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Dual Degree: Bachelors + Master of Business Administration (MBA)


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A Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business Bachelor’s to Master’s Dual Degree Program is available for qualified accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, and sport management students who are interested in earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. With this Program, students may be eligible to save on tuition for up to three graduate courses (9 credits). No more than nine credits of graduate courses applied to the bachelor’s degree may be counted also for graduate credit in an individual student’s program. Courses to be double-counted must be 500 level or above and must be passed with at least a “B-” grade. Where appropriate, graduate courses taken while an undergraduate may substitute as electives for courses required in the undergraduate major program. Individual study courses, internships, or courses given as credit by examination are not eligible. The credits to be double counted will be designated as applicable to the graduate program of study after the student receives the bachelor’s degree and matriculates in the Graduate School.

Students must apply for admission to the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business MBA or MSSM graduate programs and to the Bachelor’s to Master’s Dual Degree Program during the first semester of year three. Admitted students may begin taking graduate-level courses during their second semester of year three and year four. The bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are designed to blend seamlessly, giving students in the Bachelor’s to Master’s Dual Degree Program a powerful education in a shorter period of time.

Bachelor’s to Master’s Dual Degree Program Admission Requirements

  • Have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must maintain a 3.0 minimum GPA while in the Bachelor’s to Master’s Dual Degree Program
  • Minimum of 60 completed credits at time of application. Must have completed at least 75 credits to enroll in graduate courses.
  • Complete the Bachelor’s to Master’s Dual Degree Program Application. Please contact your undergraduate advisor for information about the application process and the link to the application.
  • Formal admissions to the Graduate School will require completion of all requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Application deadline for fall is June 1 and Spring deadline is December 1.

Qualified students in other majors may participate in the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business Bachelor’s to Master’s Dual Degree Program with persmission from the undergraduate dean or department chair and the graduate program director or assocaite dean.

Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business Dual Degree

The Mount’s business dual degree program provides the skills needed to advance your career and gain an edge in your field of study.

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science in Business, followed by 36 credits for the Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Sport Management.

Students earning 120 credit hours in a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, or Sport Management may also apply to the Dual Degree program.

The Dual Degree Program in Business is designed for students interested in advancing their career and gaining an edge in a field of study.

The dual degree program provides a 4+1 pathway to earning a B.S. in accounting, business, economics, entrepreneurship, or sport management, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree preparing you to apply your skills in the business world in the areas of accounting, finance, human resources, international business, management, marketing, sales, sport management, and more.

There are two phases to the Dual Degree program:

Phase I:  Students pursing the dual degree pathway will enroll at the MSMU Emmitsburg (main) campus to pursue their BS degree in business or one of the other business pathways, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, or sport management.  Completion of the BS degree requires a minimum of 120 credits and fulfilling the requirements of the both the core curriculum and major.

Accounting, B.S.  

Business, B.S.  

Economics, B.S.  

Entrepreneurship, B.S.  

Sport Management, B.S.  

In addition, students will use their B.S. degree electives to take pre-requisites for MBA courses, if not already part of the major: ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I (3) ,ACCT 102 Accounting Principles II (3) ,ECON 101 Foundations of Economics: Macroeconomics (3) ,ECON 102 Foundations of Economics: Microeconomics (3) , BUS 320 Statistics (3) , and BUS 360 Corporate Finance I (3) . Pre-requisites are not requirements for acceptance in the MBA program, but the pre-requisites listed (or equivalents) are needed to take specific courses needed to earn the MBA degree.

Students will apply for acceptance into the dual degree program during the fall semester of year three and begin phase II by transitioning into the MBA program during the second semester of year three and continuing in year four.

Phase II During the second half of year three or at the start of year four, students will complete major requirements for the BS and begin course work in the Master’s program.  Our flexible course format allows students on the main campus to attend graduate classes, held on our Emmitsburg or Frederick campuses, either in person, via web conferencing, or online.   Students begin taking only graduate courses in the summer between years four and five with all graduate course work offered either in person at our Emmitsburg or Frederick campuses, via web conferencing, or online.

 

Click for more Graduate Program Information.

