2021-2022 Academic Catalog

B.S.B.A. to MBA

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Program Description

Cal U's B.S.B.A. degrees build specialized knowledge in a variety of areas of business. Qualified undergraduate students majoring in the following at Cal U may be eligible to participate in the accelerated B.S.B.A.-to-MBA program outlined on this catalog page:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Interdisciplinary Studies in Business and Commerce (ISBC)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing

(Accounting majors should refer to a separate catalog page in this section for information about an accelerated B.S.B.A.-to-MBA option specific to their needs. The accelerated option is not available to students in the ISBC: Corporate Communication concentration.)

The accelerated B.S.B.A.-to-MBA program enables qualified undergraduate students to take graduate courses that apply to both their bachelor's degree and (thereafter) an MBA with a concentration in accounting, applied economics, business analytics, healthcare management or management. The MBA program at Cal U hones decision-making and leadership abilities while also building specialized knowledge in one of these concentration areas.  

Through the accelerated program, students can complete both degrees at Cal U with a total of 144 credits. 

Program Coordinator

Dr. Stephanie Adam


The following curriculum shows the requirements for completing the bachelor's degree under the accelerated B.S.B.A.-to-MBA program. Additional graduate-level courses are required to complete the master's degree; refer to the graduate academic catalog for these requirements.

Course Credits
General Education Courses 40 or 41
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
ENG 101  English Composition I
Public Speaking
CDC 101  Public Speaking
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
MAT 181  College Algebra
Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
Technological Literacy
MIS 201  Management Info Systems
Any Humanities Course
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
Any Natural Science Course
3 or 4
Social Sciences
PSY 100  General Psychology
General Education Options
  • Any Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Emphasis Course
  • ENG 211  Business Writing  OR  ENG 102  Composition II
  • MAT 225  Business Statistics
  • BUS 281  Management Science I
Business Core Courses 30
ACC 200  Financial Accounting 3
ACC 321  Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 242  Business Law I 3
BUS 499  Integrated Strategic Capstone 3
ECO 201  Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 202  Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FIN 301  Financial Management 3
MBA 710  Quantitative Analysis and Reasoning (replaces BUS 381) 3
MGT 300  Principles of Management 3
MKT 300  Principles of Marketing 3
Required Major Courses* 18
ACC, BUS, ECO, FIN, HRM, MGT, MIS or MKT courses 300 level or above not already included above; or ACC 491, BUS 492, ECO 492, FIN 491, MGT 492, MIS 492 or MKT 492
Related Electives** 9
MBA 700  Business Foundations 3
Select 6 credits from any ACC, BUS, ECO, ENP, FIN, HRM, MBA, MGT, MIS or MKT courses, 500 level or above  6
Required Minor/Certificate*** 12
Free Electives 10 to 11
Total 120

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): Any Special Experience Course
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): BUS 499 Integrated Strategic Capstone AND Any ECO, MGT or MKT Writing-Intensive Course
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): Any Laboratory Course

* Required Major Courses: Students may replace "Required Major Courses" with those from those from the curriculum of a B.S.B.A. in Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Interdisciplinary Studies in Business and Commerce, Management or Marketing.

** Related Electives: Select 6 credits from below as part of the B.S.B.A. program "Related Electives": 

  • MBA Required Courses
    • MBA 720  Leading the Enterprise
    • MBA 730  Managerial Decision Making
    • MBA 740  Business, Government and Society
    • MBA 750  MBA Capstone
  • MBA Concentration Courses
    • Option 1: Accounting
      • ACC 710  Financial Accounting
      • ACC 715  Advanced Federal Income Tax 
      • ACC 720  Advanced Financial Accounting 
      • ACC 730  Advanced Auditing 
    • Option 2: Applied Economics
      • ECO 710  Advanced Microeconomics
      • ECO 720  Advanced Macroeconomics
      • ECO 730  Applied Econometric Analysis 
      • BUS 740  Forecasting and Predictive Modelling 
    • Option 3: Business Analytics
      • BUS 710  Applied Data Analysis for Business 
      • MIS 720  Business Analytics for Big Data 
      • MIS 730  Decision Support Systems 
      • BUS 740  Forecasting and Predictive Modeling
    • Option 4: Healthcare Management
      • ECO 765  Health Economics and Policy
      • MGT 761  U.S. Health Care Policy 
      • MGT 763  Health Systems Management 
      • MIS 766  Healthcare Informatics
    • Option 5: Management
      • MGT 710  Leadership Dynamics
      • MGT 720  Leveraging Diversity 
      • MGT 730  Organizational Problem Solving 
      • MGT 740  Managing Projects
  • MBA Business Electives
    • Two ACC, BUS, ECO, ENP, FIN, HRM, MGT, MIS or MKT courses, 500 level or above, chosen in consultation with adviser (6 credits)

*** Required Minor/Certificate: Students select one of the following minors or certificates: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems or Marketing or the Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship or Certificate in Spanish for Business. Students may select a different minor or certificate, with the approval of their adviser.

These minors are 21 credits; however, 9 of these credits are required in the “Business Core Courses” above. The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate requires 15 credits; however, 3 credits are included in the major courses above."

Program Notes: Students who complete dual degrees or dual majors do not have to complete a minor or certificate. No more than 6 credits of any internship course may be applied to satisfy the major requirements. Additional internship credits may be applied to free electives. Students can apply for admission to the accelerated program after completing at least 60 credits.

Additional Requirements

Undergraduate students in the accelerated program may register for no more than 6 graduate credits in any one term, and in terms when a graduate course is registered, the student may not register for more than 18 total credits.

It is the student’s responsibility to apply and meet the qualifications of the graduate program portion of the accelerated program. Failure to follow through with enrollment in the accelerated graduate program will result in additional undergraduate credits to complete the bachelor’s degree, as outlined in the Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses policy.

Additional accelerated program requirements may be found at: https://www.calu.edu/inside/forms/_files/academic-affairs/accelerated-program-application.pdf

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