BBS in Business Administration/MBA

This 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 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 (BBS)

Professional Studies Requirement
PRST 3301 Lifelong Learning (S-L)

3

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

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

3

Choose one:

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1304 - Trigonometry

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1308 - Calculus for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

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

Religion

12

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

(If hours transferred at time of initial enrollment at DBU do not equal 60 or more hours, additional religion hours will be required.)

Social Science
POLS 2301  American National Government
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

6

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

48

BBS in Business Administration

 

Required Courses

30

ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
ENTR 3301 - Principles of Entrepreneurship (S-L)
FINA 3301 - Corporate Financial Management
MANA 3301 - Principles of Management (S-L)
MANA 3305 - Managerial Statistics
MANA 3308 - Business and Public Law
MANA 4320 - Strategy and Problems in Management
MRKT 3301 - Principles of Marketing

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

6

MANA 6310 - Leading Innovation
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics

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

15
21

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)

MBA Core Curriculum

25.5

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 and Modeling for Decision-Making (Requisite: see Foundational Requirements. Self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)

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)

MBA Concentration

12

Students may choose 12 hours from any of the MBA concentrations.

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

37.5

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

157.5

Students must successfully complete PRST 3301 within the first term.

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. 

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

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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