Double count your credits. And double your degrees.

UM-Flint graduate students have the unique opportunity to pursue two graduate degrees simultaneously through a dual degree program. These convenient, streamlined programs allow students to double count certain courses toward two complementary graduate programs for faster degree completion. Graduates of our dual degree programs receive two degree citations on their transcripts as well as two separate diplomas.

UM-Flint offers preapproved dual degree programs and also provides opportunities for students to customize a dual degree program of their own. For more detailed information and program-specific requirements for dual degree programs, contact the graduate program(s) directly.

How to apply to a Dual Degree Program.

STUDENT INITIATED DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS

Students may pursue a dual degree arrangement with two master's programs not among those dual degree programs already approved. Students are required to complete the requirements of both programs, allowing for double counting of coursework as approved.

How doubling credit hours works. 

APPROVED DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS

Dual MBA and MS in Computer Science and Information Systems

Business Administration/Computer Science and Information Systems (Dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Science)

Through cross-recognition of courses between the MBA and MS in Computer Science and Information Systems program, this dual master’s program will require 15 less credit hours to complete than if the degrees were completed independently of each other. The program leads to two degrees: a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science and Information Systems with a concentration in Information Systems.

This dual master’s program is available in a traditional, on-campus format or through a format that combines the Management courses in the NetPlus! format (online with on-campus sessions every six weeks) with the Computer Science and Information Systems courses in the multi-media Cyber Classroom format (tailored to the student’s, needs from completely online to completely on-campus).

 Requirements (45-57 credits).

A. MBA foundation courses (0-12 credits)*.
     SCM 512 - Applied Quantitative Analysis.  
     ACC 521 - Accounting for Managers.  
     MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior.  
     FIN 551 - Business Economics.      

B.  MBA core courses (21 credits).
     MGT 501 - Organizational Communication and Negotiation.  
     MKT 531 - Marketing Management. **
     MGT 552 - Nonmarket Strategy.  
     FIN 561 - Financial Management.  
     SCM 571 - Operations Management. **     
     INB 585 - Global Dimensions of Management.  
     MGT 589 - Strategic Management.  

C.  Management Information Systems (3 credits).**
     CIS 510 - Information Systems.  or
     MGT 581 - Management Information Systems.  

D.  Computer Science and Information Systems core courses (6 credits).  Two from:
     CSC 535 - Advanced Computer Networking.      
      CSC 580 - Advanced Software Engineering.   
     
CSC 582 - Advanced Database Concepts and Emerging Applications.  

E.  Information Systems Concentration (15 credits). 
      Additional CIS and/or CSC courses at the 500 level, excluding CIS 510  and CIS 555 , and satisfactory performance on the Master’s level exit examination.

Note: At most one independent study course is allowed toward program requirements under the non-thesis option.

Note:  Students may be required to take certain prerequisites in computer science based on previous coursework.  Please see the Computer Science and Information Systems (Master of Science)  requirements for details.
      
*Courses can be waived if previous equivalent or similar undergraduate or graduate course work completed.
**Courses double-count as Information Systems concentration courses in the Computer Science program.
     
    

 

 

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Dual MBA and Master of Science in Accounting

Business Administration/Accounting (Dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Accounting)

Through cross-recognition of courses between the MBA and MSA programs, this dual master’s program requires between 45 and 60 credits (depending on undergraduate background), 15 fewer than if the degree were completed independently of each other. The program leads to two degrees, the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Accounting.

This dual master’s program is primarily available through the NetPlus! (mixed) delivery mode. MBA courses in the program are also available through on-campus (traditional) mode. The MSA accounting elective courses may be available through NetPlus!, online, or on-campus mode.

Requirements.
A. Foundation courses (0-15 credits, depending on prior coursework).
   
1.  MBA foundation courses.*
         ACC 521 - Accounting for Managers. 1
         FIN 551 - Business Economics. 
         MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior. 
         SCM 512 - Applied Quantitative Analysis. 
   2.   MSA foundation course. (0-3 credits)*
         ACC 530 - Intermediate Financial Reporting. 
B.     Core courses
    1. MBA core courses (24 credits).
       
FIN 561 - Financial Management. 
        INB 585 - Global Dimensions of Management. 
        MGT 501 - Organizational Communication and Negotiation. 
        MGT 552 - Nonmarket Strategy. 
        MGT 581 - Management Information Systems. 
        MGT 589 - Strategic Management. 
        MKT 531 - Marketing Management. 
        SCM 571 - Operations Management.             
   2.  MSA core courses (18 credits)
        ACC 535 - Financial Reporting Special Topics.  
        ACC 545 - Seminar in Management Accounting.  
        ACC 550 - Individual Federal Income Taxation.  
        ACC 565 - Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Systems and Control. 
        ACC 575 - Auditing and Assurance Services.  
        ACC 580 - Advanced Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Reporting.  
C.    Electives (3 credits). One from:
        ACC 538 - Advanced Financial Reporting.        
        ACC 555 - Advanced Federal Income Taxation Theory and Research.  
        ACC 562 - Forensic Accounting.  
        FIN 567 - Financial Statement Analysis.  

 

*Courses may be waived if previous equivalent or similar undergraduate or graduate coursework has been completed.
1ACC 521  is a foundation course in both the MBA and MSA program,
 

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Dual Doctor of Anesthesia Practice and MBA

Anesthesia Practice/Business Administration (Dual Doctor of Anesthesia Practice/Master of Business Administration)

The DrAP/MBA is for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) with an interest in Business/Healthcare Administration. The curriculum allows the CRNA to apply up to 21 specified credits toward both degrees. The degrees are independent; each is awarded when completed with specified credits accepted for the second degree after the first has been awarded. The MBA degree is awarded with a concentration in Health Care Management.

These dual program courses are offered in a variety of formats; online, on-campus, and NetPlus! (online with on-campus sessions every six weeks).

The CRNA applies for admission to both degree programs independently and the GRE requirement for MBA admission is waived.

Requirements (48-57 credits).

A. DrAP Core Courses (17 credits).
    1. Practice Inquiry (3 credits).
        ANE 730 - Evidenced-Based Practice of Nurse Anesthesia. 
    2. Professional Role/Leadership (3 credits).
        MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior. 1
    3. Healthcare Improvement, Public and Social Policy (3 credits). One from:
        HCR 505 - Health Policy. **2
        HCR 587 - Legal Issues in Health Care. **2
    4. Technology and Informatics (2 credits). One from:
        ANE 710 - Technology and Informatics for CRNA. 
        NUR 607 - Informatics. 
    5. Health Systems Management (3 credits). Select one:
        HCR 511 - Economic Applications in Health Administration. **2
        HCR 525 - Contemporary Issues in Health Care Management. **2
        HCR 577 - Financial Management in Health Care. **2
    6. Ethics (3 credits).
        ANE 720 - Ethical Issues in Nurse Anesthesia. **2

       1This course fulfills one foundation course requirement for the MBA program.
       2This course fulfills MBA concentration requirements.

B. DrAP Cognates (9 credits).
    FIN 561 - Financial Management. **
    SCM 571 - Operations Management. **
    MKT 531 - Marketing Management. **

C. DrAP Capstone Sequence (7 credits).
    ANE 801 - Capstone Project Design.  
    ANE 802 - Capstone Project Implementation. 
    ANE 803 - Capstone Analysis and Dissemination.  

D. MBA Foundation Courses (3-12 credits).
    ACC 521 - Accounting for Managers. *
    FIN 551 - Business Economics. *
    MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior. **
    SCM 512 - Applied Quantitative Analysis. *

    *Course can be waived if previous equivalent or similar undergraduate or graduate coursework has been completed.

E. MBA core courses (24 credits).
    FIN 561 - Financial Management. **
    INB 585 - Global Dimensions of Management. 
    MGT 501 - Organizational Communication and Negotiation.  
    MGT 552 - Nonmarket Strategy. 
    SCM 571 - Operations Management. **
    MGT 581 - Management Information Systems. 
    MGT 589 - Strategic Management.  
    MKT 531 - Marketing Management. **

F. MBA Health Care Management concentration courses (9 credits). Three from:
    ANE 720 - Ethical Issues in Nurse Anesthesia. **
    HCR 505 - Health Policy. **
    HCR 509 - Healthcare Strategic Planning. 
    HCR 511 - Economic Applications in Health Administration. **
    HCR 525 - Contemporary Issues in Health Care Management. **
    HCR 577 - Financial Management in Health Care. **
    HCR 587 - Legal Issues in Health Care. **

**May fulfill requirements in both the DrAP and MBA programs.
 

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Dual Doctor of Nursing Practice and MBA

Nursing Practice/Business Administration (Dual Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Business Administration)

The DNP/MBA is for UM-Flint Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students and graduates with an interest in Business/Healthcare Administration.  The curriculum allows the DNP student or graduate to apply up to 15 specified credits toward both degrees.  The degrees are independent; each is awarded when completed with specified credits accepted for the second degree after the first has been awarded.  The MBA degree is awarded with a concentration in Health Care Management.

These dual program courses are offered in a variety of formats:  online, on-campus, and NetPlus! (online with on-campus sessions every six weeks).

The student applies for admission to both degree programs independently and the GMAT/GRE requirement MBA admission is waived.

Requirements (BSN to DNP:  101-126 credits; MSN to DNP:  51-66 credits).

A.  Professional DNP Core Courses (BSN to DNP:  78-93 credits, depending on certification exam requirements and course waivers; MSN to DNP:  30-33 credits).
    
See Doctor of Nursing Practice  section of the Catalog for course requirements.

B.  MBA Foundation Courses (3-12 credits).
    
NUR 601 - Biostatistics for Advanced Practice in Health Care. **1
     ACC 521 - Accounting for Managers. *
     MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior. *
     FIN 551 - Business Economics. *

C.  MBA core courses (24 credits).
     MGT 501 - Organizational Communication and Negotiation. 
     MKT 531 - Marketing Management. 
     MGT 552 - Nonmarket Strategy. 
     FIN 561 - Financial Management. 
     SCM 571 - Operations Management. 
     NUR 607 - Informatics. **2
     INB 585 - Global Dimensions of Management. 
     MGT 589 - Strategic Management.  

D.  MBA Health Care Management concentration courses (9 credits).
    
NUR 810 - Advanced Transcultural Care. **
     NUR 820 - Health Policy and Economics. **
     NUR 840 - Organizational and Administrative Theory. **

*Can be waived if previous equivalent or similar undergraduate or graduate coursework has been completed.
**Fulfills requirements in both the DNP and MBA programs.
1 Fulfills the SCM 512  requirement for MBA students.
2 Fulfills the MGT 581  requirement for MBA students.
 

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Dual DPT and MBA

Physical Therapy/Master of Business Administration (Dual Doctor of Physical Therapy/Master of Business Administration)

The DPT/MBA program is for UM-Flint Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students and graduates with an interest in Business/Healthcare Administration and/or private practice. The curriculum allows the DPT student or graduate to apply up to 15 specified credits toward both degrees. The degrees are independent; each is awarded when completed with specified credits accepted for the second degree after the first has been awarded. The MBA degree is awarded with a concentration in Health Care Management.

These dual program courses are offered in a variety of formats: online, on-campus, and NetPlus! (online with on-campus sessions every six weeks).

The student applies for admission to both degree programs independently. The GRE is required for admission to the DPT program. Thus, the DPT student does not have to complete the GMAT/GRE for admission to the MBA program.

Requirements (144-153 credits)

A. Professional DPT Core Courses (120 credits).

    See Doctor of Physical Therapy  section of catalog for course requirements.

B. MBA Foundation Courses (3-12 credits)

    PTP 662 - Critical Inquiry I. **1

    ACC 521 - Accounting for Managers. *

    MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior. 

    FIN 551 - Business Economics. *

C. MBA core courses (24 credits).

    MGT 501 - Organizational Communication and Negotiation.    

    MKT 531 - Marketing Management.  

    MGT 552 - Nonmarket Strategy.  

    FIN 561 - Financial Management.  

    SCM 571 - Operations Management.  

    MGT 581 - Management Information Systems.  

    INB 585 - Global Dimensions of Management.  

    MGT 589 - Strategic Management.  

D. MBA Health Care Management concentration courses (9 credits).

    PTP 629 - Integrated Clinical Experience I. **

    PTP 760 - Ethics. **

    PTP 655 - Therapeutic Relationships and Cultural Competency I. **

    PTP 855 - Therapeutic Relationships and Cultural Competency II. **

    PTP 892 - Management in Practice. **

    PTP 893 - Professional Issues in Practice. **

*Can be waived if previous equivalent or similar undergraduate or graduate coursework has been completed.
**Fulfills requirements in both the DPT and MBA programs.
1 Fulfills the SCM 512  requirement for MBA students.
2 Waived for physical therapy students who have completed ECN 201  and ECN 202  or their equivalents.


 

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