Dual/Accelerated BBA to MS in Business Analytics
To be considered for admission to the program, the following must be satisfied:
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.000 overall;
- Completion of at least 60 credit hours of undergraduate study;
- Completion of four accounting/economics/entrepreneurship/finance/general business/human resource management/international business/information technology and MIS/management/marketing classes at the 300 level or above; and
- Admission recommendation from a member of the business school graduate faculty.
This dual/accelerated bachelor to master's program is designed to prepare qualified business school undergraduate students for graduate work in the Master of Science in business analytics at WSU through a coordinated program leading to both degrees. A student in the program will be allowed to enroll in courses for graduate credit while completing the requirements for a BBA. Once a student meets the admission criteria, they can apply for admission to the program.
The applicant should apply for admission to the program during the semester prior to the first semester in which the student intends to enroll in a course for graduate credit. Students admitted to the dual/accelerated program will be allowed to enroll in courses for graduate credit, including 800-level courses, prior to completing undergraduate degree requirements. At most, 9 credit hours may be joint degree hours — hours taken for graduate credit at the 700 level (or above) that are also applied to the bachelor’s degree. If this deviation is requested, joint degree hours may not include workshop courses, undergraduate core curriculum courses, cooperative education courses, or courses that are a prerequisite for the graduate program. A course taken for joint credit must be so identified at the time of enrollment in that course. Where courses specify different requirements for graduate and undergraduate students (500–799), the student must meet the requirements for graduate students to apply the course to graduate credit.
A student who has previously been admitted to a graduate degree program at Wichita State may not be admitted to the dual/accelerated program. After initial admission, continuation in the program requires a continuing WSU undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.000 and a GPA of at least 3.000 in courses taken for graduate credit.
Upon admission to the dual/accelerated program, the student is granted tentative admission to the Master of Science in business analytics program, pending award of the BBA degree. The student should outline a tentative plan of study in consultation with the MSBA program director.