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.
credit hours (BBS)
Professional Studies Requirement
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
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 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)
One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
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.)
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
BBS in Business Administration
ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
MANA 6310 - Leading Innovation
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. For accelerated students pursuing the inverted version of a program, 36 upper-level credit hours are not required.
As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 36 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
Basic Concepts in Accounting
Basic Concepts in Finance
Basic Concepts in Quantitative Analysis
Basic Concepts in Business Economics
credit hours (MBa)
MBA Core Curriculum
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.)
MANA 6333 - Managing Operations Technologies
MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L) (Must be taken in the last core semester in the program.)
MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems
Students may choose from the MBA concentrations listed below to take 12 hours in a specialized field:
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE
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.