5-Year B.S.B.A. in Business Administration (Accounting Major)/MBA Program

Our 5-Year B.S.B.A./MBA Program

The 5-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is designed for high-achieving, goal-oriented students who are committed to completing an MBA as part of their professional education.

Students admitted to this program will complete the B.S.B.A. in four years of study, and complete the MBA degree by the end of the fifth year. Students must:

  • Maintain the highest ethical standards and abide by the Academic Integrity Policy;
  • Adhere to the prescribed schedule for program completion;
  • Complete two experiential education assignments (one must be graduate level);
  • Participate actively in the College’s mentoring program;
  • Attend periodic cohort meetings.

The 5-year program includes the following:

  • The program provides challenging academic coursework that prepares students for successful business careers.
  • All pre-core requirements for the MBA are waived, eliminating 18 credit hours; there is no entrance exam or other special requirements for entering the graduate phase of the program.
  • The program includes appropriate work experience in preparation for the MBA Program. Students must complete a minimum of two cooperative education assignments (i.e. internships.) One of these must be a graduate internship completed between the fourth and fifth year.
  • Students in the 5-year program are required to complete an international experience as part of the program.

 

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    Accelerated Curriculum

    • 1st Year: 30 Credit Hours - University Core Curriculum Requirements (10 undergraduate classes)
    • 2nd Year: 33 Credit Hours - Foundation Courses for Business (11 undergraduate classes)
    • 3rd Year: 33 Credit Hours - Business Core Courses (11 undergraduate classes)
    • 4th Year: 36 Credit Hours - Complete Undergraduate Concentration, begin MBA Core Courses (8 undergraduate and 4 graduate classes)
    • 5th Year: 24 Credit Hours - Complete MBA Requirements (8 graduate classes)
    • Total 153 Credit Hours: 120 (undergraduate level), 33 (graduate level)

    Students require a minimum of 120 credits to obtain the undergraduate degree. More credits will be required in order to satisfy undergraduate degree requirements if University Core Curriculum courses are not able to be double-counted.

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants must meet the University’s general entrance requirements. To be considered for the 5-Year B.S.B.A./MBA Program, you must achieve:

    • a high school minimum average GPA of 3.25

     

    The application to graduate school for students in 5-Year B.S.B.A./MBA Program is waived provided that students:  

    • participate in an international experience*  
    • complete two internships  
    • maintain an undergraduate grade-point average of 3.25 or higher  

    These three requirements are not part of the requirements to earn the bachelor's degree.  

    * Students can satisfy the international experience requirement in multiple ways, including but not limited to Alternative Spring Break, an International Studies in Business (travel trip) course, a full semester abroad, or an internship overseas. The international experience requirement is a separate requirement from the international upper-level business elective course required as part of the business major courses).  

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    Accounting Major Courses (30 credits)

    • ACC 2010 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
    • ACC 2020 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
    • ACC 3110 Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
    • ACC 3120 Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
    • ACC 3310 Cost Accounting Systems and Procedures (3 credits)
    • ACC 4130 Advanced Accounting * (3 credits)
    • ACC 4300 Federal Income Taxation I (3 credits)
    • ACC 4500 Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
    • ACC 4510 Auditing (3 credits)
    • ACC Accounting Elective (3 credits)

    * Satisfies international course requirement.

    Students must have attained at least a 2.0 in Accounting major courses by graduation.

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    Business Core Courses (27 - 30 credits)

    • BUS 1600 Business as a Profession * (3 credits)
    • BUS 2310 Business Law (3 credits)
    • BUS 3110 Organizational Design and Structure (3 credits)
    • BUS 3120 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
    • BUS 3130 Financial Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 3150 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making (3 credits)
    • BUS 3160 Control of Operations Management and Quality (3 credits)
    • BUS 3180 Leadership and Teams with Diverse People (3 credits)
    • BUS 3190 Ethics, Business Leadership and Social Responsibility (3 credits)
    • BUS 4990 Strategic Policy and Management (3 credits)

    *BUS 1600 is only required of freshman Business students.

