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Accelerated Tech MBA® Program

Earn a Bachelor's and an MBA in Five Years

Accelerate your education and get on the fast track to completing your MBA.  The Accelerated Tech MBA program will allow you to count up to 6 credits toward both a Bachelor’s degree in a variety of fields and an MBA.  This will allow you to earn both degrees in about ten semesters, or five years, with only 30 credit hours of study beyond what is required for your bachelor’s degree.

The Accelerated Tech MBA is designed for highly motivated students who wish to gain a competitive edge in industry with an advanced degree. There is a growing demand for business professionals and starting salaries for graduates with MBAs are 10–20 percent higher than those with only undergraduate degrees.

The accelerated master’s program can be completed in only one year of study beyond your bachelor’s degree. 

Accelerated Tech MBA Requirements

Admissions

  • All bachelor’s degree seeking students from Michigan Tech with a cumulative graduating GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to enter the Accelerated Tech MBA program.
  • Students with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher can apply for admission to the Accelerated Tech MBA program any time upon attaining junior class standing, but must apply prior to being awarded their bachelor’s degree.

  • Students already enrolled in a graduate program may not retroactively enroll in the Accelerated Tech MBA program.

  • The standard Graduate School and Tech MBA admissions process applies.
    • Two letters of reference
    • Resume
    • Transcripts (non-Michigan Tech only)
    • Student Statements
    • Prerequisite courses (Appendix B below)
  • Upon acceptance, each student must meet with the Tech MBA director and academic advisor to document the specific double-counted courses and allowed senior rule courses. 

Program Requirements

  • The Accelerated Tech MBA degree requires 36 credits of approved course work.

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for graduation.

  • All coursework must be completed within 5 years from admission to the Michigan Tech Graduate School and the Accelerated Tech MBA program.

  • Under Senior Rule, a student may take up to 12 credit hours of the credits toward the Accelerated Tech MBA degree while an undergraduate. Senior rule credits are independent of double-counted credits.

  • All double-counted courses applied to the Accelerated Tech MBA must have a grade of B or higher. See Appendix A for a list of courses that can double count.

Appendix A: Double-Counted Courses

Any two of the following courses can double count towards a Michigan Tech bachelor’s degree and the Accelerated Tech MBA program. Applicants may suggest other courses for double counting; the suggested courses will be evaluated and approved on a case-by-case basis.

Table 1: Suggested Courses

Undergraduate Course MBA Course
EC 3400: Economic Decision Analysis EC 5300: Managerial Economics
MEEM 4655: Production Planning BA 5610: Operations Management
MGT 3800: Entrepreneurship BA 5720: Entrepreneurial Ventures
MGT 4600: Managing Innovation and Technology BA 5740: Managing Innovation and Technology

Appendix B: Prerequisites Courses

Students should ensure that they complete two of the following prerequisite courses during their undergraduate study:

  • EC2001: Principles of Economics
  • AND one of the following statistics courses:
    • BUS 2100 - Business Statistics
    • BE 2110 - Statistical Methods for Biomedical Engineering
    • MA 2710 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis
    • MA 2720 - Statistical Methods
    • MA 3715 - Biostatistics
    • PSY 2720 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
    • CE 3710 - Uncertainty Analysis in Engineering
    • CM 3825 - Sampling, Statistics, and Instrumentation
    • MA 3710 - Engineering Statistics
    • MA 4760 - Mathematical Statistics I