B.S. in Business/M.B.A. - College of Mount Saint Vincent
Department of Accounting, Business, and Economics

B.S. in Business/M.B.A.

The B.S. in Business/M.B.A. program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP accreditation standards are modeled on the Baldrige National Quality Program, which focuses on a student-centered learning approach in the classroom. Learn about the ACBSP accreditation standards.

Students at the College of Mount Saint Vincent majoring in Business may follow a program of study, generally identified as a 4 + 1 program, that leads to the award of the Bachelor of Science degree after four years of study, and the Master of Business Administration degree after a fifth year of full time study on the graduate level.

Completing this five year plan of study requires careful planning in consultation with the student’s academic adviser and the Chair of the Department of Accounting, Business, and Economics.  Specific undergraduate coursework is required throughout the student’s first four years in order to qualify for the 4 + 1 option.

Additionally, students must earn a minimum grade of B in all undergraduate business courses.

The following table of course equivalences provides a curricular guide for students interested in this 4 + 1 program.  By completing the indicated undergraduate courses with a grade of B or better, students in this program are granted waivers for up to 30 of the 60 credits required for the MBA degree, thereby reducing the total credits for the Master’s degree to 30 credits.

Course Equivalences

Undergraduate Courses
in Business, Economics,
Accounting and Communication
MBA Graduate Course
ACCT 205 Principles of Accounting I and
ACCT 207 Principles of Accounting II
MBA 501
Managerial Accounting
BUSN 317 Principles of Finance and
B or higher in one of the following:
BUSN 405 Corporate Financial Analysis
BUSN 406 Investments
BUSN 407 Capital and Money Markets
BUSN 419 International Finance
MBA 502
Financial Management
ECON 120 Microeconomics and
ECON 130 Macroeconomics
MBA 503
Economics for Managers
BUSN 300 Quantitative Analysis and
MATH 119 Statistics
MBA 504
Data Analysis and Modeling
BUSN 106 Principles of Marketing and
B or higher in one of the following:
BUSN 307 Marketing Management
BUSN 409 International Marketing
BUSN 410 Services Marketing
BUSN XXX Sports or Fashion Marketing
MBA 505
Marketing Concepts and Strategy
BUSN 303 Fundamentals of Info Systems I and
a second course from the MIS concentration
MBA 506
Managing Info Tech and Innovation
BUSN 301 Business Law I and
BUSN 302 Business Law II
MBA 507
Business Law for Managers
BUSN 105 Principles of Management and
and B or higher in one of the following:
BUSN 210 Introduction to Sports Management
BUSN 340 Hospital and Health Care Management
BUSN 400 Business Strategy
MBA 508
Management and Organizational Theory
BUSN 318 Human Resource Strategy  and
B or higher in one of the following:
BUSN 400 Business Strategy
BUSN 408 Labor Relations and College Barg.
BUSN XXX Employment Law
MBA 509
Managing Human Resources
BUSN 316 Operations: Methods and Systems
MATH 131 Calculus
MBA 511
Operations and Production Management