This dual degree program takes advantage of course overlap between the MBA and MS-Finance curricula, and allows students to receive both degrees upon completion of 57-66 graduate credits. Students can reduce the total credits required if they have had acceptable prior courses equivalent to MBA core courses. Both the MBA and the MS-Finance are offered through evening courses targeted to full-time working professionals, and through online courses available to students worldwide.
Students who wish to pursue the dual MBA and MS-Finance must meet the entrance requirements of both programs.
MBA Core Courses (9 courses/27 credits)
Developing and Interpreting Financial Information
MBA Applied Integrated Management (4 courses/12 credits in three areas)
- International Business (3 credits): BE 583 The Global Economy: Crisis and Growth (no credit if you have already completed BE 580), FIN 655 International Financial Management, MKT 622 International Marketing, OB 610 International Dimensions of Management,or OM 571 Supply Chain Management
- Capstone (3 credits): BPS 535 Strategic Planning and Decision Making
- General AIM Courses (6 credits): BPS 585 Managing Strategic Innovation and Change, ACC 616 Corporate Actions and Reactions
MS-Finance Core Courses (3 courses/9 credits)
Investment Process, Analysis and Management or
MS-Finance Elective Courses (4 courses/12 credits)
- Complete AIM courses in at least 3 different disciplines
- Complete no more than 4 AIM, Concentration, and Elective courses (12 credits) in any one discipline
- Complete graduate business courses in at least 7 different disciplines
No single course may be counted toward more than one requirement or concentration in the dual degree program. Students in the MBA MS-Finance dual degree program may not earn the MBA investment or finance concentrations.
Course Waiver, Exemption and Transfer Credit
Students may waive most of the core courses (except BE 530, DS 520 and FIN 531) if they have completed equivalent courses in an AACSB business program and have earned at least a 3.2 post-60 GPA (that is, your GPA in courses taken after your first 60 undergraduate credit hours).
Students who do not meet these criteria may request to have their courses evaluated for waiver credit at the time of admission. Student must have earned a B or better in equivalent courses as a part of a degree program completed within the previous 7 years.
Student may be eligible for course waivers (up to six credits) or exemptions in the MS-Finance program. Course waivers or exemptions are granted based on the judgment of the program faculty.
Students who receive exemption(s) are required to replace the exempt credits with approved course(s) from all MS-Finance and Tax courses, ACC 600 level courses, and other graduate courses with approval of the MS-Finance Director. Students who receive an exemption from DS 520 are required to replace the DS 520 exempt credits with FIN or DS 570 or above DS course work.
Transfer credit for up to two graduate courses (up to six credits) can be applied to the program.