The BA/MBA program is open to qualified graduating high school seniors and Walsh University undergraduate business majors who want to expand their business knowledge and purse an MBA degree. Students may apply as part of the undergraduate admissions process and up to the end of the first semester in which they will attain junior-class level status (60 earned credit hours) at Walsh.

By entering the BA/MBA Program, students will simultaneously earn credits toward both their undergraduate business degree and their MBA. Students in the program have the benefit of direct admission into the MBA program without taking the GMAT or the MBA Prep Series courses. This saves both time and money, allowing students to complete their MBA and enhance their skills in less time. 

Admission Requirements

A high school student applying to the BA/MBA Program must satisfy two of the following:

  • Minimum 3.50 cumulative high school GPA.
  • Minimum ACT score of 25 or an SAT score of 1200.
  • Graduate in the top 15% of high school class.

A matriculated DeVille School of Business (DSoB) undergraduate business major or a student transferring into the DSoB at Walsh University from another Walsh University undergraduate program wishing to apply to the BA/MBA Program must satisfy two of the following:

  • Minimum 3.50 cumulative high school GPA performance.
  • Minimum ACT score of 25 or an SAT score of 1200.
  • Minimum 3.25 cumulative weighted average GPA for all previous college coursework.

APPLICATION Process - Contact Tim Carter at tcarter@walsh.edu or 330.490.7524

ADMISSION DECISION

A BA/MBA student is dually admitted to the BA in Business and the MBA programs. In addition to meeting admission requirements for both programs, the admitted student must maintain 3.50 GPA in undergraduate coursework to remain in good standing in the program. Upon successful completion of the requirements for the BA portion of the program, the student will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts in Business and a change from undergraduate to graduate student status. Upon successful completion of all graduation requirements in the MBA Program, the student will be awarded a Master in Business Administration.

If an admitted student fails to complete any/all undergraduate graduation requirements, the student's MBA Program status will be changed to "provisional" until such time that these undergraduate graduation requirements have been met.

 

UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE POLICIES

While an undergraduate, all university and undergraduate policies will apply to the student. Following completion of the undergraduate degree, all university and DeVille School of Business MBA Program policies will apply to the student.

MBA COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR BA/MBA PROGRAM BUSINESS MAJORS

A student admitted to BA/MBA Program will be begin MBA coursework in the senior year while competing undergraduate coursework. The MBA courses may be used to satisfy the student's undergraduate elective options. To receive MBA credit for courses, the student must attain a grade of "B-"or higher.

ACCOUNTING MAJORS:

  • MBA 621 (Sustainable Ethical Leadership)
  • MBA 626 (Applied Organizational Research & Analysis)

FINANCE MAJORS:

  • MBA 621 (Sustainable Ethical Leadership)
  • MBA 626 (Applied Organizational Research & Analysis)

MANAGEMENT MAJORS:

  • MBA 624 (Marketing)
  • MBA 626 (Applied Organizational Research & Analysis)

MARKETING:

  • MBA 621 (Sustainable Ethical Leadership)
  • MBA 622 (Organizational Behavior & Communication)

The MBA courses taken during the student's senior year will be included in the student's normal undergraduate tuition fee structure. After completing the Bachelor's degree, the student is eligible to receive the Walsh University 25% tuition discount on all future coursework completed at the University.