Communication (B.A.) to M.B.A. Program

This pre-M.B.A. program allows advanced communication students to begin to pursue their M.B.A. degree while completing their undergraduate program. If students begin their graduate coursework while completing their undergraduate programs, they could earn their undergraduate and graduate degrees at an accelerated rate.

Communication students can supplement their undergraduate coursework with up to six credits of specified M.B.A. graduate courses. The M.B.A. courses would satisfy both graduate and undergraduate program requirements.  

Students would be allowed to enroll in up to four graduate-level M.B.A. courses while completing undergraduate coursework; however, only two of those courses (six credits) would be eligible for application to the undergraduate degree.  If students opt to take an additional two courses at the graduate level while completing the undergraduate degree, these courses would only apply to the graduate program requirements.  All four graduate courses would satisfy the M.B.A. program requirements. 

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the university's undergraduate admission requirements, students are permitted to submit an application and, if approved, take graduate M.B.A. courses if they have

  • at least 60 credits but no more than 90 credits and
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4.   

MBA Courses

MBA 511Management Foundations


MBA 512Accounting for Managers


MBA 515Management in Organizations


MBA 521Marketing Concepts and Practice