Combined Degree Programs
The Full-Time MBA Program offers two combined dual degree programs that allow students to leverage their MBA experience by pursuing an additional Master of Science degree in either Finance or Management Information Systems.
With either combined degree program, the application process is managed through your academic advisor after your arrival to our MBA program.
The MBA/MS-Finance program is a non-thesis degree program designed to produce managers with cutting-edge finance aptitude combined with traditional leadership and management skills from the MBA. Potential employment opportunities for graduates of this program include corporate consulting, project management, investing and commercial banking, corporate finance and real estate.
If you are interested in pursuing an MBA/MS–Finance, you will need to first alert the MBA academic advisor, then submit an application, updated resume and statement of purpose to the MBA Program.
The MBA/MS-Finance combined degree program requires 36 credit hours of coursework beyond those required for the MBA degree. At least 18 hours must be finance specific coursework.
Potential subjects of study include:
- Investment Management
- Analysis of Money and Capital Markets
- Funding New Ventures
- International Finance
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Derivative Securities
The remaining 18 credit hours can be fulfilled with certain elective courses. Information on approved elective courses and the curriculum structure can be obtained from your MBA advisor at the time you express interest in the program.
MBA/MS Management Information Systems (MIS)
The MBA/MS-MIS degree program produces graduates who are both business analysts and information system specialists. Graduates of the program possess the skills to meet challenges and opportunities created by rapidly evolving information technology. Potential employment opportunities for graduates of this program include corporate consulting, project management, IT consulting, financial systems administration and supply chain management.
If you are interested in pursuing an MBA/MS-MIS, you must first notify the MBA academic advisor, who will manage the approval of your request within the MBA program. Once approved to move forward, you must submit a letter of intent during spring of your first year that expresses your interest to the Director of the MS-MIS degree program.
The MBA/MS-MIS combined degree program requires 36 credit hours beyond MBA requirements. In addition, students with no previous programming coursework must complete INFO 601 (Fundamentals of Business Programing) as a prerequisite.
Required areas of study include:
- Information System Project Management and Implementation
- Business Database Systems
- Systems Analysis and Design
- Business Data Communications
- Corporate Information Planning
The remaining 21 credit hours can be fulfilled with your choice of elective courses. Elective areas of study include:
- Data Warehousing
- Information Technology in Supply Chain Management
- Customer Relationship Management Technologies
- E-Commerce Technologies
- Business Data Mining
- Logistics and Distribution Management
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Business Information Security
- Business Process Modeling
- Other approved courses outside of the department (6 credit hour maximum)