Accelerated BS-Applied Mathematics MBA (Joint Degree Program)

The Accelerated BS-Applied Mathematics MBA program is designed to allow undergraduate Applied Math students to complete the Gateway courses with undergraduate equivalents and begin taking graduate level business courses while completing the bachelor’s degree.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes in this program include:

  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of standard topics in: calculus, linear algebra, differential equations and advanced calculus (theory and analysis of basic rules of calculus).
  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of standard topics in: applied numerical methods, mathematical models and statistics.
  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of standard topics in an application area, such as applied mathematics, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering, economics, etc.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate mathematical results in written form.
  • Students will be able to formulate, analyze and solve mathematical models.
  • Students will be able to apply mathematical theories to solving routine and non-routine mathematical models.

Admission Requirements

Students are asked to formally apply to the accelerated program through the Graduate School during the third year of their bachelor’s degree. Admission Requirements to the MBA portion of the degree program are: An overall GPA of 2.0 for all courses taken, a 3.0 GPA for courses in mathematics, and a 3.5 GPA in CBA courses. In addition the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is required for admission. Scores above 500 are expected with scores of 600 or better preferred for students seeking a graduate assistantship. Information on the test is available at The GRE, MCAT and LSAT are also approved for admission. Scores of 50% or better on all sections are expected.

Application Deadline

  • July 15 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment
  • April 15 for Summer enrollment

It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing.  I-20 forms are processed by the Office of International Programs.

The School of Law should be contacted for its application deadline information.

Additional Information

Program Structure

Mathematics (3450)
B.S. - Bachelor of Science and M.B.A - Master of Business Administration
Major: Applied Mathematics (345022BS and 603001MBA)
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Program Structure for MBA Portion

MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 Credits): May be waived based on undergraduate equivalents as outlined above
6200:601 Financial Accounting 3
6400:602 Managerial Finance 3
6400:655 Government and Business 3
3250:600 Foundations of Economic Analysis 3
6700:695 Gateway Internship* 3
*Required for students with no work experience; taken for credit but not applied toward graduation requirements.

Gateway courses may be waived based on recent comparable coursework or waiver exams.

MBA Proficiencies 

Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:

  • Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheets 
  • Writing 
  • Quantitative Skills/Statistics 
MBA Professional Courses* (6 credits)
6700:689 Leading and Influencing 1
6700:691 Professional Integrity 1
6700:693 Negotiations in the Workplace 1
6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy 3
MBA Core Courses* (18 credits)
6200:610 Process Analysis and Cost Management 3
6400:674 Strategic Financial Decision Making 3
6500:670 Management of Supply Chain and Operations 3
6500:652 Managing People in Organizations 3
6600:620 Strategic Marketing 3
6800:605 International Business Environments 3

*All core and Professional courses require Excel, writing and statistics proficiency prior to enrollment.

MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 credits)
The Action learning course CAN be satisfied within the concentration

Electives chosen from the following courses (9 credits)
3470:569 Reliability Models 3
3470:665 Regression 3
3470:675 Response Surface Methodology 3
3470:562 Applied Regression and ANOVA 4
3470:651 Probability and Statistics 4
3470:652 Advanced Mathematical Statistics 3
3250:527 Economic Forecasting 3
3250:627 Applied Econometrics II3
3450:539 Advanced Engineering Mathematics II 3
3450:633 Methods of Applied Mathematics I 3
3450:730 Advanced Numerical Solution of Partial Differential 3
or Other graduate courses (500-level and above) could be used as electives if approved by the Director of the Graduate Programs prior to enrolling. Concentration plans must be approved by the Director prior to course selection.
MBA Integrative Course
6500:695 Organizational Strategy*
*(Restricted to Students graduating within two semesters)
Total Credit Hours 48-51

Need more Information about the Program?

A list of course requirements is available in the Department of Mathematics. For more information about the program, contact Dr. Curtis Clemons at, or call 330-972-8353. For more information about the MBA portion of the program, contact Myra Weakland, MBA at or call 330-972-7043.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

Not all departments offer graduate assistantships. Students should inquire with the department directly to determine assistantship availability.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

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