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Master of Business Administration Combined Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in  Engineering/Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Communications/Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Factors/Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies/Master of Business Administration

Introduction

The combined program options allow exceptional students to complete a baccalaureate degree (B.S.) in either Engineering, Interdisciplinary Studies, Communication, or Human Factors, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). The objective of these degrees is to provide the opportunity for students to build a well-rounded undergraduate education and then further prepare themselves as professional managers in the aviation/aerospace industry.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in pursuing one of these five-year programs must:

  • Maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA throughout the undergraduate course of study.
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout the graduate course of study.
  • Take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)* during their junior year, earning a score at least at the 50th percentile, and apply for admission to the program through the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Complete a minimum of 100 credit hours, including the required Business Administration minor courses, before enrollment in the Business Administration graduate transition classes is allowed.

Students should review the undergraduate degree program sections for the recommended course of study and program requirements.

*The GMAT requirement may be waived by the Graduate Program Coordinator for exceptional students.

Engineering/MBA - Suggested Course of Study

This program does not require any courses in Business Administration to be completed prior to application. Entry in this program will be approved by the College of Business late in the student’s junior year after the GMAT and other required admission processes are complete. The student will then take the MBA transition courses in place of the third/fourth year technical electives listed in the AE program.

Aerospace Engineering/MBA

Business Administration Transition
Year Three (Astronautics Option)
Technical Elective
BA 511Operations Research3
Year Four (Aeronautics Option)
Technical Electives
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
Year Four (Astronautics Option)
Technical Electives
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
Year Four (Aerospace Propulsion Option)
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
Year Five
Students must fulfill the required MBA core classes listed below and any remaining courses from the transitional period that have not been completed:
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Specified Electives12
Total Degree Credits156

Civil Engineering/MBA

Business Administration Transition
Year Four
Technical or Social-Science Upper-Level Electives
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
or BA 520 Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation
Year Five
Students must fulfill the required MBA core classes listed below and any remaining courses from the transitional period that have not been completed:
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Specified Electives12
Total Degree Credits155

Computer Science/MBA

Business Administration Transition
Year Four
Electives
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
or BA 520 Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation
Year Five
Students must fulfill the required MBA core classes listed below and any remaining courses from the transitional period that have not been completed:
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Specified Electives12
Total Degree Credits147-149

Computer Engineering/MBA

Business Administration Transition
Year Four
Specified Electives
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
or BA 520 Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation
Year Five
Students must fulfill the required MBA core classes listed below and any remaining courses from the transitional period that have not been completed:
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Specified Electives12
Total Degree Credits154

Electrical Engineering/MBA

Business Administration Transition
Year Four
Specified Electives
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
or BA 520 Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation
Year Five
Students must fulfill the required MBA core classes listed below and any remaining courses from the transitional period that have not been completed:
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Specified Electives12
Total Degree Credits156

Mechanical Engineering/MBA

Business Administration Transition
Year Four
Technical Electives
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
Year Five
Students must fulfill the required MBA core classes listed below and any remaining courses from the transitional period that have not been completed:
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Specified Electives12
Total Degree Credits155

Software Engineering/MBA

Business Administration Transition
Year Four
Specified Electives
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
or BA 520 Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation
Year Five
Students must fulfill the required MBA core classes listed below and any remaining courses from the transitional period that have not been completed:
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Specified Electives12
Total Degree Credits154

Communication/MBA

Suggested Course of Study

The Business Administration minor must be selected as the minor field of study to prepare the student for this degree option. Entry in this program will be approved by the College of Business late in the student’s junior year after the GMAT and other required admission processes are complete. The undergraduate course options shown below are the recommended classes for students to prepare for this degree option. The BA transition courses listed are to be taken in place of the open electives noted in the B.S. in Communication undergraduate degree plan. Not following the suggested course of study will require the student to take additional courses to prepare for the MBA.

Mathematics
MA 111College Mathematics for Aviation I3
MA 222Business Statistics3
Social Sciences
EC 210Microeconomics3
EC 211Macroeconomics (or Lower- Level Social Sciences)3
Minor in Business Administration
BA 210Financial Accounting3
BA 220Marketing3
BA 230Advanced Computer Based Systems3
BA 332Corporate Finance I3
Open Electives
One class MUST be:
BA 201Principles of Management3
Business Administration Transition
Nine credits are required from the list below:
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
Year Five
Students must fulfill the required MBA core classes listed below and any remaining courses from the transitional period that have not been completed:
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Specified Electives12
Total Degree Credits **144
**

There may be additional hours if the recommendations above are not followed or if an additional minor is taken.

