BBA in Management/MBA in Management

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Master of Business Administration in Management Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree is a 151.5 credit-hour program. Graduates will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration, both with an emphasis in Management. 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 to prepare students for future employment and leadership opportunities within both the profit and nonprofit sectors of business. The cost-effective 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.

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 Management

 

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 Management Concentration

21

ENTR 3301 - Principles of Entrepreneurship (S-L)
MANA 3303 - Principles of Organizational Behavior
MANA 4341 - Negotiations in Management
Four upper-level business electives (12 credit hours) from ACCT, ENTR, FINA, HOST, MANA, MRKT, or STIM excluding MANA 3302 and MANA 4342.

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Hours

6

MANA 6320 - Business Ethics
MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy (S-L)

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

0
2

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED

120

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

MBA FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

As the 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 MBA courses and are designed to specifically prepare non-business graduates for the requirements of the 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 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 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: 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 for Managers (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 Management Concentration Requirements

3

One additional course from other concentrations with Advisor approval.

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

31.5

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

151.5

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.

Students who enter DBU as transfer students may complete 51-58 hours of general studies requirements. Appropriate lower-level and/or upper-level electives may be required to ensure the minimum undergraduate degree requirement is met.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to course descriptions for course requisite.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Find course descriptions by category under the Undergraduate Course Descriptions OR Graduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.