C.T. Bauer College of Business > Accelerated BBA/MS - Various
An undergraduate business student in Bauer College wanting to participate in the accelerated pathway BBA/MS degree offered at Bauer should submit an application to the Bauer College Office of Undergraduate Business Programs (UBP). The application for the accelerated pathway should be submitted for review prior to a student’s final semester toward the BBA. The minimum eligibility requirements to participate in the accelerated pathway BBA/MS degree offered at Bauer are shown below, with any additional requirements specified by individual programs:
- Senior standing and completion of or in progress in the required credit hours for their major minus six (6) credit hours.
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the University of Houston.
- Minimum 3.0 grade point average in their major at the University of Houston.
- Approval from the MS degree program faculty director or faculty designee for that program that the student wants to pursue.
Participation in the accelerated pathway and taking graduate courses requires approval by the MS degree program faculty director or faculty designee for which the student intends to apply. Students who complete those graduate courses may use them toward the requirements for the BBA regardless of admission to a specialized Master degree program, either toward major or minor requirements for courses with the same letter rubrics as their major or minor, or toward elective requirements of their major. Approval for the accelerated pathway as an undergraduate and/or completion of graduate courses does not constitute automatic admission to the graduate program.
Selection of an MS Business Program and Graduate Courses:
Prior to the application process for the accelerated pathway, students should consult with the MS degree program faculty director and/or other designated faculty members and graduate advisors, and the academic advisor of their major to determine which MS degree program would add the depth or breadth to add value to their career, and the appropriate course selection based on a student’s undergraduate courses, preparation, and intended MS program. In addition, the department of their intended master’s program will maintain an approved list of graduate courses eligible for that master’s program.