the following materials: GMAT scores, essay/personal statement, official undergraduate transcript, a list of extracurricular activities, and an updated resume. Particularly close attention is paid to applicants' GMAT scores (620 minimum), undergraduat...Applicants to the Crosby MBA program at The University of Missouri-Columbia are required to submit the following materials: GMAT scores, essay/personal statement, official undergraduate transcript, a list of extracurricular activities, and an updated resume. Particularly close attention is paid to applicants' GMAT scores (620 minimum), undergraduate GPA (3.5 or higher preferred), and personal statement. International applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores, with a 550 minimum for written test, 213 for computerbased, and 79-80 for web-based. While substantive post-undergraduate work experience (three or more years) is strongly considered, it is not a requirement for admission. Prospective students with excellent educational backgrounds in technology, engineering, bio/life sciences, journalism, and social sciences are historically successful in the Crosby MBA Program. The school also offers substantive review modules in statistics, finance, and Microsoft Excel during orientation week before classes begin.

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School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 195
Percent International Students 28%
Total Full-Time Faculty 42
Full-Time Faculty 81%

Student Life

Columbia is a “great college town,” with an abundance of restaurants, bars, music, culture, parks, and related activities. Even though Mizzou enjoys a large campus at the center of town, downtown Columbia is just a few steps away, and there’s always something to do. Students have described the Crosby MBA program as a “close-knit community of students who are very willing to help one another and a great learning community where there are a multitude of opportunities for students to get involved on campus.” This “open and friendly” atmosphere has helped foster a business program that students laud for being “cooperative” and “less competitive” than similarly sized MBA programs. The MBA Association at Mizzou holds “weekly happy hours and other social events,” where students have the chance to “play numerous intramural sports and even participate on club teams.” Prospective students may also be pleased to learn that the Association pays close attention to the diversity of its student body. Several Association members are also members of the National Association of Women MBAs, while others serve on the College of Business Diversity Committee.

Students Say

The University of Missouri-Columbia, commonly referred to as “Mizzou,” is the central and most populous campus in the four-school University of Missouri system. The Crosby MBA program, named after Gordon E. Crosby, Jr., the former USLIFE CEO who made a $10 million donation to the program in 2002, has been described as a “versatile program” where “current business issues and trends are the core of many classes.” Mizzou has a “great combination of cutting edge curriculum and facilities for a bargain.” Point in fact, both the benefits of in-state tuition and “excellent financial aid” make Mizzou a draw for in- and out-of-state residents alike. Mizzou’s “well-ranked” business school also boasts “excellent dual-degree programs,” such as a dual JD/MBA, a popular MHA/MBA and the five-year IMSE/MBA program, which according to one student, “allows me to get an education in both engineering and business while on the same campus.” Other program offerings within the Trulaske College of Business include degrees or concen­trations in accounting, economics, healthcare administration, finance, international busi­ness, investment banking, leadership/management, marketing, marketing analytics, and non-profit management/public administration. The Mizzou campus itself also has the advantage of size. One chemical engineering student tells us, “The campus has a medical school, law school, and veterinary school, within a few blocks, making it ideal for entrepre­neurship and innovation.” All MBA candidates are required to take a course focused on experiential learning and to personally consult with small business owners. Since Mizzou does offer such a “broad curriculum” and a large number of “resources avail­able for students,” the student body covers a wide range of experience, both professional and academic. One thankful student tells us Mizzou “allowed me to pursue my MBA with­out prior professional experience.” Another student has indicated, “The students with work experience tend to come more from management and marketing backgrounds and have stronger skill sets than the ‘straight-through’ students.” This dichotomy, while beneficial in many ways, has also prompted one concerned student to plead for the business school to “increase the number of students with work experience.”

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Career

The Crosby MBA Program Career Services provides a broad range of services, including resume-building workshops, on-campus interviews, counseling, and a mentoring program. Companies are often invited to Mizzou to present themselves and recruit worthy candi­dates. While some students comment that networking opportunities with alumni and top employers are lacking, and “there doesn’t seem to be a push to attract companies outside the Midwest,” global companies, such as AT&T, Deloitte, and Edward Jones, Cerner, and Chevron have all made frequent visits to the school. One student tells us, “I just had coffee with one of our alums working for a major consulting firm in Philadelphia and that was just the start of my alumni search.” The MBA program also offers a variety of school-facilitated internship opportunities, and post-graduate job placement data suggests that Mizzou MBAs are not pigeonholed into one or two industries, but several, from manufacturing to non-profit and healthcare.

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Missouri Innovation Center, Missouri Training Institute, Small Business Development Center, European Union Center, J.E. Smith Real Estate Institute, Entrepreneurship

  • International Student Support Groups:

    The MBA Association has the Borderless Friendship Program that pairs international MBA students with domestic MBA students, as well as dedicated international career services resources. The MBA program has collaborated with MU's International Student's Career services office to offer programs specifically tailored to career placement for international students.

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    Partial sponsorship to national conferences, of which Reaching Out MBA is considered.

  • Minority Support Groups:

    The College of Business has on staff a Director of Diversity and Inclusion, a current student serves on the College of Business Diversity Committee, and the College provides membership in The Black Business Student Association.

  • Research Facilities:

    Missouri Innovation Center, Missouri Training Institute, Small Business Development Center, European Union Center, J.E. Smith Real Estate Institute, Entrepreneurship

  • Study Abroad:

    China, India, New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands (Maastricht University), Italy (CIMBA)

  • Women Support Groups:

    The MBA Association members are also members of the National Association of Women MBA's. The website is www.mbawomen.org We also have the Association of Trulaske Businesswomen.

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Missouri—Columbia Trulaske College of Business include:

Stan Kroenke - Real Estate, Sports Teams, & Media

Ralph Babb - CEO, Comerica

Jon Hamm - Actor

Sheryl Crow - Singer

Jean McKenzie - EVP, Mattel & President of American Girl

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $7,210

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Cerner, Edward Jones, Ascension Health, IBM, Epic

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 41% $52,964
Technical 35% $60,648
Marketing / Sales 27% $62,129
Other 24% $67,233
Finance / Accounting 23% $50,357
Operations / Logistics 20% $65,638
Consulting 20% $55,143
Financial Services 13% $57,167
Manufacturing 11% $60,055
Other 10% $66,050
Consulting 9% $55,250
Non Profit 4% $48,200
Government 4% $46,500

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 80%
Three Month Employment 84%
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