Integrated MBA Program

Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration to Master of Business Administration

This accelerated and integrated degree program provides students entering a BBA program, an expedited degree path to an MBA with up to 18 fewer credits than finishing separate BBA and MBA degree programs.

Program Overview

The Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration to Master of Business Administration (BBA to MBA) prepares graduates to manage and lead enterprises that create value for stakeholders in a dynamic, global business environment. 

As a student, you will:

  • Analyze and evaluate business functions and processes.
  • Evaluate and formulate effective domestic and global business strategies.
  • Integrate ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability in decision-making.
  • Identify, evaluate, communicate and implement effective leadership of a diverse workforce.  
  • Research, design and apply the innovation process from creativity to solution design and implementation.  

Requirements for Admission

Admission requirements include two phases, BBA admission and MBA admission during the student’s senior year:

Phase 1, BBA Admission:  Students interested in participating in the Accelerated BBA to MBA degree program must select this track during their undergraduate admission process so they will be identified as candidates for this degree program and advised accordingly.  Formal admission to MBA phase of the Accelerated BBA to MBA does not occur until the student attains senior status.   

Phase 2, MBA Admission:  Accelerated BBA to MBA candidates apply for formal admission to the MBA at the beginning of their senior year.  At this time, candidates for this program must demonstrate readiness to do graduate level work by satisfactorily fulfilling one of the following GPA admission options.


Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.


Graduate Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:

Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher

  • A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Two – GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, qualifying score on GRE, MAT or GMAT

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 400.
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): fulfill the formula GMAT + (GPA X 200) > 1000.

Option Three – An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution

Option Four – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio

  •   Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate.

BBA Requirements for the Accelerated BBA to MBA Degree

In addition to the University General Education requirements, the BBA portion of the Accelerated BBA to MBA requires the following components: 18 Lower-Division Core requirements; 24 Upper-Division Core requirements; 21 undergraduate electives; 6 Additional core requirements taken at the graduate level upon admission to graduate standing during the senior year; and a 3 Credit Capstone course. 


Lower Division Core (18 credits)

ACCU 201 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCU 202 Principles of Accounting II 3
CSCU 200 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing 3
ECNU 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECNU 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics 3
Total Credits 18


Upper Division Core (24 credits)

ACCU 360 Financial Statement Analysis 3
COMU 410 Organizational Communication 3
FINU 305 Business Finance 3
MGTU 301 Principles of Management 3
MGTU 310 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGTU 400 Global Environment of Business 3
MKTU 301 Principles of Marketing 3
OLCU 425 Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Organizations 3
Total Credits 24


Undergraduate Electives (21 credits)

BBA students have the opportunity to select an individualized set of electives from the following areas of study: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Organizational Communication, Organizational Leadership, Marketing, and Information Systems Management.  Alternatively, students may specialize by focusing on one of the above areas of study as an emphasis area.  See credit hour BBA in this catalog for a listing of emphasis areas.


Additional Core (6 credits)

Taken at graduate level upon admission to MBA during senior year.

BUSU 630 Business Process Analysis and Innovation 3
BUSU 650 Corporate Responsibility: Ethics and Sustainability 3
Total Credits 24


BBA Capstone (3 Credits) 

MGTU 410 Strategic management 3
Total Credits 3


Total BBA Credits in Accelerated BBA to MBA:  72   


Graduate Core (15 to 27 credits depending on waivers)

FINU 607 Finance Management 3
HRCU 600 Human Resource Foundations 3
MKTU 605 Marketing Management 3
OLCU 615 Leading Organizational Change 3
OLCU 632 Leadership and Innovation 3
OLCU 613 Seminar in Organizational Dynamics Waivable (3)
ACCU 602 Financial Reporting and Analysis Waivable (3)
BUSU 610 Data Analysis for Decision Making Waivable (3)
BUSU 620 Economic Analysis for Managers Waivable (3)
Total Credits 15 - 27


Graduate Electives (12 credits)

MBA students may select an individualized set of electives from the graduate courses listed in the following areas:  Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Public Administration, Health Administration, Human Resources, International Business, Organizational Leadership, Marketing, and Computer Science.  Instead of individualized electives, MBA students may specialize in one of the above areas of study as an emphasis area.


MBA Capstone (3 Credits) 

BUSU 640 Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage Capstone 3
Total Credits 3

All MBA core courses must be completed prior to enrolling in the MBA capstone course (one core course may be taken concurrently). 


Total MBA Credits in Accelerated BBA to MBA:  30 to 42 (depending on waivers)


Accelerated BBA to MBA for CPA Exam Preparation
Students interested in pursuing a CPA license with the State of California, beginning January 1st 2017, will need to complete a total of 150 credits. Prospective students who wish to qualify to sit for the CPA exam on an accelerated path may take General Education courses (48 credits), the Accelerated BBA program with an Accounting emphasis (72 credits), and the Accelerated MBA program with an Accounting emphasis (30 credits).

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