DUAL Degree: BA to MBA

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Program Length 1-2 years


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Gain your competitive edge

Students enrolled in the BA in Health Care ManagementOrganizational Management or Sports and Recreation Management or the BS in Human Resource Management may consider the dual degree program. A Concordia-Chicago MBA will give you a competitive edge as you move forward in your career, both while you’re pursuing your degree program and after completion. At Concordia-Chicago, we recognize the importance of maintaining professional agility and contemporary focus in a fast-changing world. The Concordia-Chicago MBA program is designed to assist you with business knowledge for your entire career. 

You can customize the speed and program that you need for your career goals. The core MBA program is established in a turn-key, cohort format. Classes are offered in an accelerated online or on-campus format at your pace. Our educational model fosters close working relationships between students and faculty. At the same time, our unique cohort system groups students together for the duration of their educational experience. This collaborative environment accelerates learning and builds strong peer and mentor relationships that last a lifetime and, often, enhance your career trajectory. Earning your MBA at Concordia-Chicago is the beginning, not the end, of an ongoing relationship with an institution committed to your lifelong growth and success.

What is a Dual Degree?

Through careful planning and academic advising, a student majoring in Organizational Management or Health Care Management may move seamlessly into one of CUC’s MBA Programs.

Benefits of a Dual Degree

  • As a graduate of the Accelerated Degree Program, candidates will take six (6) fewer credit hours toward an MBA. 
  • Letters of recommendation are waived
  • 2 courses may be waived in the MBA program (if eligible): 
    • MBAC 6350 Managing Human Capital (HR, HCM, Global Teams)
    • MBAC 6500 Global Management
  • No application fee
  • No GRE requirement
  • Transcript service will be provided upon completion of ADP degree

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of a 2.85 GPA upon degree completion
  • Grade of B or higher in OMP 4431 and OMP 4440
  • Successful completion of ADP BA in Organizational Management, BA in Health Care Management, BA in Sports and Recreation Management, or BS in Human Resource Management 
  • Official transcript
  • Completed application for admission
  • Objective statement
  • Professional resume

MBA Specializations

You can customize your MBA by adding a specialization. You will need to complete additional coursework to receive one of the below specializations:

  • Accounting
  • Chief School Business Official
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Not-for-Profit Management
  • Project Management
  • School Business Management
  • Sports Management

Student Testimonial

Student advances seamlessly from Bachelor’s to MBA with CUC’s Accelerated Degree Program

I am currently pursuing the MBA dual degree program with a specialization in finance. The ADP learning experience as I earned my BA in organizational management, along with my extensive experience in banking and strong passion for helping people and organizations, influenced my decision to further my education. My transition into the MBA program was seamless and I am excited to begin this next chapter. 

Tamara Smith, current ADP Dual Degree MBA student; BA, Organizational Management, Class of  2018


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