3/2 MBA Programs
BW offers four 3/2 MBA programs providing a very effective and efficient way to earn an advanced degree. These programs enable full-time students to earn both their Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees with one additional year of study. Students remain at the full-time undergraduate day rate of tuition throughout the entire five years and participate in commencement upon completion of their fifth year.
The Accounting MBA program prepares students academically to sit for the CPA exam, in addition to giving each student complete grounding in other relevant courses such as Finance, Management, Organizational Theory etc. This is a very effective and efficient way to earn an advanced degree (MBA) in Accounting and be well prepared to sit for the CPA exam.
Students apply for the Accounting MBA program in the second semester of their Junior year. In their fourth and fifth year of study they will be enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate level coursework. Students need to work closely with their advisor to make sure they are selecting coursework that covers both degree requirements. Additionally, students are encouraged to meet with the University's Financial Aid Office since financial assistance (whether in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, etc.) is unique to each student/family situation.
The HR MBA provides students with critical managerial and leadership skills that will enable them to understand strategic and operational issues in managing human capital in organizations. The curriculum is based on the Human Resource Certification Institute requirements and prepares students in fundamental and strategic knowledge and application areas. The HR MBA is a recognized graduate degree program by the Society of Human Resource Management.
As part of the 3/2 application process, students will meet with the Director of the HR MBA program to determine career fit. Because the program is very applied in nature it is critical that students gain significant work experience. Students considering this program should meet with the Director as early as possible to make sure they will have suitable work/internship experiences prior to starting the graduate coursework. Students may apply for the HR MBA program in their Junior or Senior year.
Two five-year programs are offered to specially qualified students that combine either a Computer Science or Computer Information Systems major with a minor in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration degree. These programs are designed to prepare graduates for positions in computer and information systems management that require strong technical backgrounds, good communication skills, and an in-depth understanding of the business world.
Students enroll in the MBA in Management in their fourth and fifth years of study. Due to the scheduling constraints of these undergraduate majors, it is important that the student speak to the director of the program by the Spring semester of their sophomore year.