Dual Degrees

UM-Flint enables students to pursue two degrees simultaneously. Dual degree programs lead to two degree citations on the transcript and two separate diplomas. The purpose of a dual degree program is to allow students to undertake complementary programs simultaneously through streamlined curricular arrangements that allow double counting of courses.

UM-Flint offers some pre-approved dual degree programs and also provides opportunities for students to initiate dual degree programs on their own.  Students should contact the graduate program(s) directly for more detailed information and additional program-specific requirements.

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.

APPROVED DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS

Dual MBA and MS in Computer Science and Information Systems

Dual MBA and MS in Computer Science and Information Systems

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)*.
     MGT 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 - Business and Society.  
     FIN 561 - Financial Management.  
     MGT 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 565 - Computer System Architecture.  
     
CSC 575 - Algorithm and Complexity Analysis.  
     
CSC 582 - Advanced Database Concepts and Emerging Applications.  

E.  Information Systems Concentration (15 credits). 
     CIS 520 - Knowledge Management in Information Systems.  
     CIS 530 - Information Storage and Retrieval.  
     CIS 550 - Decision Support Systems.  
     CSC 549 - Ethics and Security Management.  
     CSC 580 - Advanced Software Engineering.  

*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

Dual MBA and Master of Science in Accounting

MBA/MSA Dual Degree Program

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.*
         MGT 512 - Applied Quantitative Analysis. 
         ACC 521 - Accounting for Managers. 1
         MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior. 
         FIN 551 - Business Economics. 
   2.   MSA foundation course. (0-3 credits)*
         ACC 530 - Intermediate Financial Reporting. 
B.     Core courses (0-15 credits, depending on prior coursework).
    1. MBA core courses (24 credits).
        MGT 501 - Organizational Communication and Negotiation. 
        MKT 531 - Marketing Management. 
        MGT 552 - Business and Society. 
        FIN 561 - Financial Management. 
        MGT 571 - Operations Management. 
        MGT 581 - Management Information Systems. 
        INB 585 - Global Dimensions of Management. 
        MGT 589 - Strategic Management. 
   2.  MSA core courses (15 credits)
        ACC 535 - Financial Reporting Special Topics.  
        ACC 545 - Seminar in Management Accounting.  
        ACC 562 - Forensic Accounting. 
        ACC 565 - Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Systems and Control. 
        ACC 575 - Auditing and Assurance Services.  
C.    Electives (6 credits). Two from:
        ACC 538 - Advanced Financial Reporting. 
        ACC 550 - Individual Federal Income Taxation.  
        ACC 555 - Advanced Federal Income Taxation Theory and Research.  
        ACC 580 - Advanced Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Reporting. 
        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

Dual Doctor of Anesthesia (DrAP) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Dual Doctor of Anesthesia Practice (DrAP) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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).
    MKT 531 - Marketing Management. **
    FIN 561 - Financial Management. **
    MGT 571 - Operations 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. *
    MGT 512 - Applied Quantitative Analysis. *  
    MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior. **
    FIN 551 - Business Economics. *

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

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

Dual Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Dual Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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-DNP:  99-124 credits; MSN-DNP:  54-69 credits).

A.  Professional DNP Core Courses (BSN-DNP:  78-91 credits, depending on certification exam requirements and course waivers; MSN-DNP:  33-36 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. *2

C.  MBA core courses (24 credits).
     MGT 501 - Organizational Communication and Negotiation. 
     MKT 531 - Marketing Management. 
     MGT 552 - Business and Society. 
     FIN 561 - Financial Management. 
     MGT 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 MGT 512  requirement for MBA students.
2 Fulfills the MGT 581  requirement for MBA students.

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Dual DPT and MBA

Dual Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The DPT/MBA 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 - Business and Society. 

    FIN 561 - Financial Management. 

    MGT 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 - Clinical Observation Skills. **

    PTP 580 - Professionalism and Ethics. **

    PTP 655 - Therapeutic Relationships. **

    PTP 792 - Management in Physical Therapy 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 MGT 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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