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2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

4+1 B.A./B.S./M.B.A. Program

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Contact Information

M.B.A. Program Office
Phone: 401.865.2333
Location: Koffler Hall 116

The Program

The 4 + 1 B.A./B.S./M.B.A. Program is designed to allow an undergraduate student to continue study for an additional year upon completion of the undergraduate degree and receive the Master of Business Administration degree. The program is available to all undergraduate students, and those who are interested in the program should apply for admission during their junior undergraduate year. Admission is granted to those students who meet established M.B.A. graduate admissions criteria.

Criteria needed to apply to the program include an application form, application fee, official transcript of undergraduate courses taken to date, submission of GMAT score, two letters of recommendation, and a Statement of Objectives from the student for pursuing the M.B.A. degree. Upon receipt of the application materials, the M.B.A. graduate admissions committee will review the student’s application. Upon acceptance, relevant prerequisites must be completed before enrolling in graduate business cores. The master of business administration degree requires the completion of 12 graduate courses. Nine of the courses are core courses and the remaining three courses are elective courses.

Suggested Sequence

The following describes the sequence of activities for the 4 + 1 B.A./B.S./M.B.A. Program and lists the prerequisite and graduate courses for the M.B.A. degree:

Junior Year

Application to program
Completion of prerequisite courses
Notification of application outcome

Junior Summer

1-2 M.B.A. courses

Senior Fall Semester

Continued completion of prerequisite courses

Senior Winter Intersession

1 M.B.A. course

Senior Spring Semester

Continued completion of prerequisite courses

Senior Summer

1-2 M.B.A. courses

Graduate Fall Semester

3-4 M.B.A. courses

Winter Intersession

1 M.B.A. course

Graduate Spring Semester

3-4 M.B.A. courses

Graduate Summer

M.B.A. courses if needed

Prerequisite Courses:

Graduate Courses:

MBA 510 - Accounting & Decision-Making in Organizations
MBA 517 - Managing Information Resources
MBA 520 - Marketing Management in Competitive Environments
MBA 525 - Financial Management for Corporations
MBA 530 - Operations and Service Management
MBA 549 - Organizational Effectiveness through People and Teams
MBA 577 - Professional Ethics and Responsibility
MBA 594 - Real-Time/Real-World Experience: Business Internships 
MBA 600 - Strategic Management in a Global Business Environment

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