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On this page:
  • Our Five-Year BSBA/MBA Program - Accelerated program - Admission requirements
  • Visit the College's main page
  • Choose your major
  • Suggested plan of study - Business administration major
  • Suggested plan of study #1 - Accounting Major
  • Suggested plan of study #2 - Accounting Major
  • Cooperative Education Program
  • Program contact information
Our 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 admited 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.

Visit the College's main page for:

  • Introduction to Our College and Undergraduate Programs - Our College - Major programs for our business students - Minor and certificate programs for our business students - CBA offerings for non-business students
  • Accreditation - AACSB International
  • Career Center
  • Student responsibilities and CBA academic policies
  • Applying to the College of Business Administration - Freshman applicants* - Transfer students - Transcripts - How to apply to UDM - International, post-degree, and other students. 
  • Graduation Requirements - Course work - Required GPA - Residency - Time requirement - Graduating with honors - Applying for graduation
  • Taking and Planning Your Coursework - Academic advising - Academic integrity - Academic services - Disability support services - Grading system - Repeating a class - Class standing - Pass/fail grading - Audit of classes - Alumni audit - Directed studies courses - Senior privilege to take graduate courses - Testing, experiential learning, CLEP, DANTES, and military service credit - Service learning - Taking classes elsewhere as a guest student
  • Academic Recognition - Beta Gamma Sigma - Beta Alpha Psi - Alpha Iota Delta - Global Jesuit Business Student Association
  • College Contact Information
*  Note that higher entrance requirements apply to this five-year BSBA/MBA program and are given above. 

Choose Your Major

Students entering the five-year BSBA/MBA program may choose to major in Business Administration or in Accounting for the BSBA portion of the program. There are three suggested plans of study below. There is a plan for students majoring in Business Administration and two plans for students majoring in Accounting. One of the accounting plans begins the accounting courses in the freshman year and the other begins the accounting courses in the sophomore year following the same two first years as the Business Administration major. Your academic advisor will help you decide which plan is better suited for you. 

Suggested Plan of Study - Business Administration Major

First Year Term I (15 credit hours)
    credits
BUS 1600*

Business as a Profession (*required of freshmen only)

3
CIS 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
ENL 1300 College Writing 3
MTH 1110 Mathematical Analysis I 3
PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy 3
First Year Term II (18 credit hours)
    credits
ENL 1310 Academic Writing 3
MTH 1120 Mathematical Analysis II 3
PHL 2010 Ethics 3
various Obj. 3B Natural Science Core Course 3
RELS or CAS Obj. 4B Religious or Catholic Studies Core Course 3
HIS Obj. 5A Historical Experience Core Course 3
Second Year Term I (16 credits)
    credits
ACC 2010 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 2310 Business Law I 3
CEC 3000 Introduction to Cooperative Education 1
CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ECN 2950 Microeconomic Principles 3
STA 2250 Statistics 3
Second Year Term II (18 credit hours)
    credits
ACC 2020 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECN 2960 Macroeconomic Principles 3
ENL 2040 Introduction to Business Writing 3
ENL Obj. 5B Literary Experience Core Course 3
various Obj. 5C Aesthetic Experience Core Course 3
various Undergraduate Elective 3
Third Year Term I (18 credit hours)
    credits
BUS 3110 Organizational Design and Structure 3
BUS 3120 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 3130 Financial Management 3
BUS 3190 Business and Society 3
ECN 3050 Money and the Financial System 3
 various Undergraduate Elective 3
Third Year Term II (18 credit hours)
    credits
BUS 3150 Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making 3
BUS 3170 Management of Information Systems 3
BUS 3180 Behavior and Leadership in Organizations 3
BUS Business Elective 3
PHL, RELS, or CAS Obj. 4C Philosophy, Religious or Catholic Studies Core Course 3
various Undergraduate Elective 3
Fourth Year Term I (18 credit hours)
    credits
BUS 3160 Control of Operations Management and Quality 3
BUS International Business Elective 3
BUS Business Elective 3
BUS Business Elective 3
various Obj. 5D Comparative Experience Core Course 3
various Undergraduate Elective 3
Fourth Year Term II (18 credit hours)
    credits
BUS 4990 Strategic Policy and Management 3
various Undergraduate Elective 3
ACC 5200 Managerial Accounting 3
ECN 5120 Analysis of Economic Conditions 3
MBA 5210 Ethics and Social Responsibility in Organizations 3
MBA 5240 Marketing Management and Planning 3
Fifth Year Term I (12 credit hours)
    credits
MBA 5200 Decision Analysis 3
MBA 5220 Financial Management 3
MBA 5260 Information Systems and Technology 3
MBA MBA Elective 3
Fifth Year Term II (12 credit hours)
    credits
MBA 5250 Leadership 3
MBA 5900 Strategic Management 3
MBA MBA Elective 3
MBA MBA Elective 3



