Five-Year BSBA/MBA Program
Beginning in Fall 2009, the College of Business Administration admits a select group of qualified freshman into a five-year integrated program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (BSBA) as well as a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).
This program is designed for high-achieving, goal-oriented students who have decided to complete an MBA as part of their professional education and wish to minimize the time and expense of doing so.
Students admitted to this program will complete the BSBA in 4 years of study, and complete the MBA degree by the end of the fifth year. Students will follow an accelerated curriculum plan.
The 5-year Program includes the following: 1) The program provides challenging academic coursework that prepares students for successful business careers.
2) All pre-core requirements for the MBA are waived, eliminating 18 credit hours; there is no entrance exam or other special requirements for entering the graduate phase of the program.
3) The program includes appropriate work experience in preparation for the MBA Program. Students must complete a minimum of two cooperative education assignments (i.e. internships.) One of these must be a graduate internship completed between the fourth and fifth year.
First Year:33 Credit Hours - University Core Curriculum Requirements
Second Year:33 Credit Hours - Foundation Courses for Business
Third Year:36 Credit Hours - Business Core Courses
Fourth Year:36 Credit Hours - Complete Undergraduate Concentration, begin MBA Core Courses
Fifth Year:24 Credit Hours - Complete MBA Requirements
Total 162 Credit Hours
Applicants must meet the University’s general entrance requirements. To be considered for the 5-Year BSBA/MBA Program, you must achieve:
a high school GPA of 3.25
a minimum ACT composite score of 24
a 3.25 GPA average to remain in the program
Students failing to meet the admission requirements may, with permission of the College, follow the 5-year curriculum plan for the first two years of study and apply for admission at the end of the second year, providing there is space available.
The MBA is designed to accommodate the career needs of professionals across a wide variety of work organizations: business, health care, industrial, educational, and governmental. The MBA Program is fully accredited by AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Organized in 1916, AACSB is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. For more information about AACSB, see their web site at http://www.aacsb.edu.
Cooperative Education Program
4) A mentor from the business community will assist and guide each student in career planning and development. This mentoring will supplement the academic advising provided by the College of Business Administration and the many services provided by the University's Career Education Center.
Alpha Iota Delta
Alpha Iota Delta.Alpha Iota Delta is the international honor society confers distinction for academic excellence in the decision sciences and information systems; promotes the infusion of the functional and behavioral areas of administration with tools, concepts and methodologies of the decision sciences and information systems; and promotes professional fellowship among students, faculty, administration and practitioners. The lifetime membership is by invitation, reflecting exceptional academic achievement and, perhaps, outstanding campus leadership and service. For more information about Alpha Iota Delta, see their web site at www.AlphaIotaDelta.com.
International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS) Honor Society
International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS) Honor Society. The purposes of the IAJBS Honor Society are to confer distinction for academic excellence upon students attending Jesuit business schools and to encourage their pursuit of lifelong education; to acknowledge and promote a spirit of community involvement among its members; to promote and encourage ethical and socially responsible business practices among its members and in the global business community; and to act as a catalyst for the advancement of business thought and theory. For more information about the IAJBS Honor Society, see their web site at www.iajbs.org.