School of Business

4+1 Accelerated Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Pathway in Technology Management and MBA

The 4+1 in Technology Management and MBA program allows interested and qualified students to complete a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in five years. Generally, students in 4+1 programs focus on their bachelor’s degree requirements during their first three years, a mix of bachelor’s and master's requirements in the fourth year, and only master's requirements in the fifth year. Each degree is awarded once the specific degree requirements are successfully met.

Program Requirements

Please see the Technology Management bachelor of science degree section for the undergraduate requirements. The MBA program is comprised of 27 credit hours of core courses and 9 credit hours of elective courses. In addition, up to 15 credit hours of foundation courses may be required.

Students in the 4+1 program are required to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher after 90 credit hours of undergraduate coursework to remain in good standing and be allowed to continue in the 4+1 program. Enrollment in 600-level MBA courses may only occur in a student's final semester of undergraduate coursework.

 MBA Foundation Requirements (minimum grade C (2.0) in each):   Fulfilled by (minimum grade C (2.0) in each):
 MBA 501 Economic Analysis  ECO 101 Macroeconomics & ECO 102 Microeconomics
 MBA 502 Concepts of Accounting    ACC 110 Financial Accounting & ACC 211 Managerial Accounting
 MBA 504 Probability and Statistics for Business Decision Making  MAT 120 Intro to Statistics
 MBA 505 Financial Management     FIN 320 Basic Financial Management (Cluster)
 EDU 671 Organizational Behavior  BUS 340 Managing Organizational Behavior (Cluster)

MBA Core Requirements (27 credits): 

ACC 630 Accounting Systems Management
MBA 611 Introduction to Organizational Change
MBA 612 International Business
MBA 615 Ethical and Legal Issues in Business
Core Finance Area - select one:
     MBA 623 Financial Engineering
     MBA 625 International Finance
     MBA 626 Strategic Valuation
     MBA 627 Investment Management
     MBA 629 Financial Modeling
MBA 660 Managerial Marketing
MBA 672 Supply Chain Management
MBA 674 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
MBA 698 The Practicum

Electives (nine credits; select three courses)
Courses used to fulfill core requirements above may not be used to fulfill elective choices. Students may elect a concentration in one (or more) of six areas: accounting, business analytics, engineering, finance, health management and policy, or sustainability. Please refer to the MBA program for the list of elective options and concentration courses.

Admission Information

Students may apply to the 4+1 program directly from high school or anytime after the end of their first semester of undergraduate studies. Students entering directly from high school need an S.A.T. combined score of 1800 or higher. Students currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at USM may enter the 4+1 program by meeting the regular MBA admission criteria of a formula score of 1100 or higher with a minimum GMAT score of 500. (The formula is: undergraduate grade point average x 200, plus the GMAT total score.)