Accelerated Bachelor’s to MBA Program Policy

Please see the Graduate College’s Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program webpage and official Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Policy for information pertaining to all Accelerated Programs.

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in pursuing the Accelerated MBA program plan (Fall semester admission) must complete the following application requirements:  

1.      By the start of Accelerated status, they must have either:

- 75 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.2[1], or

- 90 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.0;

2.      A completed Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Application;

3.      Official transcripts from all universities attended;

4.      At least two letters of recommendation from a full-time BGSU faculty member, preferably from graduate faculty within the student’s major or targeted graduate program;

5.      A qualifying GMAT score, preferably 500 or higher.  The MBA program will also accept a GRE score for admission. Students who graduate from Bowling Green State University with a BSBA degree may be eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement.

Accelerated MBA Program Plan  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated MBA should follow the following course schedule for planning out graduate work that begins while still enrolled as an undergraduate student, followed by the courses taken when fully enrolled as a graduate student in the MBA program.  In order to complete this plan in an accelerated format, students choose the Plan II option (non-thesis).   

Undergraduate Accelerated Status (limited to 9 credits maximum)

Courses that may be taken while an undergraduate student with Undergraduate Accelerated Status that will overlap between the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (students can select three of the five listed below):

ECON 6000 Behavior of the Firm in a Global Environment (3)

MBA 6000 Financial Accounting (3)

MBA 6030 Managerial Accounting (3)

MBA 6100 Challenges and Responses of the Global Firm (3)

STAT 6010 Statistics for Managerial Decision Making (3)

Graduate Accelerated Status

Courses to be taken once the bachelor’s degree has been completed and the student is fully enrolled as a graduate student in the MBA master’s program:

           Any courses not taken in the list above while in Undergraduate Accelerated Stats

Fall Semester

ECON 6000      Economic Analysis of the Firm (3)

MBA 6000       Financial Accounting & Analysis (3)

MBA 6070       Ethics and Law in Business (3)

MBA 6820       Topics in Leadership / Management (2)

STAT 6010       Statistics for Managerial Decisions (3)

Spring Semester

MBA 6010       Quantitative Analysis (3)

MBA 6030       Managerial Accounting (3)

MBA 6040       Supply Chain Management (3)

MBA 6050       Marketing Management (3)

MBA 6060       Financial Management (3)

Summer Semester

MBA 6020       Information Technology for Managers (3)

MBA 6080       Leading for Organizational Success (3)

MBA 6100       Challenges and Responses of the Global Firm (3)

Capstone Experience:

Plan II:

MBA 6090       Strategy Design and Implementation (3)

[1] For the purposes of this policy, BGSU GPA is calculated based on BGSU credits only. However, credits transferred into BGSU may be counted as part of credit hours earned (not GPA).