Combined Degree Substitutes & Electives for Business Majors

Preview of General Credit/Grade Policies

  1. Graduate business course registration is based on space-availability and is not guaranteed.
  2. As an undergraduate student, in order to apply graduate credit toward a Master’s degree, you must earn a “B” or better in all graduate coursework.
  3. Substitutions are a credit-for-credit swap. Generally, you have to take two MIB courses (2 cr. each) to replace one undergraduate business course (4 cr. each).
  4. Once admitted, refer to MIB timeline, admissions letter & MIB policy PDF for full list of Combined & MIB policies.

Combined Credit Allocation

Students may take up to 15 MIB (graduate) credits before earning the bachelor’s degree, with approval from their undergrad department. A maximum of 12 graduate credits may double count toward both the bachelor’s and master’s degree. If no undergrad credits can be fulfilled with graduate substitutions, a maximum of 15 graduate credits may be taken that only count toward the MIB degree. All graduate coursework will be included in the undergrad GPA.

Example:

  • Sally joins MIB and only has MAN 4504 and GEB 3373 remaining for undergrad. These courses are each 4 credits for a total of 8 remaining undergrad credits. Instead of taking the undergrad coursework, Sally will take the approved MIB graduate substitution courses (8 credits), allowing her to “double count” the credits toward her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Remember, before earning the bachelor’s degree, Sally can take a total of 15 graduate credits:
    • 8 credits “double count” + 7 more graduate credits that only count toward MIB
    • All other credits for the MIB degree must occur after the undergraduate degree is earned

Combined Credit Allocation Chart

Double-counting credits toward bachelor’s & MIBCredits only counting toward MIBMax # of graduate credits before bachelor’s
12*315
11415
10515
9615
8715
7815
6915
51015
41115
31215
21315
11415
015**15***

**max # of credits allowed if not double-counting
***Not classified as a combined degree if zero credits double-count. Graduate courses will only count to MIB.

MIB Course Offering

Refer to the ‘Live’ course schedule for the actual course offering and elective options. Any course on the MIB course schedule can count as an elective.

Codes for the term courses are typically offered. Course offerings are subject to change.

  • SM-A = Summer A
  • SM-B = Summer B
  • F-M1 = Fall Module 1
  • F-M2 = Fall Module 2
  • SP-M3 = Spring Module 3
  • SP-M4 = Spring Module 4

Course Substitutions & Elective Courses

Please note: Course offering, substitutions and terms are subject to change.

Review the following course substitutions for undergrad business core and the terms they are offered.

Undergraduate requirement: Upper level restricted electives

  • Any graduate business course not being used in another course substitution may be used to satisfy this requirement.

Undergraduate course: QMB3250 Statistics Bus Decision
Instead, take both of these:

  • QMB 5304 Intro Managerial Stat – 2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3)
  • QMB 6358 Sta Anly Manage Dec 1 – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)

Undergraduate course: GEB3373 International Business – 4 credits
Instead, take both of these:

  • GEB 6366 Fundamentals of International Business – 2 credits (SM-B, F-M1, SP-M3)
  • MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management – 2 credits (SM-B, F-M1, F-M2, SP-M3, SP-M4)

Undergraduate course: MAN4504 Operations & Supply Chain Management – 4 credits
Instead, take:

  • MAN 5502 Production & Operations Management – 2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3, SM-A)

and, one of these:

  • MAN 6511 Production Management Problems – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
  • MAN 6573 Purchasing & Supply Chain Management – 2 credits (F-M2)

Undergraduate course: Professional Communication course – 3 credits (GEB 3213 Professional Writing in Business, GEB 3218 Professional Speaking in Business, SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking, ENC 3312 Advanced Argumentative Writing or a similar course with prior approval)
Instead, take both of these:

  • GEB 5212 Professional Writing – 1 credits (SM-B, F-M1, F-M2, SP-M3, SP-M4)
  • GEB 5215 Professional Communication – 1 credit (SM-B, F-M1, F-M2, SP-M3, SP-M4)

Don’t forget to view course subs for undergrad business core in “All Business Majors” section. UG courses include: upper level restricted electives, professional communication course, QMB3250, GEB3373 and MAN4504.

Undergraduate BABA-GBA requirement: Business Electives

  • Any graduate business course not being used in another course substitution may be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • BA-GBA Majors with an International Studies Specialization, can count these courses toward the international business area of specialization requirements:
    • BUL 6852 International Business Law – 2 credits (F-M2)
    • FIN 6638 International Finance – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
    • GEB 6366 Fundamentals of International Business – 2 credits (SM-B, F-M1, SP-M3)
    • GEB 6930 Doing Business in Asia – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
    • LAS 6295 Latin American Business Environment – 2 credits (F-M2)
    • MAN 6635 International Aspects of Human Resource Management – 2 credits (SP-M4)
    • MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management – 2 credits (SM-B, F-M1, F-M2, SP-M3, SP-M4)
    • MAR 6157 International Marketing – 2 credits (F-M1, F-M2)

Don’t forget to view course subs for undergrad business core in “All Business Majors” section. UG courses include: upper level restricted electives, professional communication course, QMB3250, GEB3373 and MAN4504.