Suggested Plan of Study #1 - Accounting Major
This plan of study for accounting majors allows the student to begin accounting courses in the freshman year. This plan is not recommended for every student and your academic advisor can help you decide between the two accounting plans of study.
First Year Term I (15 credit hours)
    credits
ACC 2010   Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 1600* Business as a Profession (*required of freshmen only) 3
CIS 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
ENL 1300 College Writing 3
MTH 1110 Mathematical Analysis I 3
First Year Term II (18 credit hours)
    credits
ACC 2020 Principles of Accounting II 3
ENL 1310 Academic Writing 3
MTH 1120 Mathematical Analysis II 3
PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy 3
various Obj. 3B Natural Science Core Course 3
RELS or CAS Obj. 4B Religious or Catholic Studies Core Course 3
Second Year Term I (16 credits)
    credits
ACC 3110 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BUS 2310 Business Law I 3
CEC 3000 Introduction to Cooperative Education 1
CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ECN 2950 Microeconomic Principles 3
PHL 2010 Ethics 3
Second Year Term II (18 credit hours)
    credits
ACC 3120 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ECN 2960 Macroeconomic Principles 3
ENL 2040 Introduction to Business Writing 3
STA 2250 Statistics 3
PHL, RELS, or CAS Obj. 4C Philosophy, Religious or Catholic Studies Core Course 3
ENL Obj. 5B Literary Experience Core Course 3
Third Year Term II (18 credit hours)
    credits
ACC 4500 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC Accounting Elective 3
BUS 3130 Financial Management 3
BUS 3150 Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making 3
HIS Obj. 5A Historical Experience Core Course 3
various Obj. 5C Aesthetic Experience Core Course 3
Fourth Year Term I (18 credit hours)
    credits
ACC 4130 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 4300 Federal Income Taxation I 3
BUS 3160 Control of Operations Management and Quality 3
BUS 3190 Business and Society 3
various Undergraduate Elective 3
ECN 5120 Analysis of Economic Conditions 3
Fourth Year Term II (18 credit hours)
    credits
ACC 4510 Auditing 3
BUS 3180 Behavior and Leadership in Organizations 3
BUS 4990 Strategic Policy and Management 3
ACC 5200 Managerial Accounting 3
MBA 5210 Ethics and Social Responsibility in Organizations 3
MBA 5240 Marketing Management and Planning 3
Fifth Year Term I (12 credit hours)
    credits
MBA 5200 Decision Analysis 3
MBA 5220 Financial Management 3
MBA 5260 Information Systems and Technology 3
MBA MBA Elective 3
Fifth Year Term II (12 credit hours)
    credits
MBA 5250 Leadership 3
MBA 5900 Strategic Management 3
MBA MBA Elective 3
MBA MBA Elective 3


Suggested Plan of Study #2 - Accounting Major
This alternative plan of study may be selected by accounting majors. It can be used if a student started in the Business Administration Major and wishes to switch to the Accounting Major. Ideally, the change in major should be decided prior to the start of the student's junior year.

First Year Term I (15 credit hours)
    credits
BUS 1600*

Business as a Profession (*required of freshmen only)

3
CIS 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
ENL 1300 College Writing 3
MTH 1110 Mathematical Analysis I 3
PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy 3
First Year Term II (18 credit hours)
    credits
ENL 1310 Academic Writing 3
MTH 1120 Mathematical Analysis II 3
PHL 2010 Ethics 3
various Obj. 3B Natural Science Core Course 3
RELS or CAS Obj. 4B Religious or Catholic Studies Core Course 3
HIS Obj. 5A Historical Experience Core Course 3
Second Year Term I (16 credits)
    credits
ACC 2010 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 2310 Business Law I 3
CEC 3000 Introduction to Cooperative Education 1
CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ECN 2950 Microeconomic Principles 3
STA 2250 Statistics 3
Second Year Term II (18 credit hours)
    credits
ACC 2020 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECN 2960 Macroeconomic Principles 3
ENL 2040 Introduction to Business Writing 3
ENL Obj. 5B Literary Experience Core Course 3
various Obj. 5C Aesthetic Experience Core Course 3
various Undergraduate Elective 3
Third Year Term I (18 credit hours)
    credits
ACC 3110 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 3310 Cost Accounting Systems and Procedures 3
BUS 3110 Organizational Design and Structure 3
BUS 3120 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 3190 Business and Society 3
ECN 3050 Money and the Financial System 3
Third Year Term II (18 credit hours)
    credits
ACC 3120 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 4500 Accounting Information Systems 3
BUS 3130 Financial Management 3
BUS 3150 Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making 3
BUS 3180 Behavior and Leadership in Organizations 3
PHL, RELS, or CAS Obj. 4C Philosophy, Religious or Catholic Studies Core Course 3
Fourth Year Term I (18 credit hours)
    credits
ACC 4130 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 4300 Federal Income Taxation I 3
BUS 3160 Control of Operations Management and Quality 3
various Obj. 5D Comparative Experience Core Course 3
various Undergraduate Elective 3
ECN 5120 Analysis of Economic Conditions 3
Fourth Year Term II (18 credit hours)
    credits
ACC 4510 Auditing 3
ACC Accounting Elective 3
BUS 4990 Strategic Policy and Management 3
ACC 5200 Managerial Accounting 3
MBA 5210 Ethics and Social Responsibility in Organizations 3
MBA 5240 Marketing Management and Planning 3
Fifth Year Term I (12 credit hours)
    credits
MBA 5200 Decision Analysis 3
MBA 5220 Financial Management 3
MBA 5260 Information Systems and Technology 3
MBA MBA Elective 3
Fifth Year Term II (12 credit hours)
    credits
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.

Program Contact Information:

University of Detroit Mercy
College of Business Administration, 5-year Program
4001 W. McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI  48221-3038

Location: Commerce & Finance Building, CF 112, McNichols Campus
Telephone: (313) 993-1200
Fax: (313) 993-1673
E-mail: jeanne.david@udmercy.edu

Website


Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs: Dr. Leonard Kloft
Telephone: (313) 993-1200
Email: leonard.kloft@udmercy.edu


Director of Undergraduate Business Programs: Dr. Jeanne M. David
Telephone: (313) 993-3325
Email: jeanne.david@udmercy.edu


Director of Graduate Business Programs: Dr. Gregory W. Ulferts
Telephone: (313) 993-1912 
Email: ulfertgw@udmercy.edu


Office Manager: Ms. Wendy Marshall
Telephone: (313) 993-1200
Email: marshawl@udmercy.edu



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