Academic Experience

The MBA-MSBA Dual Degree can be completed in 2.5 years and culminates in the completion of two graduate degree programs. Prospective applicants need to submit their graduate application to both programs. The program is open to students already accepted to the MBA Program, as well as potential students who have not yet applied to the University of Minnesota. Under this study plan, students begin their dual degree with the MBA program and they start MSBA coursework in the summer semester of year one. 

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Year One

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MBA 6108 Leading Self (0)
MBA 6030 Financial Acct (3)
MBA 6210 Marketing (3)
MBA 6220 Supply Chain & Operations (3)
MBA 6230 Finance (3)
MBA 6300 Strategic Management (3)
MBA 6120 Data Analysis & Statistics (3) *
MBA 6140 Managerial Economics (2)
Electives (2) - optional; SCO 6041 or MGMT 6084 recommended

*MBA 6120 waived for MBA/MSBA students based on the future completion of MSBA 6120

TOTAL CREDITS: min. 17 required, 19 recommended (MBA tuition band 12-20)

MBA 6110 Leading Others (2)
MBA 6108 Leading Self (1)
MBA 6240 Competing in Data-Driven World (2)
MBA Enterprise (4)
MBA 6315 Business Ethics (2)

Electives/Other Requirements (timing at student's choosing):
Global Requirement (int'l travel May/June or glocal course) (4)
Electives (6-12 cr) - SCO 6041 or MGMT 6084 recommended

**MBA 6240 Competing in Data-Driven World (2) waived based on future completion of MSBA 6250

TOTAL CREDITS: min. 19 required (MBA tuition band 12-20)

MSBA 6310 Programming and Application Development (3)
MSBA 6250 Analytics for Competitive Advantage (3)
MSBA 6120 Intro to Stats for Data Scientists (3)

* MBA 6030 Acct and MBA 6210 Marketing fulfilled through MBA coursework

Part-Time MBA internship (optional - not recommended)

TOTAL CREDITS: 9

Year Two

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MSBA 6230 Data Management, Databases & Data Warehousing (3)
MSBA 6330 Big Data Analytics (3)
MSBA 6410 Exploratory Data Analytics & Visualization (3)
MSBA 6420 Predictive Analytics (3)
MSBA 6355 Building & Managing Teams (1.5 credits)*

*MSBA 6345/6355 waived, if SCO 6041 Project Management (2) and MGMT 6084 Management of Teams (2) are completed earlier. Both electives typically offered in fall and spring semesters

TOTAL CREDITS: 12 (if 6355 waived)

MSBA 6430 Adv Issues in Business Analytics (3)
MSBA 6440 Data-Driven Experimentation & Measurement (3)
MSBA 6450 Modeling & Heuristics (3)
MSBA 6510 Business Analytics Lab Project (6)
MSBA 6345 Project Management of Analytics Projects (1.5 credits)*

TOTAL CREDITS: 15 (if 6345 waived)

MBA or MSBA-focused internship

Year Three

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Enterprise (4)
MBA 6112 Leading Orgs (1)

Electives/Other Requirements (timing at student's choosing):
Global Requirement (int'l travel Jan or glocal course) (4)
Electives (8-12)

MBA Tuition Band in 2nd Year (12-18 cr) Note: MBA Tuition rate may increase from 1st year of enrollment

TOTAL CREDITS: min. 17 required, tuition band 12-18

MBA credits = 52 minimum (64 required for regular degree completion)
MSBA credits = 36 minimum (45 required for regular degree completion)
Transfer credits = 21 credits between two programs

Transfer MSBA to MBA: 12 credits (MSBA 6120, MSBA 6250, MSBA 6510)
Transfer MBA ato MSBA: 6-10 credits (MBA 6030, MBA 6210, MGMT 6084 & SCO 6041)

MINIMUM CREDITS COMPLETED: 88-91, depending on MBA -> MSBA transfer

The commencement ceremony for both programs in May. Degree clearance for both programs in December or post-Global Program travel.

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