Overview

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.  For specific information on each option, please see the graduate business bulletin page for BBA/BSBA-MSF Dual Degree Programs.

In the dual degree programs, a student must:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all undergraduate course work after enrolling in the BBA/BSBA-MSF program.
  6.  Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on all graduate course work after enrolling in the BBA/BSBA-MSF program.

Undergraduate Curriculum

The individual BBA or BSBA degree requirements must be fulfilled as described in the University Bulletin.

Admission Requirements

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.)

Requirements for Admission

The following is a list of the required conditions as well as the required documents for your application for admission.

  • Completed application for admission submitted through BusinessCAS
  • Academic transcript(s) -
    • An unofficial copy of your current transcript must be uploaded directly to BusinessCAS.
    • Academic transcripts from institutions outside of the United States must be verified by an approved international credentialing evaluation service such as World Education Services to confirm degree equivalency and GPA calculation.
  • Current resume outlining any professional and/or academic achievements
  • Personal statement (up to 600 words) and a short-essay response to the program-related question in BusinessCAS
  • A letter of recommendation (up to three allowed). Recommender contact(s) may be submitted through the BusinessCAS portal within the Program Materials section of the application.

We encourage candidates to upload unofficial transcripts and test scores with their BusinessCAS application in order to expedite the review of their file while official documents are processed.

QUESTIONS?

Connect with Miami Herbert Business School’s graduate enrollment advisors at (305) 284-2510 or by email at mba@miami.edu.

Curriculum Requirements

BBA/BSBA REQUIREMENTS 120
Refer to the program Bulletin page for more information on the BBA/BSBA requirements.
MSF IN FINANCE
Required Courses
ACC 672Advanced Financial Analysis2
BUS 610Communicating for Career Success2
FIN 643Quantitative Finance and Market Microstructure2
FIN 650Financial Investment2
FIN 652Fixed Income Securities2
FIN 660International Finance2
FIN 670Corporate Finance2
FIN 681Financial Institutions2
FIN 683Financial Modeling2
FIN 685Mathematics of Financial Derivatives2
FIN 686Psychology of Financial Markets and Financial Decision Making2
FIN 695Finance Internship2
or FIN 696 Finance Capstone Project
Electives6
Total Credit Hours150

Sample Plan of Study

This Sample Plan of Study represents one possible version of a Business student's plan for the four and one-half year BBA/BSBA-MSF dual degree program.  The individual student's plan may vary depending upon the initial placement into English Composition and mathematics. Moreover, numerous plan variations are possible if a student enters the University with advanced college credits, wishes to participate in study abroad, chooses a special program option, or selects additional majors or minors.

Students construct their individualized plans in collaboration with their assigned academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
Undergraduate Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Spring
Undergraduate Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
Undergraduate Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Spring
Undergraduate Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
Fall
Undergraduate Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Spring
Undergraduate Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
Fall
Undergraduate Courses 12
ACC 672 Advanced Financial Analysis 2
FIN 650 Financial Investment 2
 Credit Hours16
Spring
Undergraduate Courses 12
FIN 681 Financial Institutions 2
FIN 686 Psychology of Financial Markets and Financial Decision Making 2
 Credit Hours16
Summer
FIN 652 Fixed Income Securities 2
FIN 683 Financial Modeling 2
FIN 695 or 696 Finance Internship
or Finance Capstone Project
2
 Credit Hours6
Year One
Fall
Term One
BUS 610 Communicating for Career Success 2
FIN 643 Quantitative Finance and Market Microstructure 2
FIN 670 Corporate Finance 2
Elective 2
Term Two
FIN 660 International Finance 2
FIN 685 Mathematics of Financial Derivatives 2
Electives 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours150