Combined B.S./M.S. in BUAD – Project Management and Business Analysis with Supply Chain Management

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The Department of e-Business & Technology Management offers a combined program that allows you to attain both a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management in less time than it would take to pursue each degree separately. The combined B.S./M.S. in Business Administration - Supply Chain Management enables students in the Business Administration (BUAD) Project Management & Business Analysis (PMBA) concentration to substitute nine (9) units in the M.S. Supply Chain Management program for undergraduate classes in the Business Administration major. Undergraduate Business Administration majors in the Project Management and Business Analysis concentration who have successfully completed 60 units may apply for admission to the B.S. to M.S. Program. Students accepted into the program begin graduate level coursework during their senior year.

Admitted Business Administration (BUAD) majors in the Project Management & Business Analysis (PMBA) concentration are eligible to apply for the combined Bachelor’s-Masters Supply Chain Management Program. This program allows students to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in a shorter time frame.

Students admitted to the combined program still apply to the graduate M.S. in Supply Chain Management program in their senior year, but are not officially admitted to the graduate program until the second term of their senior year.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must be admitted undergraduates in the Business Administration major and pursuing a concentration in Project Management & Business Analysis.
  • Students may apply for the combined program during the first term of their junior year (60 units completed).
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 overall, at the time of application, is required for full admission to the program.
  • During the senior year, the student must also complete an online graduate application with the University Admissions Office. Admission to the graduate program is based on meeting the overall undergraduate GPA requirement of 3.0 and earning a “B” or better in each graduate course taken as part of the combined program.
  • Admission to the combined program does not guarantee admission to the graduate M.S. in Supply Chain Management program.

Combined Bachelor’s-Master’s Degree Requirements

Nine units of 600-700 level courses can be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate programs. A bachelor’s degree is awarded in Business Administration after all the bachelor’s degree requirements are met, normally in the fourth year. The M.S. in Supply Chain Management degree is awarded at the completion of the remaining 7 graduate courses. Graduate courses taken by undergraduate students are charged at the graduate tuition rate and do not fall under the flat rate for 12-15 undergraduate units. Graduate courses must be completed at a “C” or better level to apply to the undergraduate degree requirements and “B” or better to apply to the graduate degree requirements.

Required Courses
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT (in place of EBTM 343 - Fall only - online)
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (in place of EBTM 365 - Summer only - online)
EBTM 735SIX-SIGMA QUALITY (in place of EBTM 462 - Spring only)3
EBTM 740CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (in place of EBTM 454 - Spring only - online)3
Total Units9

Withdrawal and Ineligibility

  • Continuance in the master’s program is contingent upon maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.00; students who do not maintain the minimum GPA will be ineligible to continue graduate work.
  • Students must receive a grade of B or better in the double-counted graduate-level courses.
  • Students who do not successfully complete the bachelor’s portion of this program, or whose GPAs do not meet the requirements for this program, may not proceed to the graduate-level unless such deficiencies are resolved.
  • Students who complete the bachelor’s but decide not to continue with the Master’s program will terminate their program with the fulfillment of all requirements for the Bachelor’s degree.
  • The student will be allowed to use the grad courses to complete the bachelor's degree.
  • Students may withdraw from the combined bachelor’s – master’s degree program in Supply Chain Management at any time by informing the Chairperson and Graduate Program Director to that effect in writing.
  • A student who does not follow the approved plan of graduate work may become ineligible to participate in this combined degree program.
  • If a student becomes ineligible to participate in the combined program, the Supply Chain Management Director shall inform the student in writing.
  • A student who is ineligible to continue participation in or who withdraws from the combined degree program cannot double-count any courses for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.