    Students must have attained at least a 2.0 in Business core courses by graduation.
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    Business Supportive Courses (15 credits)

    (Note: several courses also fulfill Detroit Mercy core requirements)

    • BUS 2950 Principles of Managerial Economics (3 credits)
    • ECN 2960 Macroeconomic Principles (3 credits)
    • ENL 3080 Business Writing (3 credits)
    • MTH 1010 Algebra (3 credits)
    • STA 2250 Statistics (3 credits)
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    University Core Curriculum Courses (39-51 credits)

    University Core Curriculum

    In addition to the program-specific courses, students must also fulfill all requirements contained in the University Core Curriculum. Some of these core curriculum requirements may be satisfied by courses required by the program.  Please review the Degree Evaluation or consult an academic advisor for more information. The number of credits needed to satisfy core curriculum requirements will depend on courses taken.

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    General Elective Courses (9 credits)

    Students may select from general elective courses offered at Detroit Mercy. General elective courses beyond 9 credits may be required depending on courses taken.

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    Optional Concentration for Accounting Students

    Accounting students may select up to one concentration, but may not select a concentration in Accounting. Although a concentration is not required, students choosing to take additional business electives within a particular area (outside of Accounting) are encouraged to formally recognize the concentration on their transcripts. Students must have at least three courses within a concentration and obtain a minimum of 2.0 for the area of concentration. Students may not count a business elective towards more than one concentration.

    Business Intelligence Concentration (select all three)

    • BUS 4605 Business Intelligence (3 credits)
    • BUS 4610 Database Management for Business (3 credits)
    • BUS 4615 Business Analytics (3 credits)

    Business Law Concentration (select at least three)

    • BUS 3520 Labor Law & Collective Bargaining (3 credits)
    • BUS 3700 International Business Law (3 credits)
    • BUS 3720 Sports Law (3 credits)
    • BUS 4760 Legal Environment of Real Estate (3 credits)
    • BUS 4770 Insurance Law and Risk Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 4790 Human Rights Law (3 credits)

    Decision Sciences Concentration (select at least three)

    • BUS 3680 Research Methods for Sports Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 4000 Global Sustainable Development (3 credits)
    • BUS 4001 Sustainable Development of a Social Enterprise (3 credits)
    • BUS 4600 eBusiness (3 credits)
    • BUS 4605 Business Intelligence (3 credits)
    • BUS 4610 Database Management for Business (3 credits)
    • BUS 4615 Business Analytics (3 credits)
    • BUS 4625 Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 4635 Project Management (3 credits)

    Finance Concentration (select at least three)

    • BUS 3300 Fundamentals of Investments (3 credits)
    • BUS 3310 Social Venture Capital and Impact Investing (3 credits)
    • BUS 3340 Corporate Finance (3 credits)
    • BUS 3370 Management of Financial Institutions (3 credits)
    • BUS 4310 Advanced Investments (3 credits)
    • BUS 4350 Global Finance (3 credits)
    • BUS 4360 Real Estate (3 credits)

    Human Resources Concentration (select at least three)

    • BUS 3510 Human Resources Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 3520 Labor Law & Collective Bargaining (3 credits)
    • BUS 3530 Seminar in Human Resource Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 3550 Individual and Group Behavior, Motivation, Decision Making, and Performance (3 credits)
    • BUS 4520 Labor Relations (3 credits)

    International Business Concentration (select at least three)

    • ACC 4130 Advanced Accounting (3 credits)
    • BUS 3700 International Business Law (3 credits)
    • BUS 4000 Global Sustainable Development (3 credits)
    • BUS 4350 Global Finance (3 credits)
    • BUS 4560 Comparative International Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 4870 Global Marketing Strategies (3 credits)
    • BUS 4940 International Studies in Business (3 credits)

    Management Concentration (select at least three)

    • BUS 3550 Individual and Group Behavior, Motivation, Decision Making, and Performance (3 credits)
    • BUS 4620 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
    • BUS 4540 Organizational Strategy, Cultural Design, Development, Change, and Performance (3 credits)
    • BUS 4560 Comparative International Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 4570 Current Issues in Organizational Management & Leadership (3 credits)
    • optionally, up to one course from the business law concentration
    • optionally, up to one course from the human resources concentration

    Marketing Concentration (select at least three)

    • BUS 3820 Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
    • BUS 3860 Business Research Methods (3 credits)
    • BUS 3870 Internet Marketing (3 credits)
    • BUS 3880 Sports and Entertainment Marketing (3 credits)
    • BUS 4590 Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
    • BUS 4600 eBusiness (3 credits)
    • BUS 4620 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
    • BUS 4810 Promotion Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 4820 Channel and Retailing Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 4830 New Product Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 4840 Ethics in Marketing (3 credits)
    • BUS 4870 Global Marketing Strategies (3 credits)
    • BUS 4890 Marketing Strategy (3 credits)

