The dual degree programs allows business school students to efficiently complete both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as 4 ½ years. The current BBA and BSBA programs require successful completion of 120 credit hours. The MSF program will require successful completion of 30 credit hours in the dual degree program because BUS 640 Quantitative and Analytical Fundamentals far Finance (4 credit hours) is not required. Students graduating from UM's BBA and BSBA programs and matriculating directly into the MSF dual degree program will not require this course because the material is covered in their undergraduate programs.
To qualify for admission to the BBA/BSBA-MSF programs, a student must:
- Complete FIN 302 and receive a grade of B or higher (a B- in FIN 302 does not fulfill this requirement).
- Complete at least 96 credit hours of undergraduate courses with a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher.
- Apply to the program by the end of the semester in which the student completes 96 undergraduate credit hours. (Typically, application submission will be required by the end of the spring semester of a student's junior year.)
In the dual degree programs, a student must:
- Comply with all undergraduate degree requirements for a BBA major (undergraduate degree need not be in finance) for the BBA-MSF program or a BSBA major (undergraduate degree need not be in finance) for the BSBA-MSF program.
- Comply with all MSF degree requirements in the newly revised MSF curriculum effective Fall 2019 except for the BUS 640 (commonly known as the boot camp) waiver as described below .
- Enroll in a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours of courses per semester until the requirements of the student's selected undergraduate degree (BBA or BSBA degree) have been met.
- Enroll in a maximum of 6 graduate credit hours of courses per semester during the last two semesters of the student's selected undergraduate degree (BBA or BSBA degree) program. Typically, a student would enroll in 4 credit hours of graduate coursework per semester for a total of 8 graduate credit hours in the last two semesters (senior year).
- Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all undergraduate course work after enrolling in the BBA/BSBA-MSF program.
- Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on all graduate course work after enrolling in the BBA/BSBA-MSF program.
The individual BBA or BSBA degree requirements must be fulfilled as described in the University Bulletin.
In addition, during the last two semesters of the student's selected undergraduate degree (BBA or BSBA degree) program, a student may enroll in up to 6 graduate credit hours per semester selected from courses in the MSF curriculum with prior approval of the MSF Faculty Director. A student will typically enroll in four graduate courses worth a total 8 credit hours their last two semesters (senior year).
The MSF degree requirements must be fulfilled as described in the newly revised curriculum effective Fall 2019 in the University Bulletin with the exception that the BUS 640, Quantitative and Analytical Fundamentals for Finance, (4 credits; commonly known as the "boot camp" 4) requirement for the MSF degree will be waived for dual degree program students, thereby reducing the MSF degree required credit hours from 34 to 30.
Conferral of Undergraduate Degree and Withdrawal from Dual Degree Programs
Students will be awarded their undergraduate degree (BBA or BSBA) as usual upon completion of all standard undergraduate degree requirements. In addition, withdrawal from the dual degree program will not affect the award of the bachelor's degree.