The combined Masters degree of Library and Information Science and Business Administration is designed for managers of large libraries or information centers. The knowledge needed by these managers is in many ways similar to the knowledge needed by managers of any organization which includes planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. The dual degree will provide a significant opportunity to compete more favorably in a job market that is becoming more and more competitive.
The MBA and MLIS dual degree requires 69-70 credit hours of coursework; 33-34 hours in business and 25 hours in library science. Students will apply to both schools, however only one set of application material will need to be submitted. Each program makes an independent admission decision. Admission is determined based upon grades, standardized test scores, references an essay and work experience.
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