Bachelor's to Master's Five-Year Degree
Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration
Bachelor's to Master's Five-Year Degree Program

The BA/MBA option is designed to allow Mills undergraduates, majoring in economics or other fields, to earn both a BA degree and an MBA degree in five years, with all requirements for the bachelor's degree completed during the first four years.

This program requires business-related work experience or an internship to be completed prior to or during the time in the program. Completion of the foundation course work and the required internship ensures that bachelor's to master's degree participants enter the program prepared for the graduate business curriculum.

Interested economics majors should discuss their plans with their major advisor no later than the beginning of their junior year to ensure that they have time to satisfy the foundation courses. Students majoring in other subjects should begin curricular planning in their sophomore year. Undergraduates are not eligible to take graduate courses in the MBA Program for credit towards their Mills BA degree.

To receive the MBA degree, students must complete the prerequisite foundation courses, the internship, the six (6) course graduate core curriculum, and four (4) graduate elective courses. The core and elective courses are to be taken at Mills. The residency requirement for 4+1 track students is two (2) semesters.

Core Curriculum

Students are required to take the following six core course credits:

MGMT 226 Management Information Systems (1)

MGMT 230 Marketing Management (1)

MGMT 232 Operations Management (1)

MGMT 234 Human Resources Management (1)

MGMT 244 Leadership and Ethics (1)

MGMT 290 Strategic Management (1)

Elective Curriculum

The electives provide an opportunity for students to deepen their general business knowledge or focus on one of five areas through a concentration: accounting, finance, marketing, nonprofit management, or socially responsible business. A concentration requires that the student take at least three electives approved for the concentration. Some elective courses may be crosslisted with other departments to benefit from their breadth of knowledge. (Not all elective courses are offered annually, as indicated with an asterisk.)

General Electives
Required: (4 semester course credits chosen from the following)

MGMT 202 Administrative Behavior (1)

MGMT 203 Organizational Theory (1)

MGMT 211 Money and Financial Institutions (1)

MGMT 212 Intermediate Financial Accounting (1)

MGMT 213 Individual Investment (1)

MGMT 218 Financial Derivatives (1)

MGMT 219 International Finance (1)

MGMT 221 Labor Economics*  (1)

MGMT 222 Law and Social Responsibility (1)

MGMT 223 Advertising and Social Media (1)

MGMT 224 Persuasive Communications (1)

MGMT 225 Simulation and Modeling in the Social and Policy Sciences (1)

MGMT 227 Negotiations (1)

MGMT 228 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (1)

MGMT 231 Marketing Strategy (1)

MGMT 233 Marketing Research (1)

MGMT 237 Public Sector Economics: The Economics of Government (1)

MGMT 238 Environmental Sustainability and Business (1)

MGMT 239 Urban Economics*  (1)

MGMT 240 Health Economics*  (1)

MGMT 246 Global Business Strategy* (1)

MGMT 253 Environmental Economics* (1)

MGMT 255 International Trade (1)

MGMT 260 Capital Markets, Real Estate, and Consulting (1)

MGMT 265 Cost Accounting (1)

MGMT 266 Tax Accounting (1)

MGMT 267 Auditing (1)

MGMT 270 Nonprofit Management (1)

MGMT 271 Strategic Philanthropy and Social Enterprise (1)

MGMT 272 Socially Responsible Business (1)

MGMT 274 Innovation in Business (1)

MGMT 275 Entrepreneurship (1)

MGMT 280 Topics in Business (1)

MGMT 282 Modeling and Data Analysis* (1)

MGMT 286 Business of Being an Artist* (1)

MGMT 288 Management Practicum (1)

Concentration Electives

Accounting electives (courses required to sit for CPA exam) include:

MGMT 212 Intermediate Financial Accounting (1)

MGMT 228 Governmental Accounting and Nonprofit Accounting (1)

MGMT 265 Cost Accounting (1)

MGMT 266 Tax Accounting (1)

MGMT 267 Auditing (1)

 

Finance electives include:

MGMT 211 Money and Financial Institutions (1)

MGMT 213 Individual Investment (1)

MGMT 218 Financial Derivatives (1)

MGMT 219 International Finance (1)

MGMT 260 Capital Markets, Real Estate, and Consulting (1)

MGMT 282 Modeling and Data Analysis (1)

 

Marketing electives include:

MGMT 223 Advertising and Social Media (1)

MGMT 231 Marketing Strategy (1)

MGMT 233 Marketing Research (1)

 

Nonprofit management electives include:

MGMT 228 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (1)

MGMT 270 Nonprofit Management (1)

MGMT 271 Strategic Philanthropy and Social Enterprise (1)

 

Socially Responsible Business electives include:

MGMT 222 Law and Social Responsibility (1)

MGMT 238 Environmental Sustainability and Business (1)

MGMT 253 Environmental Economics* (1)

MGMT 271 Strategic Philanthropy and Social Enterprise (1)

MGMT 272 Socially Responsible Business (1)

MGMT 274 Innovation in Business (1)

 

 

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