SPCS business students may apply to the program upon completion of 90 credits and upon acceptance, take two graduate courses (6 credits) within their last 30
Specific admission requirements include:
Business Management, Marketing, International Business, Healthcare Administration or Accounting major
Successful completion of 90 credits
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and Major GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application and when the BS degree is completed
Submission of the graduate application, personal statement (500+ words), and résumé
Official transcript(s) will be obtained from Enrollment Services
Two letters of recommendation
An interview may be required
Students may apply to the program once they have completed 90 credits, but not later than the last 15 credits in their major and cognate courses, so as to facilitate two graduate courses to be substituted for two undergraduate courses.
Credits and Curriculum
The Masters of Business Administration degree is 48 credits. If accepted into the accelerated program, students will take up to six graduate credits in either the fall or spring trimester within their last 30 credits. (Note: Students are not permitted to take courses in the winter trimester.) Students will meet with a graduate programs advisor to choose courses from among the MBA Core Courses* listed below. Graduate courses taken while an undergraduate are billed at the undergraduate tuition rate and fulfill course requirements for the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. The bachelor’s degree will be awarded upon successful completion of all requirements for the undergraduate degree. Note: The University will apply the initial 6 graduate credits to the graduate transcript upon completion of 12 additional graduate credits.
Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, students take all graduate courses and will enroll in at least two courses in each of the subsequent trimesters until completed. All graduate courses are billed at the graduate tuition rate. Upon successful completion of the remaining graduate credits, the student will be awarded a Master of Business Administration degree.
*MBA Core Courses
AC 501 Managerial Accounting
CS 510 Management Information Systems
FN 530 Corporate Finance
GB 503 Statistics for Managers
GB 511 Management and Human Behavior
GB 513 Marketing Management
GB 517 Business Ethics
GB 622 Management Economics