Master of Science in Business Education.
The MSBE degree assumes an undergraduate knowledge base in business and education which students with undergraduate degrees in business education will normally have acquired. Students admitted with a non-business undergraduate degrees may have to complete foundation courses before enrolling in any business graduate course. Specific requirements will be determined by the department chair and the program coordinator. The responsibility for demonstrating prior academic coverage of the material at the appropriate level rests with the student, and should be completed at least one month prior to the beginning of the first semester of coursework.
Students with a non-business undergraduate degree should expect to complete foundation courses as required to enter courses that have an MBA designation. Foundation courses may not count as part of the MSBE required courses. Some or all of the foundation courses (up to 17 hours) may be waived based on an individual's previous academic work.
This 34 hour program requires:
- 13 hours: TCH 478, TCH 401, BE 499 (4 credit hours), and either EAF 410 or MBA 416
- 9 hours from Business Education. Recommended courses include BE 422, BE 430, BE 454, BE 461 (1), BE 462, BE 465, BE 480, BE 482, or other BE courses as approved by department.
- 12 hours of electives: from MBA courses or 12 hours from 400-level courses in the College of Education.
Repetition of Courses in the MSBE Program
The College of Business only allows students to repeat a course once. Students who earn a “W” grade in either attempt must apply for permission to complete a third enrollment.
General Administrative Endorsement with Emphasis in Vocational Education
A career option leading to a general administrative endorsement with emphasis in vocational education is offered in cooperation with the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations through the Departments of Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Industrial Technology and Marketing (through the faculty affiliated with the Business Education programs housed there). Students interested in the vocational emphasis should (a) see department chairperson or appropriate advisor and (b) file an Intent to File for Certification form in the Office of Clinical Experiences and Certification Processes. All students who plan to receive certification for the State of Illinois via an approved Illinois State program must file official forms and follow specific procedures. Certification is not given automatically at the completion of specific course work or a degree program.