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Business Analytics, Combined B.S./M.S.

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The Combined BS/MS Business Analytics Program (BS/MS) is a combined bachelor/master degree program that provides high-achieving students an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time than would be required if the two degrees were done independently.  It is designed for students who are high academic achievers and creates an integrated learning experience along several knowledge paths.  The BS/MS program students will be able to earn their master’s degree by completing no more than 12 credits of graduate courses (MIS 5160, MIS 5460, MIS 5560 and MIS 5470) beyond the undergraduate MIS major requirements.

Students accepted for the BS/MS program must have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2.  Students may apply to the BS/MS Program and be offered deferred admission to the graduate program during their junior year. BS/MS applicants may request to waive the GMAT requirement.  To be eligible for the waiver, applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  To request a waiver, download, complete, and submit the Request to Waive GMAT Form.  This form is found under Supplemental Application, School of Business Administration.

It is important that students register for the 5000-level classes that are double counted in order to satisfy the electives requirement for the MIS major as well as get credit towards the BS/MS program. If students take only the 4000-level electives, those courses cannot be counted for the BS/MS degree.

Students offered deferred admission will remain classified as undergraduates until they have completed all undergraduate degree requirements.  At that time, students who have maintained an overall undergraduate GPA 3.2 and have earned a B or above in the double-counted graduate courses, will be reclassified as a graduate student through Graduate School.

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

To be eligible for the Business Analytics, Combined B.S./M.S. option, students must:

  1. Complete MIS 1000, MIS 3000, MIS 3050, MIS 3140, and MIS 4050
  2. Have a major GPA of 3.2 or above.
  3. Apply for and receive delayed admission in the M.S. program and thereby the substitution of graduate classes MIS 5160, MIS 5460, MIS 5560 and MIS 5470 in place of MIS 4060, MIS 4460, MIS 4560 and MIS 4470.
  4. Maintain a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA to completion of the degree in Management Information Systems, B.S., Specialization in Business Analytics.
  5. Students must receive formal delayed admission into the program prior to registering for MIS 5160, MIS 5460, MIS 5560 and MIS 5470.

For more information:

Contact Paul Trumbull at: trumbull@oakland.edu

For the full MS program requirements visit the Master of Science in Business Analytics website

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