Master of Arts in Higher Education and Master of Business Administration Dual-Degree Program Requirements
The program is designed so that all requirements for both degrees are completed in two-and-a-half to three years and both degrees are then awarded simultaneously.
The master of arts in higher education requires 21 hours of coursework, including:
- Core curriculum (6 credits)
- Concentration courses (12 credits)
- Administrative Practicum (3 credits)
Business administration (45 credits) made up of:
- Roughly 30 credit-hour master of business administration core (no credit is awarded for business administration core courses successfully waived: credit must be earned with business electives)
- Roughly 15 elective hours in business administration
- Master of business administration communication requirement
At least 66 total credit hours are required for the dual-degree program.
At least three terms of full-time enrollment must be completed in business administration. Full-time enrollment is defined as 9 credit hours or more of coursework per term. Review the Stephen M. Ross School of Business website for more information regarding master of business administration courses and requirements.
The dual program may begin with studies in either school. However, because of the sequenced nature of the core courses in the master of business administration program, most students will find it advantageous to start with year one in the Business School. During years two and three, courses may be taken in both schools. Students who wish to begin with the School of Education should see a counselor in the Business School to arrange an appropriate plan of study. No course work completed prior to admission in either program may be counted toward the master of business administration requirements of the dual program.
For a summary of master's degree requirements, see the Master's Worksheet for HE MBA Dual Degree.
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