    Social Entrepreneurship Concentration (select at least three)

    • BUS 3310 Social Venture Capital and Impact Investing (3 credits)
    • BUS 4000 Global Sustainable Development (3 credits)
    • BUS 4001 Sustainable Development of a Social Enterprise (3 credits)
    • BUS 4590 Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
    • BUS 4620 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Sports Management Concentration (select all three)

    • BUS 3680 Research Methods for Sports Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 3720 Sports Law (3 credits)
    • BUS 3880 Sports and Entertainment Marketing (3 credits)
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    Accounting Major - Suggested Plan of Study #1

    Suggested Plan of Study

    First Year Term I (15 credit hours)

    • ACC 2010 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
    • BUS 1600* Business as a Profession (3 credits) (*required of freshmen only)
    • Physical Sciences Core Course (3 credits)
    • ENL 1300 College Writing (3 credits)
    • MTH 1010 Algebra (3 credits)

    First Year Term II (15 credit hours)

    • ACC 2020 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
    • ENL 1310 Academic Writing (3 credits)
    • General elective (3 credits)
    • PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
    • Integrating Theme Core Course (3 credits)

    Second Year Term I (15 credits)

    • ACC 3110 Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
    • BUS 2310 Business Law I (3 credits)
    • CST 1010 (3 credits) Fundamentals of Speech
    • BUS 2950 Principles of Managerial Economics (3 credits)
    • PHL 2010 Foundations of Ethics (3 credits)

    Second Year Term II (18 credit hours)

    • ACC 3120 Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
    • ECN 2960 Macroeconomic Principles (3 credits)
    • ENL 3080 Business Writing (3 credits)
    • STA 2250 Statistics (3 credits)
    • Philosophy or Religious Studies Core Course (3 credits)
    • Literary Experiences Core Course (3 credits)

    Third Year Term I (15 credit hours)

    • ACC 3310 Cost Accounting Systems and Procedures (3 credits)
    • BUS 3110 Organizational Design and Structure (3 credits)
    • BUS 3120 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
    • Upper level Accounting elective course (3 credits)
    • Aesthetic Experiences Core Course (3 credits)
    • Religious Knowledge Core Course (3 credits)

    Third Year Term II (18 credit hours)

    • ACC 4500 Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
    • ACC Accounting Elective (3 credits)
    • BUS 3130 Financial Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 3150 Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making (3 credits)
    • Historical Experiences Core Course (3 credits)
    • Integrating Theme Course Course (3 credits)

    Fourth Year Term I (18 credit hours)

    • ACC 4130 Advanced Accounting * (3 credits)
    • ACC 4300 Federal Income Taxation I (3 credits)
    • BUS 3160 Control of Operations Management and Quality (3 credits)
    • BUS 3190 Ethics, Business Leadership and Social Responsibility (3 credits)
    • ECN 5120 Analysis of Economic Conditions (3 credits)
    • *Required international course (3 credits)

    Fourth Year Term II (18 credit hours)

    • ACC 4510 Auditing (3 credits)
    • BUS 3180 Leadership and Teams with Diverse People (3 credits)
    • BUS 4990 Strategic Policy and Management (3 credits)
    • ACC 5200 Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
    • MBA 5210 Personal Development, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (3 credits)
    • MBA 5240 Marketing Management and Planning (3 credits)

    Fifth Year Term I (12 credit hours)

    • MBA 5200 Decision Analysis (3 credits)
    • MBA 5220 Corporate Finance (3 credits)
    • MBA 5260 Information Systems and Technology (3 credits)
    • MBA Elective

    Fifth Year Term II (12 credit hours)

    • MBA 5250 Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
    • MBA 5900 Strategic Management (3 credits)
    • MBA Elective (3 credits)
    • MBA Elective (3 credits)
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    Accounting Major - Suggested Plan of Study #2

    This alternative plan of study may be selected by Accounting majors. It can be used if a student started in the Business Administration major and wishes to switch to the Accounting major. Ideally, the change in major should be decided prior to the start of the student's junior year.

