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B.B.S. in Management/M.A. in Management

Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management / Master of Arts in Management, an accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree program jointly sponsored by the College of Business and the Graduate School of Business, is a 150-hour program. The accelerated program is designed to equip and transform students to be servant leaders with the knowledge, skills, and competencies for further growth and development, career advancement, increased marketability, and transition to other careers. The accelerated program is created for individuals who are inspired to continue their educational journey to a master’s degree while pursuing an undergraduate degree. From a financial perspective, the accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree program is more cost effective, saving time and money.


Degree Requirements Credit Hours
Undergraduate Requirements - B.B.S.
Professional Studies Credit Hours - 3
PRST 3301 Lifelong Learning (S-L) (required for all Professional Studies students)
English Credit Hours - 9
ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 or 2302
Fine Arts Credit Hours - 3
FINE 1306
History Credit Hours - 6
HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology Credit Hours - 0-2
KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
Mathematics Credit Hours - 3-4
MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1304 or 1307 or 1308 or 1405 [Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.].
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) Credit Hours - 3-4
One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion Credit Hours - 6-12
RELI 1301 and 1302. (If hours transferred at time of initial enrollment at DBU do not equal 60 or more hours, additional religion hours will be required.)
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) Credit Hours - 6
POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students.
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
Total General Studies Requirements - 39-49
B.B.S. in Management
Undergraduate Courses
Required Courses Credit Hours - 30
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
ENTR 3301 Principles of Entrepreneurship (S-L)
FINA 3301 Corporate Financial Management
MANA 3301 Principles of Management (S-L)
MANA 3308 Business and Public Law
MANA 4320 Strategy and Problems in Management
MISM 3301 Information Systems in Management
MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing
Electives Credit Hours - 35-45
  • In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.
  • For this accelerated degree, a minimum of 114 degree-applicable Undergraduate credit hours are required.
  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees. This equates to a total of 36 Undergraduate upper-level credit hours required.
Total Undergraduate Hours - 114
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses Credit Hours - 6
MANA 6320 Business Ethics
MANA 6323 Human Resource Strategy (S-L)
Total Undergraduate with Shared Hours Required - 120
Remaining Graduate Requirements
M.A. in Management Requirements
Required Core Courses Credit Hours - 18
MANA 6310 Leadership in Management
MANA 6312 Communication and Business Behavior
MANA 6314 Organizational Change and Development
MANA 6319 Operational Finance
MANA 6360 Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L)
MRKT 6341 Advanced Marketing Strategies
*M.A. in Management Concentration Credit Hours - 12
Students choose any M.A. in Management concentration.
*See M.A. in Management degree plan for information.
Total Additional Graduate Hours Required - 30
Total Credit Hours Required for Accelerated Degree - 150
Degree Requirements Credit Hours


Students must successfully complete PRST 3301 within the first term.

Students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) as part of MANA 4320, Strategy and Problems in Management. Students will prepare for the exam through completion of the coursework of MANA 4320.

DBU also offers an Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program (BBA in Management/MBA in Management) for qualifying undergraduate students. For degree plan requirements, refer to the Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs section in this catalog.



Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University
DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

Students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) as part of MANA 4320, Strategies and Problems. Students will prepare for the exam through completion of the coursework of MANA 4320.



(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.


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