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.

Core: Students complete six (6) courses for a total of 18 credits:

MBA 500 Managerial Economics and Econometrics
MBA 503 Ethics and Organizational Leadership
MBA 510 Applied Statistical Methods (Fulfilled by BUS 205 or 315)
MBA 530 Corporate Finance
MBA 540 Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making (Fulfilled by ACCT  203 and 223)
MBA 569 Management Science and Analytics
MBA 610 Leadership Perspectives in HR
MBA 590 Strategic Management (Capstone – taken last)

Concentration: Students chose five (5) courses from the following concentrations for a total of 15 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)

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