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        Customize your experience with a dual degree

        The Harbert College of Business offers you the opportunity to get a second master’s degree. Graduating with a dual degree will greatly increase your perceived value and earning potential among employers. Check out the information below to see details on the three available dual degree options. Your student services advisor can help you structure your elective choices and curriculum flow to allow you to earn a dual degree in as little as just one additional semester.

        Admission Requirements

        Please keep in mind that admission to one masters program does not guarantee admission into another masters program. In order to be considered for the dual degree options, you must meet the following admissions requirements:

        • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
        • GMAT (preferred) or GRE scores
        • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
        • Personal statement
        • Résumé
        • Two letters of recommendation

        Dual Degree Options

        • Master of Science in Finance

          Overview

          The MBA and the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) requires a total of 54 credit hours. With planning, you can choose to add a graduate certificate in addition to the master’s degrees.

          Required Coursework

          Core Courses:

          • BUSI 7116 Financial Analysis
          • BUSI 7126 Quantitative Decision Making
          • BUSI 7136 Strategic Analysis and the Competitive Environment
          • BUSI 7146 Organizational Leadership, Ethics, and Change
          • BUSI 7156 Operations Excellence
          • BUSI 7216 Marketing and Consumer Theory
          • BUSI 7226 Information Systems for the Competitive Advantage
          • BUSI 7236 Cost Analysis and Systems
          • BUSI 7316 Integrated Business Project and Case Analysis
          • FINC 7656 Applied Financial Management

          Electives:

          • 12 credit hours of graduate-level finance courses
          • 12 credit hours of graduate-level free elective courses from the College of Business

          Program Requirements

          In addition to completing the coursework listed, you will be required to take a compressive exam in your last semester. This cumulative exam is based on your finance coursework and can be taken at a distance.

          You will be required to take BUSI 7316 Integrated Business Project and Case Analysis (TRAC) near the end of the program. TRAC students work on a live case for a local, regional, national, or international client and present findings at the end of the semester. Please keep in mind that this course requires a three day on-campus residency.

        • Master of Science in Information Systems

          Overview

          The MBA and the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) requires a total of 54 credit hours. With planning, you can choose to add a graduate certificate in addition to the master’s degrees.

          Required Coursework

          Core Courses:

          • BUSI 7116 Financial Analysis
          • BUSI 7126 Quantitative Decision Making
          • BUSI 7136 Strategic Analysis and the Competitive Environment
          • BUSI 7146 Organizational Leadership, Ethics, and Change
          • BUSI 7156 Operations Excellence
          • BUSI 7216 Marketing and Consumer Theory
          • BUSI 7226 Information Systems for the Competitive Advantage
          • BUSI 7236 Cost Analysis and Systems
          • BUSI 7316 Integrated Business Project and Case Analysis
          • ISMN 7666 Information Systems Analysis and Design
          • ISMN 7836 Advanced Database Management
          • ISMN 7986 MIS Project

          Electives:

          • 18 credit hours of graduate-level information systems or business analytics courses

          Program Requirements

          In addition to completing the coursework listed, you will be required to complete a major project in your last semester. For this project, you will work with a faculty advisor on an approved topic and present it near the end of the semester. This project can be completed and presented at a distance.

          You will be required to take BUSI 7316 Integrated Business Project and Case Analysis (TRAC) near the end of the program. TRAC students work on a live case for a local, regional, national, or international client and present findings at the end of the semester. Please keep in mind that this course requires a three day on-campus residency.

        • Master of Industrial Systems Engineering

          Overview

          The MBA and the Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering (MISE) requires a total of 55 credit hours. This dual degree program is in partnership with the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. With planning, you can choose to add a graduate certificate in addition to the master’s degrees.

          Required Coursework

          Core Courses:

          • BUSI 7116 Financial Analysis
          • BUSI 7126 Quantitative Decision Making
          • BUSI 7136 Strategic Analysis and the Competitive Environment
          • BUSI 7146 Organizational Leadership, Ethics, and Change
          • BUSI 7156 Operations Excellence
          • BUSI 7216 Marketing and Consumer Theory
          • BUSI 7226 Information Systems for the Competitive Advantage
          • BUSI 7236 Cost Analysis and Systems
          • BUSI 7316 Integrated Business Project and Case Analysis
          • INSY 6606 Manufacturing Production Economics
          • INSY 7306 Advanced Engineering Statistics I
          • INSY 7426 Linear Programming and Network Flows
          • INSY 7956 Seminar

          Electives:

          • 15 credit hours of graduate-level industrial and systems engineering courses
          • 6 credit hours of graduate-level coursework approved by the MISE advisor

          Program Requirements

          In addition to completing the coursework listed, you will be required to take BUSI 7316 Integrated Business Project and Case Analysis (TRAC) near the end of the program. TRAC students work on a live case for a local, regional, national, or international client and present findings at the end of the semester. Please keep in mind that this course requires a three day on-campus residency.

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