This program permits outstanding undergraduate majors in Business Information & Technology (B.B.A.) to begin coursework for the M.S. in Information Systems during their senior year. Students interested in this accelerated program are encouraged to begin planning for it early in their undergraduate careers, in consultation with both their undergraduate advisor and the M.S. Coordinator of the Department of Business Information & Technology.
To be accepted into the Accelerated M.S. Program, students must have a grade point average of at least 3.25, and must submit two letters of reference and a copy of their transcript to the Department of Business Information & Technology. Each applicant will also complete an interview with the M.S. Coordinator of the Department.
After being accepted into the program, the student will work closely with his or her undergraduate advisor and the M.S. Coordinator in order to develop a carefully tailored program of study so that he or she can begin work on the M.S. as they complete their undergraduate degree.
Students must also apply to the Graduate School for “combination status,” which allows them to take graduate courses in Information Systems. To continue the Program once they have completed the B.B.A., students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the M.S. Program in Information Systems.
Up to 9 hours of graduate coursework may be applied to both the Bachelor’s and the M.S. degrees in Information Systems.