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.
credit hours (BbA)
Developing A Christian Mind
ECON 2301 – Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 – Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
Foundations for Excellence
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.)
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
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.
MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis
MATH 1308 - Calculus for Business Analysis
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
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)
POLS 2301 - American National Government
and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Psychology or Sociology.
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
BBA in Finance
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
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
FINA 6302 - Capital Markets and Institutions
Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED
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.
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
Basic Concepts in Accounting
Basic Concepts in Finance
Basic Concepts in Quantitative Analysis
Basic Concepts in Business Economics
credit hours (Mba)
Required Core Courses
ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting (Requisite: see Foundational Requirements. Self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)
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.)
MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems
General Finance Concentration Requirements
FINA 6332 - Futures and Options
FINA 6331 - Investments
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE
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.