 

Application Process and Timeline:

Students interested in pursuing dual degree will indicate their interest to their academic advisor prior to their third year.  Formal application to the program will occur during phase I, in fall of the 3rd year with an application deadline of December 1.  Eligible students will have a 3.0 or higher overall GPA and completed 75 credits by the end of the first semester of the third year.

To apply, visit https://msmary.edu/graduate-applications.html

*Students pursuing a Bachelor’s to Master’s Dual Degree Program and are planning to sit for the CPA exam, must ensure they have earned the required 150 credit hours necessary to sit for the state licensure exam. Verification that the state licensure body will accept double-counted credits is required.

Note


To earn a Bachelor of Science in Business, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Students applying to the MBA Dual Degree Program must have a GPA of 3.0 and are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the program. Students must also meet the credit requirement of 60 credits by the end of year two, 75 credits by the end of the first semester of year three and continue to meet the yearly credit requirements.

Sample Five Year Sequences


Accounting, B.S. and MBA Dual Degree Program

Business, B.S. and MBA Dual Degree Program

Economics, B.S. and MBA Dual Degree Program

Entrepreneurship, B.S. and MBA Dual Degree Program

Sport Management, B.S. and MBA Dual Degree Program


Accounting, B.S. and MBA Dual Degree Program

Freshman Year (Year One)

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

Elective (3)

World Languages (3)

ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I (3)  

ECON 101 Foundations of Economics: Macroeconomics (3)  

15 credits 

Spring Semester 

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

ACCT 102 Accounting Principles II (3)  

ECON 102 Foundations of Economics: Microeconomics (3)  

15 credits 

Sophomore Year (Year Two)

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: The Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

ACCT 201 Intermediate Accounting I (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester 

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3)  

Elective (3)

ACCT 202 Intermediate Accounting II (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Junior Year (Year Three)

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theatre (3)

GNSCI XXX Lab Science (4) (either semester)

ACCT 301 Cost Accounting (3)  

ACCT 310 Accounting Information Systems (3)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester 

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

BUS 360 Corporate Finance I (3)  

ACCT 303 Advanced Accounting I (3)  

BUS 516 Organization Theory and Management Practice (3)  

15 credits 

Senior Year (Year Four)

Fall Semester 

ACCT 405 Auditing (3)  

BUS 503 Financial Reporting and Control (3)  [Students must have completed undergraduate courses ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I (3)  and ACCT 102 Accounting Principles II (3) .] Discuss with your advisor.

BUS 320 Statistics (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester 

ACCT 401 Federal Income Tax (3)  

BUS 504 Global Business and Economics (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Year Five

Summer 1

MBA 505 Strategic Marketing (3)

Summer 2

MBA 506 Quantitative and Statistical Methods for Managers (3)

Fall 1

MBA 501 Management Skills Development (3)

MBA Elective (3)

Fall 2

MBA 509 Financial Analysis (3)

MBA Elective (3)

Spring 1

MBA 536 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)***

Spring 2

MBA 518 Management and Information Technology (3)

MBA 519 Strategic Analysis and Integrated Decision Making (3)**

 

NOTE: Accounting majors are encouraged to pursue a second area of study. For example, an accounting major may pursue a major or minor in data or business analytics, gain fluency in a foreign language, earn a communication major or minor, or a major or minor in criminal justice.

Discuss study Programs with your advisor.

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Business, B.S. and MBA Dual Degree Program

Freshman Year

Fall Semester (Year One)

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

BUS 250 Introduction to Business and Decision Making (3)  

ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I (3)  

ECON 101 Foundations of Economics: Macroeconomics (3)  

15 credits

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

World Language II (3)

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

ACCT 102 Accounting Principles II (3)  

ECON 102 Foundations of Economics: Microeconomics (3)  

15 credits

Sophomore Year (Year Two)

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: The Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

BUS 307 Business Management and Organization (3)  

Elective (3)

BUS 225 Technology Skills for Business (1)  

16 credits

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3)  

BUS 201 Business Law I (3)  

BUS 311 Information Systems (3)  

BUS 313 Principles of Marketing (3)  

15 credits

Junior Year (Year Three)

