The CAPS Business to MBA pathway allows eligible CAPS Business Management, Accounting, or Finance majors to dual-enroll into select graduate-level MBA courses. These courses would substitute for pre-selected CAPS Business courses to provide a pathway for CAPS students to earn 3 to 9 credits to apply toward both their bachelor’s degree and an accelerated completion of a future MBA degree.
Participants in the CAPS Business to MBA pathway are allowed to take the following master’s level courses to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements:
- ECON635 fulfills BUSN405
- LEAD661 fulfills BUSN315
- BUSN680 fulfills BUSN308
Application and Eligibility Requirements
Students must meet the following requirements to qualify for entry into the CAPS Business to MBA pathway:
- At least a junior standing (60+ credits)
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Students who meet the eligibility requirements should contact their Student Success Advisor for verification to begin the pathway. Students who fulfill both requirements at the time of application, and are determined ready to participate in graduate courses, will be approved to participate in all three courses if desired
Students who do not meet both eligibility requirements may still contact their Student Success Advisor about participation. For these cases, approval from the MBA Program Director may be required per course.
Registration and Completion
Students are aided by their Student Success Advisor to incorporate these graduate courses within their academic plan. MBA course dates may differ from undergraduate course dates and could affect a student academic schedule and course load.
To pass the graduate course, students must earn a grade of D or higher to fulfill the corresponding undergraduate course requirement. CAPS students who do not achieve a grade of D or higher may:
- Request to retake the graduate course with MBA Program Director approval
- Take the corresponding undergraduate level course
Pathway to MBA
Successful completion of a graduate course allows students to apply for the MBA Program through an accelerated application process prior to completing their undergraduate degree.