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The value of an MBA goes beyond business.


Differentiate yourself with a dual-degree MBA.

It’s a competitive market, regardless of the industry you’re working in. An MBA adds value to any other degree you’re pursuing by demonstrating your exceptional work ethic and showcasing your multi-perspective problem. The Online MBA offers four dual-degree programs to help you set yourself apart in your chosen field of study.

Dual-Degree Options

  • MBA/J.D.

    With the relationship between industry and society becoming increasingly complex, the administration of private and public business enterprises requires greater interaction with the legal system. At the same time, there is an increasing need for lawyers who are fully trained in administration and management.

    In recognition of this interdisciplinary need, the MBA has a combined degree program leading to both a J.D. and an MBA, offered through both the University of Baltimore School of Law and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

    The MBA/J.D. program allows you to earn MBA and J.D. degrees in an integrated sequence of courses over a three- to four-year period. The law schools will transfer 9 credits of required MBA courses as law electives, and the MBA program will transfer 9 credits of law electives as MBA electives.

    Admission and Advisement

    Students need to apply and be admitted to both law schools and to the MBA program. The LSAT may be used in lieu of the GMAT for students who have been accepted into the law schools.

    The MBA/J.D. adviser prepares a program plan of study that lists the courses required to meet the MBA degree requirements. Both law schools also counsel students, particularly with regard to blending the degree requirements.

    Students do not take business courses during the first year of law school and either begin their MBA after the first year or interrupt the MBA for two semesters.

    Foundation Courses (12 credits)

    For information pertaining to waiving Foundation Courses, see our FAQs.

    ACCT 505 Accounting Essentials (1.5)
    ECON 505 Micro Economics (1.5)
    ECON 506 Macro Economics (1.5)
    FIN 505 Essentials of Finance (1.5)
    MKTG 505 Marketing Essentials (1.5)
    OPM 505 Intro to Operations Management (1.5)
    OPRE 505 Fundamentals of Statistics (1.5)
    OPRE 506 Managerial Statistics (1.5)


    Required Core Courses (18 credits)

    ACCT 605 Performance Management and Accounting Controls (3)
    ECON 605 Business and Public Policy in a Global Economy (1.5)
    ENTR 605 Creativity and the Entrepreneurial Mindset (1.5)
    FIN 605 Financial Management (1.5)
    INSS 605 IT for Business Transformation (3)
    MGMT 605 Leading with Integrity (1.5)
    MKTG 605 Marketing Strategy (1.5)
    OPRE 605 Business Analytics (1.5)
    MGMT 790 Strategic Management Capstone (3)


    Flexible Core Courses (9 credits)

    FINANCE (AFTER TAKING FIN 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    FIN 615 Entrepreneurial Finance (1.5) OR
    FIN 625 Corporate Finance (1.5)

    MANAGEMENT (AFTER TAKING MGMT 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    MGMT 615 Managing in a Dynamic Environment (3) OR
    MGMT 625 Collaboration, Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)

    MARKETING (AFTER TAKING MKTG 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    MKTG 615 Entrepreneurial Marketing (1.5) OR
    MKTG 625 Customers and Markets (1.5)

    OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN (AFTER TAKING OPM 505, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    OPM 615 Innovation and Project Management (3) OR
    OPM 625 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)

    Electives

    Nine credits of electives are transferred from a student’s law school coursework. One 3-credit elective must be taken from the MBA program in one of the following disciplines: accounting, finance, information systems, management or marketing.

  • MBA/M.S. IN NURSING

    The joint MBA/M.S. program is offered in conjunction with the University of Maryland School of Nursing to students seeking advanced preparation in business and nursing administration. The 66-credit curriculum combines elements of the MBA and M.S. programs and can be completed in two years of full-time study.

    You can apply to both programs concurrently or you can apply first to the nursing program and later to the business program when it is appropriate to begin joint-degree coursework. You must meet each school’s admission requirements.

    The Online MBA program requires completion of 12 credits in Foundation Courses, 24 credits in the Required/Flexible Core and 9 credits of electives.

    Foundation Courses (12 credits)

    For information pertaining to waiving Foundation Courses, see our FAQs.

    ACCT 505 Accounting Essentials (1.5)
    ECON 505 Micro Economics (1.5)
    ECON 506 Macro Economics (1.5)
    FIN 505 Essentials of Finance (1.5)
    MKTG 505 Marketing Essentials (1.5)
    OPM 505 Intro to Operations Management (1.5)
    OPRE 505 Fundamentals of Statistics (1.5)
    OPRE 506 Managerial Statistics (1.5)

    Required Core Courses (18 credits)

    ACCT 605 Performance Management and Accounting Controls (3)
    ECON 605 Business and Public Policy in a Global Economy (1.5)
    ENTR 605 Creativity and the Entrepreneurial Mindset (1.5)
    FIN 605 Financial Management (1.5)
    INSS 605 IT for Business Transformation (3)
    MGMT 605 Leading with Integrity (1.5)
    MKTG 605 Marketing Strategy (1.5)
    OPRE 605 Business Analytics (1.5)
    MGMT 790 Strategic Management Capstone (3)

    Flexible Core Courses (9 credits)

    FINANCE (AFTER TAKING FIN 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    FIN 615 Entrepreneurial Finance (1.5) OR
    FIN 625 Corporate Finance (1.5)

    MANAGEMENT (AFTER TAKING MGMT 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    MGMT 615 Managing in a Dynamic Environment (3) OR
    MGMT 625 Collaboration, Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)

    MARKETING (AFTER TAKING MKTG 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    MKTG 615 Entrepreneurial Marketing (1.5) OR
    MKTG 625 Customers and Markets (1.5)

    OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN (AFTER TAKING OPM 505, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    OPM 615 Innovation and Project Management (3) OR
    OPM 625 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)

    Electives (9 credits)

    NURS 622 Systems in Health Care Delivery
    NURS 691 Organizational Theory
    NURS 692 Administration of Nursing Services
  • MBA/PH.D. IN NURSING

    In conjunction with the University of Maryland School of Nursing, the MBA/Ph.D. is designed for students seeking advanced research and practice-based study in the fields of nursing and business administration. The 85-credit curriculum combines elements of the Ph.D. and MBA programs and can be completed in four years of full-time study.