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theater (3)

GNSCI 1XX Lab Science (4) (either semester)

BUS 320 Statistics (3)  

ECON 360 Global Business and Economics (3)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics & The Human Good (3)

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

BUS 344 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)  

BUS 360 Corporate Finance I (3)  

BUS 516 Organization Theory and Management Practice (3)  

15 credits

Senior Year (Year Four)

Fall Semester

BUS 400 Business in Society: Leadership, Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)  

BUS 503 Financial Reporting and Control (3)  [Students must have completed undergraduate courses ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I (3)  and ACCT 102 Accounting Principles II (3) ]

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Spring Semester

BUS 404 Business Policy (3)  (fall or spring)~

BUS XXX Cases Courses (3)*

BUS 504 Global Business and Economics (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Students may elect to pursue concentrations in Finance, International Business and Economics, Management, and/or Marketing.

~It is recommended that students take BUS 400 Business in Society: Leadership, Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)   and BUS 404 Business Policy (3)  in alternative semesters (in either order); BUS 400 Business in Society: Leadership, Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)  and BUS 404 Business Policy (3)  must be taken in the senior year.

* Case courses are: BUS 454 Human Resources Management: Cases (3) , BUS 453 Corporate Finance II: Cases (3) ,BUS 455 Marketing Strategy: Cases (3) ,or BUS 460 International Management: Cases (3) .

 

NOTE: All required Business courses are offered in both fall and spring semesters.

Year Five

Summer 1

MBA 505 Strategic Marketing (3)

Summer 2

MBA 506 Quantitative and Statistical Methods for Managers (3)

Fall 1

MBA 501 Management Skills Development (3)

MBA Elective (3)

Fall 2

MBA 509 Financial Analysis (3)

MBA Elective (3)

Spring 1

MBA536 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (3) ***

Spring 2

MBA 518 Management and Information Technology (3)

MBA 519 Strategic Analysis and Intergrated Decision Making (3) **

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Economics, B.S. and MBA Dual Degree Program

Freshman Year (Year One)

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

Elective (3)

World Languages (3)

ECON 101 Foundations of Economics: Macroeconomics (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

ECON 102 Foundations of Economics: Microeconomics (3)  

ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I (3)  

15 credits 

Sophomore Year (Year Two)

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: The Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

ECON 212 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)  

ACCT 102 Accounting Principles II (3)  

15 credits 

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3)  

BUS 320 Statistics (3)  

ECON 205 History of Economic Thought (3)  

ECON 211 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3)  

15 credits 

Junior Year (Year Three)

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit/Art/Music/Theatre (3)

GNSCI 1XX Laboratory Science (4) (either semester)

ECON XXX Economics Elective (3)

ECON XXX Economics Elective (3)

16 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics & The Human Good (3)

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

ECON 402 Applied Economic Analysis (3)   **

ECON XXX Economics Elective (3)

BUS 516 Organization Theory and Management Practice (3)  

15 credits 

Senior Year (Year Four)

Fall Semester 

ECON 403 Econometrics (3)  

BUS 503 Financial Reporting and Control (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

ECON XXX Economics Elective (3)

BUS 504 Global Business and Economics (3)  

BUS 360 Corporate Finance I (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Year Five

Summer 1

MBA 505 Strategic Marketing (3)

Summer 2

MBA 506 Quantitative and Statistical Methods for Managers (3)

Fall 1

MBA 501 Management Skills Development (3)

MBA Elective (3)

Fall 2

MBA 509 Financial Analysis (3)

MBA Elective (3)

Spring 1

MBA 536 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)***

Spring 2

MBA 518 Management and Information Technology (3)

MBA 519 Strategic Analysis and Integrated Decision Making (3)**

** Please note that ECON 402 Applied Economic Analysis (3)  is offered in Spring of even years, and ECON 403 Econometrics (3)  is offered in Fall of even years-students should plan to take these in either junior or senior year.

*Students may substitute up to two electives with a prefix other than ECON with prior permission from the Assoc. Dean of Undergraduate Business Studies.

