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 Global Marketing, OB 610 International Dimensions of Management, OM 571 Supply Chain Management
- Capstone (3 credits): BPS 535 Strategic Planning and Decision Making
- General AIM Courses (6 credits) from: ACC 616 Corporate Actions and Reactions, BA 605 Managerial Decision Making, BPS 585 Managing Strategic Innovation and Change
MS-Finance Core Courses (3 courses/9 credits)
Topics in Corporate Finance
Choose one of the following:
Financial Statement Analysis
MS-Finance Electives (4 courses/12 credits, including at least 3 courses/9 credits in FIN)
Up to three credits of Business Internship (BI 500 or BI 560) may count as elective credits at the discretion of the program faculty.
MBA Electives (2 courses/6 credits) or Optional Concentration (3 courses/9 credits)
Tailor the degree to your own interests with an optional MBA concentration in Accounting, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, or Taxation. (Students in the dual-degree program may not earn the MBA Investment or Finance concentrations.)
Alternatively, you may elect courses from our extensive list of graduate business courses.
- 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.
Course Waivers, Exemptions and Transfer Credit
Students may waive ACC 505, BPS 516, MIS 525, MKT 515, OB 510 or OM 521 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. Students must have earned a B or better in equivalent courses as a part of a degree program completed within the previous 7 years.
Previous coursework deemed substantially similar to BE 530, DS 520 or FIN 531 may qualify to exempt students from those courses. Exemptions from DS 520 must be replaced with FIN courses or DS courses at the level of 570 or above. Exemptions for BE 530 or FIN 531 must be replaced with courses from FIN, TAX, 600-level ACC courses, or other graduate courses with approval.
Regardless of waiver and exemption credits granted, students must earn at least 57 credits in the dual-degree program.
In addition, up to 6 transfer credits for equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not previously been counted toward a degree.
Exemptions and transfer credit are granted at the discretion of the program faculty.