BBA in Finance/STEM MBA in Finance

The Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance Major – and the STEM Master of Business Administration – Finance Concentration Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree is a  155.5 credit-hour program. Graduates will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration and STEM Master of Business Administration degrees, both with an emphasis in Finance. The program is designed to equip and transform students to be servant leaders with the knowledge and skills to increase job security, to position themselves for advancement within their own organizations, and for future employment and leadership opportunities within both the profit and nonprofit sectors of business. The proposed accelerated program is for individuals who may be inspired to continue their educational journey to a master’s degree while pursuing an undergraduate degree because it will give them a competitive advantage in the workplace and is more cost-effective to do so. 

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (BbA)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

Economics

6

ECON 2301 – Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2302 – Principles of Microeconomics

English

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

and

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

Foundations for Excellence

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

6

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1308 - Calculus for Business Analysis

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

Religion

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Sciences (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Psychology or Sociology.

Speech
COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

58

BBA in Finance

 

Business Courses

33

ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting

ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting

FINA 3301 - Corporate Financial Management

MANA 3301 - Principles of Management (S-L)

MANA 3305 - Managerial Statistics

MANA 3306 - Management Communication

MANA 3308 - Business and Public Law

MANA 4301 - Operations and Quality Management

MANA 4320 - Strategy and Problems in Management

MRKT 3301 - Principles of Marketing

STIM 3301 - Information Systems for Management

General Finance Concentration

24

Required Courses
ACCT 3301 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I
FINA 3302 - Securities Analysis
FINA 3307 - Personal Financial Planning (S-L)
FINA 4302 - Advanced Topics in Corporate Financial Management
Three upper-level Finance electives (9 credit hours) from FINA 3305, 3308, 4301, and 4320.
One upper-level business elective (3 credit hours) from ACCT, ENTR, FINA, HOST, MANA, MRKT, or STIM excluding FINA 3304 and FINA 4308.

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

6

FINA 6302 - Capital Markets and Institutions
FINA 6321 - International Finance 

Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*
Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*

0
0

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED

121

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours.

*Elective Requirements

  • In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.

  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.

REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

STEM MBA FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

As the STEM MBA is a generalist master's business program designed to meet the further educational needs of the broadest range of working professionals with potentially non-business-related undergraduate degrees, no foundational courses are required.     

Nevertheless, three-session self-study requisite courses are included with certain STEM MBA courses and are designed to specifically prepare non-business graduates for the requirements of the STEM MBA level course. The requirement for a student to complete a requisite course is determined by the MBA Program Director. All requisites must be completed by the end of the third semester and before continuation to the balance of the STEM MBA program.  The requisite courses carry no credit or tuition fees. The pass to proceed threshold is 85%.     

   

Basic Concept Requisites Policy:    

The following table indicates the criteria by which decisions are normally made in relation to prerequisite exemptions.    

BuSINESS GRADUATE APPLICANTS

nON-BuSINESS GRADUATE APPLICANTS

Business Experience

Accounting/Finance

Business Experience

Non-Accounting/Finance

Business Experience

Accounting/Finance

Basic Concepts in Accounting

Exempt

Exempt/Non-Exempt*

Exempt/Non-Exempt*

Basic Concepts in Finance

Exempt

Exempt/Non-Exempt*

Exempt/Non-Exempt*

Basic Concepts in Quantitative Analysis

Exempt

Non-Exempt

Non-Exempt

Basic Concepts in Business Economics

Exempt

Non-Exempt

Non-Exempt

courses

credit hours (Mba)

Required Core Courses

28.5

ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting (Requisite: see Foundational Requirements. Self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)
FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance (Requisite (Requisite: see Foundational Requirements. Self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)
MANA 51.523 - Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing

MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis and Modeling for Decision-Making (Requisite: see Foundational Requirements. Self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)
MANA 6310 - Leading Innovation
MANA 6333 - Managing Operations Technologies
MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L) (Must be taken in the last core semester in the program.)
MANA 6344 - MBA Program Capstone Course (Requisite:  Course may not be started until beginning of next to last semester of the program. Completion of 25.5 credit hours at a minimum mean of 3.0 GPA.)

MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems
MRKT 6301 - Advanced Marketing Strategies (S-L)

General Finance Concentration Requirements

6

FINA 6332 - Futures and Options

FINA 6331 - Investments

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

34.5

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

155.5

Students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) as part of MANA 4320 Strategy and Problems in Management. Students will prepare for the exam through completion of the coursework of MANA 4320.

Permission to pursue the Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree: BBA/STEM MBA

  • Students desiring to pursue the BBA/STEM MBA Finance program should file a Statement of Commitment during the spring semester of the junior year (after 75 credit hours) following completion of FINA 3301. 

  • The Statement of Commitment must be signed by the undergraduate advisor, a full-time finance professor, the Graduate School of Business STEM MBA Program Director, and the Dean of the College of Business. 

  • 90 semester hours are required to apply to accelerated degrees in the Graduate School of Business. 

  • Students must apply to and be accepted in the STEM MBA program at the completion of 90 credit hours (including current enrollment). 

Permission to pursue the Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree: BBA/STEM MBA Finance program does not guarantee admission to graduate courses. Once students have completed 90 credit hours, they may apply for admission into Graduate School. Students may not enroll in 6000 level courses prior to admission by the Graduate School. (S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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