Catalogue 2020 - 2021

Five-year Bachelor/MBA Program

This program allows undergraduate students in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, or Engineering to accelerate the completion of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business. Students can earn the popular and valuable Master of Business Administration degree with just one additional year of study. This program is available to students of all majors except for Education and Social Work.

Students will earn both BSBA and MBA degrees within five years of entry as an undergraduate. Undergraduate study in business will satisfy all prerequisite coursework requirements for the MBA program.

Program Prerequisites:

Satisfied after completing the undergraduate business core (BIS 220/BIS 221, AC 101/HONB 203 and FIN 214) courses with a “B” average or better and no grade below a “C”.

Program Application and Admission Requirements:

This program seeks students who have excelled in their undergraduate studies. Applicants must:

  1. Earn an overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. Complete the College of Business Graduate Studies application, and essays for the MBA program. All application materials should be submitted to the Admissions Office.
  3. Forward scores for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) to the Admissions Office. Students should seek to score 500 or higher on the GMAT.  Students may also apply for a GMAT waiver based on a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher at the time of graduation.

Applicants may take up to two graduate courses in the fall term of their senior year. A third graduate course may be taken during the senior year after a student has been admitted.

Senior Year - Undergraduate program

Fall Semester

  • Up to 12 credits of undergraduate coursework*
  • Three credits of graduate coursework: BUS 610 (Fall graduate term)

Spring Semester

  • Up to 12 credits of undergraduate coursework*
  • Three credits of graduate coursework: MAN 610 (winter graduate term) or MAN 605 (spring graduate term)

Degree Requirements

Fifth Year - Masters Program

Summer Term

AC 630Accounting for Decision Makers

3 cr.

BIS 610Information Technology Management and Applications

3 cr.

BUS 6XXBusiness Elective

3 cr.

Fall Term

FIN 630Managerial Finance

3 cr.

MK 640Marketing Management

3 cr.

MAN 605Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making

3 cr.

or

MAN 610Organizational Behavior and Theory

3 cr.

Winter Term

BIS 620Decision Modeling for Analytics

3 cr.

BUS 6XXGraduate Internship or Small Business Consulting or Business Elective

BUS 680Strategic Management

3 cr.

Summer Term

BUS 6XXBusiness Elective

3 cr.

*Business students must complete all requirements for the BSBA degree independent of the graduate coursework completed during their senior year. This may require students to take courses during summers or winter session to accelerate undergraduate studies.