Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program: BBA in Finance/MBA Finance

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The Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance Major - and the Master of Business Administration - Finance Concentration - Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's degree is a 150-hour program. Graduates will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration, both with an emphasis in Finance. The program is designed to equip and transform students to be servant leaders with the knowledge and skills to increase job security, to position themselves for advancement within their own organizations, and for future employment and leadership opportunities within both the profit and nonprofit sectors of business. The proposed accelerated program is for individuals who may be inspired to continue their educational journey to a master's degree while pursuing an undergraduate degree because it will give them a competitive advantage in the workplace, and is more cost effective to do so.

Degree Requirements for a BBA in Finance/MBA Finance Degree
Semester Hours
Developing A Christian Mind
  DCM 2301
  ECON 2301 and 2302
  ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 or 2302
Fine Arts
  FINE 1306 
Foundations for Excellence
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count towards these 15 credit hours).
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
  MATH 1307 and 1308 [eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite].
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
  One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.
  RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional credit hours depending on semester hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.
Social Sciences (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
  POLS 2301 American National Government required of all students.  An additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Psychology or Sociology.
  COMA 1302
Total General Studies
  *General Studies Requirements: Students may take any combination of lower level electives sufficient to complete 57 credit hour minimum for General Studies Requirements.
Business Core
  ACCT 2301, 2302; FINA 3301; MANA 3301(S-L), 3305, 3306, 3308, 4301, 4320; MISM 3301; and MRKT 3301
General Finance Concentration:

Required Courses BBA/MBA (18 hours):

ACCT 3301Intermediate Financial Accounting
FINA 3302Securities Analysis

FINA 3307Personal Financial Planning (S-L)
FINA 4302Advanced Topics in Corporate Financial Management
Two upper-level finance electives (6 credit hours) from FINA 3305, FINA 3308, and FINA 4301.*

Shared Courses BBA/MBA (12 hours):

FINA 6302Capital Markets and Institutions Entities

FINA 6321International Finance

FINA 6331Investments

FINA 6332Futures and Options

MBA Core Courses (24 hours):

ACCT 6321Managerial Accounting

FINA 6301Corporate Finance

MANA 6320Business Ethics

MANA 6302Quantitative Analysis for Managers

MANA 6310Leadership in Management

MISM 6314Management Information Systems

MRKT 6301Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)

MANA 6341Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)


Students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) as part of MANA 4320, Strategies and Problems.
Students will prepare for the exam through completion of the coursework of MANA 4320.

Permission to pursue the Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree: BBA/MBA


Students wishing to pursue the BBA/MBA finance program should file a Statement of Commitment during the spring semester of the junior year (after 75 semester hours) following completion of FINA 3301.


The Statement of Commitment must be signed by the undergraduate advisor, a full-time finance professor, the MBA Program Director, and the Dean of the College of Business.
- Students must apply to and be accepted in the MBA program at the completion of 90 semester hours (including current enrollment)

Permission to pursue the Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree: BBA/MBA finance program does not guarantee admission to graduate courses. Once students have completed 90 semester hours, they may apply for admission into Graduate School. Students may not enroll in 6000 level courses prior to admission by the Graduate School.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

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