Combination Degree On-Campus 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 graduate business courses (2 cr. each) to replace one undergraduate business course (4 cr. each).
  4. Once admitted, refer to MS Marketing timeline, admissions letter & policy PDF for full list of policies.

Combination Credit Allocation

Students may take up to 16 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 16 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 16 graduate credits:
    • 8 credits “double count” + 8 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*416
11516
10616
9716
8816
7916
61016
51116
41216
31316
21416
11516
015**15***

**Max # of credits allowed if not double-counting

***Not classified as a combination degree if zero credits double-count. Graduate courses will only count to M.S. degree.

Course Offering Terms

Refer to MS 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)
    • 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 (F-M2)
    • MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management – 2 credits (SM-B, F-M1, F-M2, SP-M3, SP-M4)
    • MAR 6157 International Marketing – 2 credits (SM-A, F-M1, F-M2, F-M3)

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)

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 (F-M1, 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 (F-M2)
    • MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management – 2 credits (SM-B, F-M1, F-M2 SP-M3, SP-M4)
    • MAN 6930 Leading Teams – 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: MAR 4803 Marketing Management – 4 credits, instead, take both of these:
    • MAR 5806 Problems and Methods in Marketing Management – 2 credits (F-M1, SP-M3)
    • MAR 6833 Product Development and Management– 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
  • The courses below can count toward 3000-/4000-level marketing elective requirement, pre-requisites will not be waived:
    • Prerequisite for courses below is MAR3023 Principles of Marketing
      • MAR 6157 International Marketing – 2 credits (SM-A, F-M1, F-M2, SP-M3)
      • MAR 6105 Marketing Ethics – 2 credits (F-M1, F-M2, SP-M4)
      • MAR 6930 Entrepreneurial Selling – 2 credits (SM-B) Overlaps with MAR3400 Prof. Selling
    • Prerequisite for courses below is MAR5806 Prob & Methods in Mkg Mgmt (or MAR4803 Mkg Mgmt)
      • MAR 6335 Building and Managing Brand Equity** – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4)
      • MAR 6456 Business-to-Business Marketing – 2 credits (SP-M4)
      • MAR 6591 Managerial Decisions2 credits (F-M2, SP-M3)
      • MAR 6818 Advanced Marketing Management** – 2 credits (F-M2, SP-M4) – Capstone
    • Prerequisites for courses below are MAR5806 (or MAR4803) and QMB6358
      • MAR 6237 Art and Science of Pricing – 2 credits (F-M2)
      • MAR 6722 Web-based Marketing – 2 credits (F-M1)
      • MAR 6861 Customer Relationship Management – 2 credits (SP-M4)
      • MAR 6667 Marketing Analytics Methods – 2 credits (F-M2)
    • Prerequisites for courses below are MAR5806 (or MAR4803) and QMB6358 and ISM6413/QMB3302 (Python)
      • MAR 6508 Customer Analysis – 2 credits (SP-M3)
      • MAR 6668 Marketing Analytics I – 2 credits (F-M1, F-M2 in 2023 only, not offered SP-M3 2024)
      • MAR 6669 Marketing Analytics II – 2 credits (SP-M4, not offered F-M2 in 2023) Python or R programming language required (depends on section)

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