    Suggested Plan of Study

    First Year Term I (15 credit hours)

    • BUS 1600* Business as a Profession (*required of freshmen only) (3 credits)
    • CIS 1000 Introduction to Computers (3 credits)
    • ENL 1300 College Writing (3 credits)
    • MTH 1010 Algebra (3 credits)
    • PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)

    First Year Term II (18 credit hours)

    • ENL 1310 Academic Writing (3 credits)
    • General elective (3 credits)
    • PHL 2010 Foundations of Ethics (3 credits)
    • Various: OB3B Natural Science Core Course (3 credits)
    • OB4B Religious or Catholic Studies Core Course (3 credits)
    • HIS OB5A Historical Experiences Core Course (3 credits)

    Second Year Term I (16 credits)

    • ACC 2010 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
    • BUS 2310 Business Law I (3 credits)
    • CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech (3 credits)
    • BUS 2950 Principles of Managerial Economics (3 credits)
    • STA 2250 Statistics (3 credits)

    Second Year Term II (18 credit hours)

    • ACC 2020 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
    • ECN 2960 Macroeconomic Principles (3 credits)
    • ENL 3080 Business Writing (3 credits)
    • ENL Lit (3 credits) (3 credits)
    • OB5B Literary Experiences Core Course (3 credits)
    • Various: OB5C Aesthetics Experiences Core Course (3 credits)
    • Various: Undergraduate Elective (3 credits)

    Third Year Term I (18 credit hours)

    • ACC 3110 Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
    • ACC 3310 Cost Accounting Systems and Procedures (3 credits)
    • BUS 3110 Organizational Design and Structure (3 credits)
    • BUS 3120 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
    • BUS 3190 Ethics, Business Leadership and Social Responsibility (3 credits)
    • Upper level Accounting elective course (3 credits)

    Third Year Term II (18 credit hours)

    • ACC 3120 Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
    • ACC 4500 Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
    • BUS 3130 Financial Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 3150 Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making (3 credits)
    • BUS 3180 OB: Leadership and Teams with Diverse People (3 credits)
    • PHL, RELS, CAS: OB4C Philosophy, Religious or Catholic Studies Core Course (3 credits)

    Fourth Year Term I (18 credit hours)

    • ACC 4130 * Advanced Accounting (3 credits)
    • ACC 4300 Federal Income Taxation I (3 credits)
    • BUS 3160 Control of Operations Management and Quality (3 credits)
    • Various: OB5D Comparative Experiences Core Course (3 credits)
    • ECN 5120 Analysis of Economic Conditions (3 credits)
    • *Required international course (3 credits)

    Fourth Year Term II (18 credit hours)

    • ACC 4510 Auditing (3 credits)
    • ACC Accounting Elective (3 credits)
    • BUS 4990 Strategic Policy and Management (3 credits)
    • ACC 5200 Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
    • MBA 5210 Personal Development, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (3 credits)
    • MBA 5240 Marketing Management and Planning (3 credits)

    Fifth Year Term I (12 credit hours)

    • MBA 5200 Decision Analysis (3 credits)
    • MBA 5220 Corporate Finance (3 credits)
    • MBA 5260 Information Systems and Technology (3 credits)
    • MBA Elective (3 credits)

    Fifth Year Term II (12 credit hours)

    • MBA 5250 Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
    • MBA 5900 Strategic Management (3 credits)
    • MBA Elective (3 credits)
    • MBA Elective (3 credits)
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    Program Contact Information

    College of Business Administration
    University of Detroit Mercy
    4001 W. McNichols Road
    Detroit, MI 48221-3038

    Location: Commerce and Finance, CF 112, McNichols Campus
    Telephone: 313-993-1202
    Fax: 313-993-1673
    Email: petersea@manufacturedconsensus.net


    Dean, College of Business Administration : Joseph Eisenhauer, Ph.D.
    Telephone: 313-993-1204
    Email: joseph.eisenhauer@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Office: Commerce and Finance, CF 122

    Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs : Leonard Kloft, Ph.D.
    Telephone: 313-993-1200
    Email: leonard.kloft@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Office: Commerce and Finance, CF 109

    Director of Undergraduate Business Programs : Evan A. Peterson, JD., Ph.D.
    Telephone: 313-993-1202
    Email: petersea@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Office: Commerce and Finance, CF 115

     


    Office Manager : Wendy Marshall, M.B.A.
    Telephone: 313-993-1200
    Email: marshawl@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Office: Commerce and Finance, CF 112