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Entrepreneurship, B.S. and MBA Dual Degree Program

Freshman Year (Year One)

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

Foundations in Social Science (3)

World Languages I (3)

ESHIP 101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

ESHIP XXX Entrepreneurship Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Sophomore Year (Year Two)

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: The Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

BUS 250 Introduction to Business and Decision Making (3)  

ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I (3)  

15 credits 

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3)  

BUS 313 Principles of Marketing (3)  

ESHIP 310 Financial Management for Entrepreneurs and Small Business (3)  

ACCT 102 Accounting Principles II (3)  

15 credits 

Junior Year (Year Three)

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

 XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit/Art/Music/Theater (3)

GNSCI 1XXX Laboratory Sciences (4) (either semester)

ESHIP 320 Design Thinking (3)  

BUS 260 Business Communication (3)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

ECON 101 Foundations of Economics: Macroeconomics (3)  

ESHIP 498 Entrepreneurship Practicum (3)  

BUS 516 Organization Theory and Management Practice (3)  

15 credits 

Senior Year (Year Four)

Fall Semester 

BUS 201 Business Law I (3)  

ESHIP 410 Business Plan Design and Delivery (3)  

ESHIP XXX Entreprenurship Elective (3)

BUS 503 Financial Reporting and Control (3)  

ECON 102 Foundations of Economics: Microeconomics (3)  

15 credits 

Spring Semester

BUS 400 Business in Society: Leadership, Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)  

COMM 190 Public Speaking (3)  

ESHIP XXX Entreprenurship Elective (3)

BUS 504 Global Business and Economics (3)  

BUS 320 Statistics (3)  

15 credits 

Year Five

Summer 1

MBA 505 Strategic Marketing (3)

Summer 2

MBA 506 Quantitative and Statistical Methods for Managers (3)

Fall 1

MBA 501 Management Skills Development (3)

MBA Elective (3)

Fall 2

MBA 509 Financial Analysis (3)

MBA Elective (3)

Spring 1

MBA 536 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)***

Spring 2

MBA 518 Management and Information Technology (3)

MBA 519 Strategic Analysis and Integrated Decision Making (3)**

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Sport Management, B.S. and MBA Dual Degree Program

Freshman Year (Year One)

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

BUS 127 Introduction to Sport Management (3)  

ECON 101 Foundations of Economics: Macroeconomics (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

World Languages II (3)

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

BUS 250 Introduction to Business and Decision Making (3)  

ECON 102 Foundations of Economics: Microeconomics (3)  

15 credits 

Sophomore Year (Year Two)

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: The Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

BUS 307 Business Management and Organization (3)  

ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I (3)  

BUS 225 Technology Skills for Business (1)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3)  

BUS 260 Business Communication (3)  

BUS 313 Principles of Marketing (3)  

ACCT 102 Accounting Principles II (3)  

15 credits 

Junior Year (Year Three)

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

 XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit/Art/Music/Theater (3)

BUS 329 Business and Economics of Sports (3)  

BUS 335 Sport Law (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3) (Choose one)

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

GNSCI 1XX Laboratory Sciences (4)

BUS 360 Corporate Finance I (3)  

BUS 516 Organization Theory and Management Practice (3)  

16 credits 

Senior Year (Year Four)

Fall Semester 

BUS 440 Ethics in Sport Management (3)  

BUS 480 Internship (1-12)  

BUS 503 Financial Reporting and Control (3)  

BUS 320 Statistics (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

BUS 441 Sport Management Policy (3)  

BUS XXX Sport Management Elective (3)

BUS 504 Global Business and Economics (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Year Five

Summer 1

MBA 505 Strategic Marketing (3)

Summer 2

MBA 506 Quantitative and Statistical Methods for Managers (3)

Fall 1

MBA 501 Management Skills Development (3)

MBA Elective (3)

Fall 2

MBA 509 Financial Analysis (3)

MBA Elective (3)

Spring 1

MBA 536 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)***

Spring 2

MBA 518 Management and Information Technology (3)

MBA 519 Strategic Analysis and Integrated Decision Making (3)**

 

NOTE: The required 3 credit internship BUS 480 Internship (1-12)  can be completed during the fall, spring, or summer.

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