If the student chooses to leave the program before the completion of the MBA program and has acquired the minimal hours required for graduation with the BS in Communication, any MBA transition courses used to meet graduation requirements will be noted as undergraduate courses for the purpose of graduation.

Homeland Security/MBA

Suggested Course of Study

The Business Administration undergraduate and transition classes recommend in the outline below are taken in place of one of the areas of concentration within the BS in Homeland Security program to prepare the student for this degree option. Entry in this program will be approved by the College of Business late in the student's junior year after the GMAT and other required admission processes are complete. Not following the suggested course of study will require the student to take additional courses to prepare of the MBA.

Mathematics
MA 111College Mathematics for Aviation I3
or MA 120 Quantitative Methods I
MA 112College Mathematics for Aviation II3
or MA 220 Quantitative Methods II
Social Sciences - Lower Level
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology3
Humanities/Social Sciences - Lower or Upper Level
EC 210Microeconomics3
Business Administration Coures 1
BA 201Principles of Management3
BA 210Financial Accounting3
BA 220Marketing3
BA 332Corporate Finance I3
Business Administration Transition 2
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
Year 5
Students must fulfill the required MBA core classes listed below and any remaining courses from the transitional period that have not been completed
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Specifiedl Electives12
Total Degree Credits151
1

 These 12 credits are taken in lieu of one BSHS 15-credit minor/cohesive block.

2

 Any of these courses can be taken in lieu of the BSHS "Any 300/400 course" elective

If the student chooses to leave the program before the completion of the MBA program and has acquired the minimal hours required for graduation with the B.S. in Homeland Security, and MBA transition courses used to meet graduation requirements will be noted as undergraduate courses for the purpose of graduation.

Human Factors/MBA

Suggested Course of Study

The Business Administration undergraduate and transition classes recommended in the outline below are taken in place of the open electives within the BS in Human Factors Psychology to prepare the student for this degree option. Entry in this program will be approved by the College of Business late in the student’s junior year after the GMAT and other required admission processes are complete. Not following the suggested course of study will require the student to take additional courses to prepare for the MBA.

Human Factors/MBA

Mathematics
MA 111College Mathematics for Aviation I3
MA 112College Mathematics for Aviation II3
Social Sciences
One class must be:
EC 210Microeconomics3
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology3
Specified Electives15
One course MUST be:
PSY 340Industrial-Organizational Psychology *3
Business Administration Courses
(In place of open elective courses)
BA 210Financial Accounting3
BA 220Marketing3
BA 332Corporate Finance I3
Business Administration Transition
Nine credits are required from the list below:
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
Year Five
Students must fulfill the required MBA core classes listed below and any remaining courses from the transitional period that have not been completed:
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Specified Electives12
Total Degree Credits147
*

PSY 340 taken in lieu of BA 201

If the student chooses to leave the program before the completion of the MBA program and has acquired the minimal hours required for graduation with the B.S. in Human Factors Psychology, any MBA transition courses used to meet graduation requirements will be noted as undergraduate courses for the purpose of graduation.

Interdisciplinary Studies/MBA

Suggested Course of Study

The Business Administration minor must be selected as one of the three minor fields of study to prepare the student for this degree option. Entry in this program will be approved by the College of Business late in the student’s junior year after the GMAT and other required admission processes are complete. The undergraduate course options shown below are the recommended classes for students to prepare for this degree option. Not following the suggested course of study will require the student to take additional courses to prepare for the MBA.

Mathematics
MA 111College Mathematics for Aviation I3
MA 222Business Statistics3
Social Sciences
EC 210Microeconomics3
EC 211Macroeconomics3
or EC 200 An Economic Survey
Select one of the following:3
World History
U.S. History
History of Aviation in America
Introduction to Psychology
Two Minor Courses of Study
Minor requirements are based on the catalog of the declaring year; must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher in each minor38-40
Minor in Business Administration
BA 210Financial Accounting3
BA 220Marketing3
BA 332Corporate Finance I3
Business Administration Transition
Nine credits are required from the list below.
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
Year Five
Students must fulfill the required MBA core classes listed below and any remaining courses from the transitional courses that have not been completed.
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Specified Electives12
Total Degree Credits144
**

More hours may be required if the recommendations above are not followed and due to hours required in the additional minors selected.

If the student chooses to leave the program before the completion of the MBA program and has acquired the minimal hours required for graduation with the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, any MBA transition courses used to meet graduation requirements will be noted as undergraduate courses for the purpose of graduation.