Dual-Degree BA/MBA (4+1)
The Dual-Degree BA/MBA (4+1) program is designed for exceptional undergraduate students outside of the School of Business. The program enables students from a wide variety of disciplines to add a core of business knowledge to their academic portfolio. Students with appropriate prerequisite knowledge are allowed to take courses toward an MBA during the senior year and complete their MBA in one year beyond the bachelor’s degree. Students interested in pursuing the BA/MBA option are strongly encouraged to declare the general business minor early in their undergraduate program to ensure they have an adequate foundation for graduate business course work.
Dual-Degree BA/MBA (4+1) Program of Study
It is recommended that students interested in the Dual-Degree BA/MBA (4+1) program take the following undergraduate courses or equivalents early in their undergraduate program. These will prepare students for the recommended MBA classes during their senior year.
|AC 211||Financial Accounting||3|
|EC 111||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|EC 272||Advanced Applied Statistics||3|
Students may complete up to 10 credits of MBA courses during the senior year, 9 credits of which also fulfill undergraduate open elective requirements. Students must work with their undergraduate adviser and the MBA director to ensure that the courses fit into both degree programs. Students must present satisfactory performance in their graduate course work completed during their senior year to be officially admitted into the graduate program upon completion of their BA degree. The BA/MBA curriculum consists of the MBA core courses including a requirement to complete MBA 660 with an international travel component and MBA 688, a graduate internship.
MBA Program of Study
|Foundational Course Work|
|MBA 601||Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start)||1|
|Decision Making Tools:|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Information Systems Strategy|
|Business Decision Analysis|
|Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 1)|
|MBA 615||Managing the Decision Making Process||3|
|Core Business Disciplines|
|MBA 620||Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620)||3|
|MBA 625||Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers||3|
|MBA 635||Decision Making for Business Operations||3|
|MBA 640||Financial Decision Making||3|
|MBA 645||Marketing Decision Making||3|
|MBA 660||Decision Making in a Global Economy 1||3|
|Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 2)|
|MBA 690||Strategic Management Capstone||3|
|Graduate Electives 1, 2|
|Select six graduate electives either in a specific concentration/discipline or customized by the student||18|
Students who are in the BS/MBA program are required to take MBA 660, which includes an international experience.
MBA students take 18 credits of electives.
MBA students may choose to take elective courses within one area, creating a concentration in a specific discipline, or may choose to take electives across multiple business disciplines, enhancing a broad interdisciplinary perspective.
Electives are available in computer information systems, finance, health care management, international business, management and marketing.
Interested students must apply for admission to the BA/MBA program during the last semester of the junior year using a special application form available in the School of Business.
Admission into the combined program is competitive. Only students who have earned at least 75 credits with an overall GPA of 3.0 are considered for admission to this program. Meeting the minimum criteria for consideration does not guarantee admission.