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. If you don’t earn a “B” or better:
    • If you earned a “D-” or better the credit will count toward your undergraduate degree requirements (e.g. major specific course substitutions and electives). Only exception: If you are substituting the “Professional Communication” course, you must earn a “C” or better in GEB5212 and GEB5215.
    • The credit will not count toward your M.S. degree requirements and you will need to make up the credit.
      • M.S. electives: Make up the credit with another elective (you don’t have to retake the same course).
      • M.S. core: If you earn a “C” or better, you do not need to retake the core class. You can make up the credit with an elective. If you do not earn a “C” or better, you will need to retake the core class.
  3. Substitutions are a credit-for-credit swap. Generally, you have to take two graduate business courses (2 cr. each) to replace one undergraduate business course (4 cr. each)
  4. Professional courses (e.g. LAW) cannot count toward the M.S. unless student is earning joint degrees concurrently (M.S. and a professional degree – JD, MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD)
  5. Once admitted, refer to M.S. – Marketing timeline, admissions letter & policy PDF for full list of policies.

Combined Credit Allocation

Students may take up to 15 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 remaining undergrad credits can be fulfilled with graduate substitutions, a maximum of 15 graduate credits may be taken that only count toward the M.S. degree. All graduate coursework will be included in the undergrad GPA.

Example:

  • Sally joins the M.S. in Marketing 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 graduate substitution courses (8 credits) and “double count” the credits toward her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • In this case, 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 the M.S. degree.

Combined Credit Allocation Chart

Double-counting credits toward Bachelor’s & Master’sCredits only counting toward M.S.Max # 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 M.S. degree.

M.S. Marketing Curriculum

Core: 20 Credits

A minimum of 16 credits must be MAR pre-fix courses. Note: All M.S. – Marketing Courses, with the exception of GEB5212/5215, are 2 credits.

CourseCredits
GEB 5212 Professional Writing1
GEB 5215 Professional Communication1
MAR 5806 Marketing Management*2
MAR 6335 Building and Managing Brand Equity**
or
MAR6818 Advanced Marketing Management**
2
QMB 5304 Intro. Managerial Statistics2
MAR XXXX Marketing Courses12

*UF marketing majors who took MAR 4803, must replace MAR5806 with another marketing course.
**MAR 6335 or MAR6818 must be taken toward the end of the program.

Elective: 10 Credits

Choose business electives from subject areas such as entrepreneurship, finance, information systems & operations mgmt., management and real estate.

Total: 30 Credits

Course Offering Terms

Refer to M.S. Marketing live course schedule. Codes for the term courses are typically offered (refer to course schedule for actual course offering):

  • 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

Course subs for undergrad business core
  • 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)
    • ECO 5715 Open Economy Macroeconomics – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
    • 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), pre-req FIN6545
  • 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).
    • Additionally, ENT 6416 Venture Finance – 2 credits (SP-M4) is approved as a Finance Elective

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)

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 (F-M2, 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-M4)
    • 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 (F-M1) 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.

  • Undergraduate course: MAR 4803 Marketing Management – 4 credits, instead, take both of these:
    • MAR 5806 Problems and Methods in Marketing Management – 2 credits (F-M1 or SP-M3)
    • MAR 6833 Product Development and Management– 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
  • These courses can count toward 3000-/4000-level marketing elective requirement:
    • MAR 6722 Web-based Marketing – 2 credits (F-M2)
    • MAR 6591 Decision Making* – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M3, SP-M4) ), overlap MAR 3503 Consumer Behavior
    • MAR 6157 International Marketing – 2 credits (F-M1, F-M2, SP-M4)
    • MAR 6668 Marketing Analytics I – 2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3), pre-req Python
    • MAR 6669 Marketing Analytics II – 2 credits (SP-M4), pre-req
      Python; pre-req for ISOM section is R
    • MAR 6930 Marketing Ethics – 2 credits (F-M1, F-M2, SP-M4)
    • MAR 6237 Art and Science of Pricing – 2 credits (F-M1)
    • MAR 6479 Professional Selling* – 2 credits (SP-M4), overlap MAR 3400 Prof. Selling or MAR 4403 Sales Mgt.
    • MAR 6861 Customer Relationship Management – 2 credits (SP-M4)
    • MAR 6508 Customer Analysis – 2 credits (SP-M3)
    • MAR 6667 Marketing Analytics Methods – 2 credits (F-M2, SM-A)
    • MAR 6930 Entrepreneurial Selling* – 2 credits (SM-B), overlap MAR6479 Prof. Selling, MAR 3400 Prof. Selling or MAR 4403 Sales Management
    • MAR 6818 Advanced Marketing Management** – 2 credits (F-M2) – Capstone for Fall Graduates
    • MAR 6335 Building and Managing Brand Equity** – 2 credits (SP-M4) – Capstone for Spring/Summer Graduates

Note: Prerequisite for all courses: MAR 5806 or MAR 4803 (undergrad course)

*Students not permitted to take both the undergrad and grad courses of indicated overlaps.
**Elective option for all other students.