Undergraduate course: FIN 4243 Debt and Money Markets – 4 credits
Instead, take both of these:

  • FIN 6545 Fixed Income Security Valuations – 2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3)
  • FIN 6547 Interest Rate Risk Management – 2 credits (F-M2)

Undergraduate course: FIN 4504 Equity and Capital Markets – 4 credits
Instead, take both of these:

  • FIN 6537 Derivative Securities – 2 credits (F-M1)
  • FIN 6638 International Finance – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)

Undergraduate course: FIN 4414 Financial Management – 4 credits
Instead, take both of these:

  • FIN 6427 Measuring and Managing Value – 2 credits (F-M1)
  • FIN 6465 Financial Statement Analysis – 2 credits (F-M2)

Undergraduate course: Finance Electives:

  • Any graduate level FIN or REE course not being used to satisfy any other requirement for Bachelor’s degree (may double count for minor requirement/s such as Real Estate minor).
    • FIN 5439 Capital Structures and Risk Management – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
    • FIN 6936 Special Topics in Investment Finance – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M3, SP-M4)
    • FIN 6728 Capitalism and Regulation – 2 credits (F-M1)
    • FIN 6575 Emerging Markets– 2 credits (SP-M3)
    • FIN 6429 Financial Decision Making – 2 credits (SP-M3)
    • FIN 6496 Mergers and Acquisitions – 2 credits (SP-M3)
    • FIN 6438 Study in Valuation – 2 credits (SP-M4)
    • FIN 6528 Asset Allocation – 2 credits (SP-M4)
    • ENT 6416 Venture Finance – 2 credits (SP-M4)

Don’t forget to view course subs for undergrad business core in “All Business Majors” section. UG courses include: upper level restricted electives, professional communication course, QMB3250, GEB3373 and MAN4504.

Undergraduate course: ISM 4113
Instead, take:

  • ISM 6128 Advanced Business Systems Design & Development I – 2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3)

Undergraduate course: ISM 4210
Instead, take:

  • ISM 6129 Advanced Business Systems Design & Dev. II – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)

Undergraduate course: ISM 3254
Instead, take:

  • ISM 6257 Intermediate Business Programming – 2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3)

Undergraduate course: ISM 3255
Instead, take:

  • ISM 6258 Advanced Business Programming – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)

Undergraduate course: QMB 4701
Instead, take:

  • QMB 6755 Managerial Quantitative Analysis I – 2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3)

Undergraduate course: QMB 4702
Instead, take:

  • QMB 6756 Managerial Quantitative Analysis II – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)

Undergraduate course: ISM 4220
Instead, take:

  • ISM 6222 Business Telecom Strategy and Apps I – 2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3)

Undergraduate course: ISM 4330
Instead, take:

  • QMB 6358 Sta Anly Manage Dec 1 – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)

ISOM Minor Electives

  • Any 6000-7000 level ISM or QMB course

Don’t forget to view course subs for undergrad business core in “All Business Majors” section. UG courses include: upper level restricted electives, professional communication course, QMB3250, GEB3373 and MAN4504.

Undergraduate course: MAN3240 Organizations: Structure and Behavior – 4 credits
Instead, take two of these:

  • MAN 5246 Organizational Behavior – 2 credits (SM-B, F-M2, SP-M4)
  • MAN 6366 Organizational Staffing – 2 credits (SP-M3)

Undergraduate course: MAN4301 Human Resource Management – 4 credits
Instead, take two of these:

  • BUL 6841 Employment Law – 2 credits (SP-M3)
  • MAN 6331 Compensation in Organizations – 2 credits (SP-M3)
  • MAN 6366 Organizational Staffing – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M3)

These courses count toward 3000-4000 level MAN or BUL elective course requirement:

  • BUL 6852 International Business Law – 2 credits (F-M2)
  • MAN 6447 Art & Science of Negotiation – 2 credits (SM-A, F-M1, F-M2, SP-M4)
  • MAN 6511 Production Management Problems – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
  • MAN 6528 Principles of Logistics / Transportation Systems – 2 credits (SP-M3)
  • MAN 6573 Purchasing & Supply Chain Management – 2 credits (F-M2)
  • MAN 6581 Project Management – 2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3)
  • MAN 6635 International Aspects of Human Resource Mgmt. – 2 credits (SP-M4)
  • MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management – 2 credits (SM-B, F-M1, F-M2 SP-M3, SP-M4)
  • MAN 6930 Leading Teams – 2 credits (F-M2)

Don’t forget to view course subs for undergrad business core in “All Business Majors” section. UG courses include: upper level restricted electives, professional communication course, QMB3250, GEB3373 and MAN4504.

Students must complete either MAR 4803 Marketing Management (undergrad course) or MAR 5806 Prob/Meth Market Mana prior to enrollment into the courses below.

Students not permitted to take both the undergrad and grad courses of indicated overlaps.

These courses can count toward 3000-/4000-level marketing elective requirement:

  • MAR 6722 Web-based Marketing – 2 credits (F-M2)
  • MAR 6930 Decision Making – 2 credits (F-M1, F-M2, SP-M3, SP-M4) – Overlap MAR 3503 Consumer Behavior
  • MAR 6157 International Marketing – 2 credits (F-M1, F-M2)
  • MAR 6833 Product Development/Management – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M3, SP-M4)
  • MAR 6930 Marketing Analytics I – 2 credits (SP-M3)
  • MAR 6930 Marketing Analytics II – 2 credits (SP-M4)
  • MAR 6930 Marketing Ethics – 2 credits (F-M1, F-M2, SP-M4)
  • MAR 6237 Art and Science of Pricing – 2 credits (F-M1)
  • MAR 6930 Professional Selling – 2 credits (SP-M3, SM-A) – Overlap MAR 3400 Professional Selling
  • MAR 6861 Customer Relationship Management – 2 credits (SP-M4)
  • MAR 6335 Building and Managing Brand Equity – 2 credits (F-M2)
  • MAR 6818 Advanced Marketing Management – 2 credits (SP-M4)