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MBA

Dual Degrees

MBA-M.S. in Industrial Relations

The MBA degree consists of 36 credit hours and the MSIR degree consists of 30 credit hours (if you have a business background). By coordinating the plan of study in both degree programs via the dual MBA/MSIR degree, students will be able to obtain both an MBA and an MSIR degree, two nationally accredited graduate degrees, in 66 credit hours.

Students seeking to enter the dual degree program must apply separately to each program and be admitted independently to the College of Business and Economics’ Master of Business Administration program and the Master of Science in Industrial Relations program. Students must satisfy admission requirements of both programs.

MBA-M.S. in Sports Management

By coordinating the plans of study in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Science in Sport Management (MSSM) programs, students will be able to earn both degrees in 63 credit hours. Pursued separately, these two nationally-accredited graduate degrees would normally require 84 credit hours. Students begin MBA classes in June, focusing solely on business courses until the end of the following summer. The accelerated MBA program is a four-semester academic program, in which students complete 38 credit hours in management, strategy, finance, international business, accounting, economics, and other areas to give each student a comprehensive understanding of business concepts. The program also includes 2 semesters of professional development experiences.

After the courses toward the MBA are completed, students begin taking Sports Management courses. The MSSM program requires the completion of 27 credit-hours in 3 semesters, including courses in sport administration, marketing, history, finance and other areas. An internship is required during the final summer.

Students seeking to enter the dual degree program must apply separately to each program and be admitted independently to the College of Business and Economics’ Master of Business Administration program and the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences’ Master of Sport Management program. The selection processes will be administered concurrently spring semester and students must satisfy admission requirements of both programs. The deadline for the MBA program is March 1, however, the deadline for MSSM is December 15.

MBA-M.S. in Finance

By coordinating the plans of study in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) via the dual MBA/MSF degree, students will be able to obtain both an MBA and an MS in Finance degree in 69 credit hours. Taken independently, these two nationally accredited graduate degrees would normally consist of 84 credit hours.

Students seeking to enter the dual-degree program must apply separately to each program and be admitted independently to the College of Business and Economics’ Master of Business Administration program and the Master of Science in Finance program. The selection processes will be administered concurrently spring semester and students must satisfy admission requirements of both programs.

MBA-Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS)

The MBA degree normally consists of 50 credit hours and the DDS degree normally consists of 206 credit hours. By coordinating the plan of study in both degree programs via the dual DDS/MBA degree, students will be able to obtain both an MBA and a DDS degree, two nationally accredited graduate degrees, in 244 (38 credit hours from MBA + 206 from DDS) credit hours.

In the dual degree program, the DDS/MBA plan of study will consist of 38 credit hours of graduate coursework in business with the remaining 12 credit hours of the MBA degree consisting of coursework transferred in from appropriate dental classes as outlined in the plan of study. The DDS degree will consist of the normal 206 credit hours of coursework in biomedical, behavioral and dental sciences.

Students must be accepted into the DDS program first and then apply for the MBA program. Typically, students will apply for the MBA program during the third or fourth year and complete the majority of MBA coursework in their fifth year.

MBA-MD: Medical Student Step-Out Year

Students pursuing an MD may take a step-out year to complete the accelerated MBA (39 credit hours with 9 hours transferred from the medical courses). Beginning in June and lasting through May of the following year, students take courses in Economics, Statistics, Accounting, Business Ethics, International Business, Corporate Finance, Marketing, Management, and take a 10-14 day required international trip to China or Germany.

The deadline to apply for the MBA program is March 1. If students do not possess undergraduate course work in accounting, microeconomics and statistics, it can be met via online software prior to the start of the program.

MBA-Master of Public Health (MPH)

The College of Business and Economics and the School of Public Health have created a dual program that provides an opportunity to earn two degrees in two years. Typically, students will pursue the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy, Management and Leadership (HPML) program first, followed by the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and complete the MPH program requirements with an internship in the second summer.

Ideally, students will apply and be admitted to both programs before starting the dual program. Students seeking to enter the dual degree program must apply separately and be admitted independently to the School of Public Health MPH program and the College of Business and Economics MBA program.