Combined B.S./M.B.A. degrees are available for currently enrolled Caldwell College Division of Business Administration undergraduate students. Those students who have achieved junior status (60+ credits) and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 may request admission into the master’s program. Once admitted to the master’s program, the student takes a combination of undergraduate courses and graduate courses during the fourth year. Two graduate level courses (BU 520 Advanced Business Strategy and BU 537 Financial Management or BU 525 Advanced Auditing) will be taken during the fourth year, one in the fall and one in the spring. The BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy and BU 337 Finance or BU 325 Auditing core business undergraduate courses, respectively, required for a bachelor’s degree in the Division of Business Administration will be waived. These six (6) credits for graduate level courses WILL count towards BOTH the student’s 120 credit hours required for the undergraduate bachelor’s degree as well as towards the 39 credit hours required for the M.B.A. The bachelor’s degree will be awarded upon completion of the requirements for this degree. During the fifth year, the student takes up to 15 credit hours each semester of core and elective graduate courses required for the M.B.A. After completing the remaining 33 credit hours, the student will receive an M.B.A.
Credit hour requirements for a combined B.S./M.B.A.
|B.S. Division of Business Administration Credit Hours Requirement
(Includes 6 Graduate Credit Hours)
|M.B.A. Foundation Courses||(6 credits)*|
|M.B.A. Courses||39 credits|
|Total Combined B.S./M.B.A. Credit Hours||159 credits|
*The two M.B.A. foundation courses are completed during the senior year and apply to both the B.S. and M.B.A. In addition, majors in specific business disciplines may be able to waive an additional 3 graduate credits (see Graduate Catalog).
Admission requirements for Combined B.S./M.B.A.
- Junior status by completing a minimum of 60 credit hours and an overall GPA of 3.0 in a declared Division of Business Administration major.
- Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours of business courses at Caldwell College with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in those courses.
- A Division of Business Administration faculty member recommendation and sponsorship.
- The GMAT requirement will be waived for current undergraduate candidates.
NOTE: See Graduate Catalog for a list of the courses required for the M.B.A.