    You can apply to the nursing program first and later apply to the business program when it is appropriate to begin joint-degree coursework. You must meet each school’s admission requirements and complete core and cross-functional courses.

    Foundation Courses (12 credits)

    For information pertaining to waiving Foundation Courses, see our FAQs.

    ACCT 505 Accounting Essentials (1.5)
    ECON 505 Micro Economics (1.5)
    ECON 506 Macro Economics (1.5)
    FIN 505 Essentials of Finance (1.5)
    MKTG 505 Marketing Essentials (1.5)
    OPM 505 Intro to Operations Management (1.5)
    OPRE 505 Fundamentals of Statistics (1.5)
    OPRE 506 Managerial Statistics (1.5)

    Required Core Courses (18 credits)

    ACCT 605 Performance Management and Accounting Controls (3)
    ECON 605 Business and Public Policy in a Global Economy (1.5)
    ENTR 605 Creativity and the Entrepreneurial Mindset (1.5)
    FIN 605 Financial Management (1.5)
    INSS 605 IT for Business Transformation (3)
    MGMT 605 Leading with Integrity (1.5)
    MKTG 605 Marketing Strategy (1.5)
    OPRE 605 Business Analytics (1.5)
    MGMT 790 Strategic Management Capstone (3)

    Flexible Core Courses (9 credits)

    FINANCE (AFTER TAKING FIN 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    FIN 615 Entrepreneurial Finance (1.5) OR
    FIN 625 Corporate Finance (1.5)

    MANAGEMENT (AFTER TAKING MGMT 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    MGMT 615 Managing in a Dynamic Environment (3) OR
    MGMT 625 Collaboration, Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)

    MARKETING (AFTER TAKING MKTG 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    MKTG 615 Entrepreneurial Marketing (1.5) OR
    MKTG 625 Customers and Markets (1.5)

    OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN (AFTER TAKING OPM 505, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    OPM 615 Innovation and Project Management (3) OR
    OPM 625 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)

    Electives (9 credits: Select three of the four courses.)

    NURS 811 Measurement of Nursing Phenomena
    NURS 814 Design and Analysis for Non-Experimental Nursing
    NURS 815 Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research
    NURS 816 Multivariate Analysis in Social Health Care Research
    NURS 818 Research Practica (1-6 credits) 

     

  • MBA/PHARM.D.

    In conjunction with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, the MBA/Pharm.D. program provides you with management skills and teaches you how to develop entrepreneurial capabilities for a pharmacy career in a diverse range of health-care areas. Enrollment in the dual-degree program allows for the transfer of seven pharmacy courses toward the MBA.

    Pharm.D. students must have completed a bachelor’s degree or four years of college to be eligible for admission to the MBA program. Applicants must file an application with the University of Baltimore and request that the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s Office of Student Affairs send copies of their pre-pharmacy transcripts to UB. If the applicant has not taken the GMAT, the PCAT will be substituted. 

    Foundation Courses (12 credits)

    For information pertaining to waiving Foundation Courses, see our FAQs.

    PHAR 547 Epidemiology and Medical Evidence [OPRE 505 + OPRE 506] (3)
    ACCT 505 Accounting Essentials (1.5)
    PHMY 577 CER and Pharmaceutical Economics [ECON 505 + ECON 506] (3)
    FIN 505 Essentials of Finance (1.5)
    PHMY 562 Patient Practice Management [OPM 505] (1.5)
    MKTG 505 Essentials of Marketing (1.5)


    Required Core Courses (18 Credits)

    ACCT 605 Performance Management and Accounting Controls (3)
    ECON 605 Business and Public Policy in a Global Economy (1.5)
    ENTR 605 Creativity and the Entrepreneurial Mindset (1.5)
    FIN 605 Financial Management (1.5)
    INSS 605 IT for Business Transformation (3)
    MGMT 605 Leading with Integrity (1.5)
    MKTG 605 Marketing Strategy (1.5)
    OPRE 605 Business Analytics (1.5)
    MGMT 790 Strategic Management Capstone (3)


    Flexible Core Courses (9 credits)

    FINANCE (AFTER TAKING FIN 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    FIN 615 Entrepreneurial Finance (1.5) OR
    FIN 625 Corporate Finance (1.5)

    MANAGEMENT (AFTER TAKING MGMT 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    MGMT 615 Managing in a Dynamic Environment (3) OR
    MGMT 625 Collaboration, Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)

    MARKETING (AFTER TAKING MKTG 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    MKTG 615 Entrepreneurial Marketing (1.5) OR
    MKTG 625 Customers and Markets (1.5)

    OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN (AFTER TAKING OPM 505, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

    OPM 615 Innovation and Project Management (3) OR
    OPM 625 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)

    Electives (9 Credits: Select from among the following courses.)

    PHMY 583 Management of Health Systems (3)
    PHAR 580 Pharmacy Law (2)
    PHAR 563 Population Based Strategies I (2)
    PHAR 571 Population Based Strategies II (2)
    PHMY 504 Issues in Health-System Pharmacy (1)
    PHMY 507 Pharmacist in Charge (2)
    PHMY 598 Effective Leadership and Advocacy (2)