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Five-Year BSBA/MBA Program
The 5-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is designed for high-achieving, goal-oriented students who are committed to completing an MBA as part of their professional education. Students admitted to the program are required to:

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 must:

  • Maintain the highest ethical standards and abide by the Academic Integrity Policy;
  • Adhere to the prescribed schedule for program completion;
  • Complete two internships (one must be graduate level);
  • Participate actively in the College’s Mentoring program;
  • Attend periodic cohort meetings.

The 5-year Program includes the following:

  • The program provides challenging academic coursework that prepares students for successful business careers.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Accelerated Curriculum

  • 1st Year: 33 Credit Hours - University Core Curriculum Requirements (11 undergraduate classes)
  • 2nd Year: 34 Credit Hours - Foundation Courses for Business (11 undergraduate classes plus CEC 3000)
  • 3rd Year: 36 Credit Hours - Business Core Courses (12 undergraduate classes)
  • 4th Year: 36 Credit Hours - Complete Undergraduate Concentration, begin MBA Core Courses (8 undergraduate and 4 graduate classes)
  • 5th Year: 24 Credit Hours - Complete MBA Requirements (8 graduate classes)
  • Total 163 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements
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 minimum average GPA of 3.25
  • a minimum ACT composite score of 24
  • maintain at least a minimum average GPA of 3.25 to remain in the program
  • no entrance exams or separate requirements are needed to enter the graduate phase of the program.

Students failing to meet the admission requirements may, with permission of the College of Business, follow the 5-year curriculum plan for the first year of study and apply for admission prior to the start of the second year, providing space is 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.

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year Term I (15 credit hours)

BUS 1600 Business as a Profession 3
CIS 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
ENL 1300 College Writing 3
MTH 1110 Mathematical Analysis I 3
Obj.3B. Natural Science Course (BIO, CHM, PHY) 3

First Year Term II (18 credit hours)

CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENL 1310 Academic Writing 3
MTH 1120 Mathematical Analysis II 3
PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy 3
RELS Obj.4B. Religious Studies (Any 1000/2000 RS course) 3
Obj.5C. Aesthetic Experience in Art/Film/Music/Theater 3

Second Year Term I (16 credit hours)

ACC 2010 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 2310 Business Law I 3
ECN 2950 Microeconomic Principles 3
PHL 2010 Ethics 3
HIS Obj.5A. A course in History 3
CEC 3000 Introduction to Cooperative Education 1

Second Year Term II (18 credit hours)

ACC 2020 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECN 2960 Macroeconomic Principles 3
ENL 2040 Introduction to Business Writing 3
ENL Obj.5B. Literature (2350, 2450, 2650, 2850, 3700) 3
MTH 2140 Basic Statistics 3
Undergraduate Elective 3

Third Year Term I (18 credit hours)

BUS 3110 Organizational Management 3
BUS 3120 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 3150 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making 3
BUS 3190 Business and Society 3
ECN 3050 Money and the Financial System 3
Undergraduate Elective 3

Third Year Term II (18 credit hours)

BUS 3130 Financial Management 3
BUS 3160 Control of Operations Management and Quality 3
BUS 3170 Management of Information Systems 3
BUS 3180 Organizational Leadership 3
BUS Business Elective 3
Obj.4C. Any Philosophy or Religious Studies Course 3

Fourth Year Term I (18 credit hours)

BUS Business Elective 3
BUS Business Elective
BUS Business Elective 3
Obj.5D. Another Culture or Foreign Language 3
Undergraduate Elective 3
Undergraduate Elective 3

Fourth Year Term II (18 credit hours)

BUS 4990 Strategic Policy and Management 3
Undergraduate Elective 3
ACC 5200 Managerial Accounting 3
ECN 5120 Analysis of Economic Conditions 3
MBA 5210 Ethics & Social Responsibility in Organizations 3
MBA 5240 Marketing Management & Planning 3

Fifth Year Term I (12 credit hours)

MBA 5200 Decision Analysis 3
MBA 5220 Corporate Finance 3
MBA 5260 Information Systems and Technology 3
MBA MBA Elective 3

Fifth Year Term II (12 credit hours)

MBA 5250 Leadership 3
MBA 5900 Strategic Management 3
MBA MBA Elective 3
MBA MBA Elective 3

Cooperative Education Program

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 is the international honor society that 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
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.

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