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Albers School of Business and Economics

Professional MBA - Master of Science in Business Analytics Joint Degree

Students can obtain both a Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) and Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) concurrently and earn both degrees using fewer credit hours than if the degrees were pursued separately. Students in this program will receive the PMBA degree taking 45 credit hours of unique PMBA courses instead of the normal 54, and will receive the MSBA degree taking 36 credit hours of unique MSBA courses instead of the normal 45. Total credit hours for both degrees is 81, excluding prerequisites. Students must complete all prerequisites for both programs.

For the PMBA, students can use nine credit hours of MSBA core courses as electives in the PMBA program, or substitute MBA 5500 for MGMT 5200 and use six credit hours of PMBA electives toward the requirements for their MSBA electives. For the MSBA, students can use nine credit hours of approved PMBA electives toward the requirements in their MSBA elective concentration options. Students participating in this program must meet the admissions standards of both degree programs and must be admitted into the second program before completing at least 75 percent of the first degree program they enroll in.