Business Scholars MBA Program

Concordia University Wisconsin offers a unique and affordable fast track to a master’s degree in Business Administration. The Business Scholars Program allows highly qualified incoming freshman to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and an MBA within four years. MBA tuition costs are the same as regular four-year undergraduate fees.

Program Structure

Business Scholars who complete this challenging program will earn a BS and an MBA. The program is designed to be completed in four years. Scholar students will take an accelerated number of credits each year to complete their two degrees. In addition, the Business Scholar must maintain a 3.5 out of 4.0 academic average. The Business Scholar Program encompasses all undergraduate business majors and MBA concentrations. Students can also explore dual degree programs with partnering universities across the globe as well as study abroad opportunities. Note if a student takes over 18 credits in one semester the students will be charged an overload at the current fee. 

Core: Students complete four (4) courses for a total of twelve (12) credits: 

MBA 519 Ethical Leadership for Dynamic Organizations

MBA 534 Mastering Analytics and Decision Making

MBA 544 People-Focused Management

MBA 562 Financial Analysis to Drive Business Growth (Fulfilled by ACCT  203 and 223)

MBA 500 Managerial Economics and Econometrics

Concentration: Students chose four (4) courses from the following concentration areas for a total of twelve (12) credits: 


Communications & Public Relations


Healthcare Leadership

Human Resource Management 

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

International Business


MIS (Management Information Systems) (STEM)

Nonprofit Management & Leadership

Public Administration

Risk Management 

Sport and Hospitality Management 

Strategic Marketing 

Sustainability Management & Analytics (STEM)

Multiple Concentrations. Students may choose to earn a degree with two or more concentrations. Students will select four (4) courses from an additional concentration. For additional concentrations students can count up to two courses that overlap between concentrations. However, each concentration requires completion of a minimum of three (3) unique courses in those subsequent concentrations. 

Experiential Learning: Students chose two (2) courses for a total of six (6) credits.

MIB 570 Study Abroad (Africa, Austria, Costa Rica, and China)

MBA 587 Industry Leaders Seminar Series

MBA 845 Internship

See MBA Program Director for additional special topics.

Capstone: Students take a three (3) credit capstone course last.

 MBA 590 Strategic Management

As business leaders, it is expected that Business Scholar students participate in networking opportunities, School of Business events, and global study abroad programs.

Admission Requirements

This demanding program is open to first-year business majors who have met the following high school academic requirements:

  • High school cumulative GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0
  • ACT scores of 25 or higher
  • Combined SAT scores of 1200 or higher
  • Entering freshman from high school
  • Ability to transfer up to twenty-nine (29) credits to begin program

GPA and Probation

Business Scholar students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative average while in the program. Business Scholars whose GPA falls below a cumulative GPA lower than 3.5 will be placed on probation for one semester. If a student is unable to achieve a cumulative 3.5 GPA after the probationary semester the student will be dismissed from the Business Scholar program. The student may use the appeals procedure to present extenuating circumstances which may lead to readmission as a Business Scholar. The student will also need to present a plan for successful continuation in the program.

Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an MBA degree, a student must complete all thirty-three (33) credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and at least a C- in all MBA courses. Students must fill out an online Request to Graduate form while in their final class. Once the final grade has been posted in a student’s final class, the student must notify the MBA Office to begin file processing for creating a diploma. Please refer to the Graduation Information page on the Concordia website for important graduation deadlines.