2020-2021 Academic Catalog

B.S. in Business Administration to MBA

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Program Description

Cal U's B.S. in Business Administration degree builds a core understanding of business. Qualified undergraduate students in the Business Administration program may be eligible to participate in the accelerated B.S.-to-MBA program, which enables them to take graduate courses that apply to both their bachelor's degree and (thereafter) a MBA degree 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.-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 to 41
BUS 281  Management Science I 3
CDC 101  Public Speaking 3
ENG 101  Composition I 3
ENG 211  Business Writing I  OR  ENG 102  Composition II 3
MAT 181  College Algebra 3
MAT 225  Business Statistics 3
MIS 201  Management Info Sys 3
PSY 100  General Psychology 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
EMEL Course 3
Fine Arts Course 3
Health and Wellness Course 3
Humanities Course 3
Natural Science Course 3 to 4
Required Major Courses
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 3
MGT 300  Principles of Management 3
MKT 300  Principles of Marketing 3
Concentration Courses 21
CIS 120  Application Programming I 3
CIS 299  Systems Analysis I 3
MIS 321  Accounting Info Systems 3
MIS 375  Information Tech Ethics 3
MIS 385  Health Information Systems 3
MIS 401  Business-Driven MIS 3
MIS 421  Strategic Issues in MIS 3
Required Electives 9
MBA 700  Business Foundations 3
Select two 500-level or above ACC, BUS, ECO, ENP, FIN, HRM, MBA, MGT, MIS or MKT courses* 6
Undergraduate Free Electives 19-20
Total 120

*Required Electives List

Select six credits from the MBA required, concentration and business electives courses listed below:

MBA Required Courses (required for all concentrations)

  • MBA 720  Leading the Enterprise
  • MBA 730  Managerial Decision Making
  • MBA 740  Business, Government and Society
  • MBA 750  MBA Capstone

Concentration Courses

  • MBA: Accounting Concentration Courses
    • ACC 710  Financial Accounting
    • ACC 715  Advanced Federal Income Tax 
    • ACC 720  Advanced Financial Accounting 
    • ACC 730  Advanced Auditing 
  • MBA: Applied Economics Concentration Courses
    • ECO 710  Advanced Microeconomics 
    • ECO 720  Advanced Macroeconomics
    • ECO 730  Applied Econometric Analysis 
    • BUS 740  Forecasting and Predictive Modelling 
  • MBA: Business Analytics Concentration Courses
    • 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
  • MBA: Healthcare Management Concentration Courses
    • ECO 765  Health Economics and Policy
    • MGT 761  U.S. Health Care Policy 
    • MGT 763  Health Systems Management
    • MIS 766  Healthcare Informatics
  • MBA: Management Concentration Courses
    • MGT 710  Leadership Dynamics 
    • MGT 720  Leveraging Diversity 
    • MGT 730  Organizational Problem Solving 
    • MGT 740  Managing Projects 

MBA Business Electives 

  • ACC, BUS, ECO, ENP, FIN, HRM, MGT, MIS or MKT courses 500-level chosen in consultation with adviser (6 credits)

Program Notes

  • Students who complete dual undergraduate degrees, dual undergraduate majors or dual undergraduate business concentrations 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.
  • This curriculum applies to MBA concentrations in Accounting, Applied Economics, Business Analytics, Healthcare Management and Management.

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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