May 21, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 

Lee Business School

 The Lee Business School offers several graduate programs. The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) provides professional preparation for students wishing to pursue careers in taxation, public accounting, managerial or corporate accounting, and government. The MSA also provides the necessary coursework for sitting for the CPA exam in Nevada and other 150-hour jurisdictions.

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (M.S. MIS) prepares graduates for professional and managerial careers in information technology (IT). MIS students earn competency in IT, embedded in a business context that provides them with well-rounded preparation for occupations in high demand.

The M.A. in Economics focuses on applied and empirical economics and also provides students with a strong foundation for further graduate study at the Ph.D. level. The core of the program includes the basic theory of microeconomics, macroeconomics, as well as math for economists. To develop empirical skills, students must take 2 courses that use statistical analysis to examine interesting economic problems.

The M.S. in Data Analytics and Applied Economics combines skills in programming, data gathering, and data management with skills in economic reasoning and statistical analysis skills. The program attracts students with focused career choices that require core competence in programming and constructing data systems with analytical and statistical skills. It also prepares students preparing for a career as data scientists. The economics portion of the degree advances students’ knowledge in economic theory. It also provides students with skills associated with advanced statistical and econometric analysis and helps students develop their communication skills. The technical portion of the degree is designed to equip graduate students with a solid foundation in programming, building data management systems, and data mining.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA), is designed to prepare the individual to meet the challenges of rapid change in business and in society through an emphasis on managerial concepts and analytical reasoning. The particular focus on theory and practice produces special qualities in the UNLV MBA graduate. By studying managerial theory and economic principles, the student acquires the capacity for assuming responsibility in a wide variety of roles within an organization. 

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is designed for experienced professionals who want to compete for top management positions by acquiring an integrated understanding of business and the strategic perspective necessary to lead. Taught by accomplished faculty, small cohorts of students complete a rigorous and relevant curriculum in just eighteen months by immersing themselves in a highly interactive experience. The program culminates with an international seminar where students witness global business first-hand.

Brent Hathaway, Ph.D., Dean, Lee Business School
Andrew Hardin, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Stoney Alder, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 



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