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Want to get an early start on earning your MBA?
Accelerated MBA is a great opportunity for Radford University senior students. Students with high enough GPA can start taking MBA courses as an undergraduate student and count them for their undergraduate degree. In other words, for eligible students, the MBA course will replace an undergraduate course. If the student decides to continue to the MBA program after getting his/her bachelor degree, the same course can be transferred into the MBA program saving both time and money for RU students.
If you are a senior undergraduate in any major at Radford University:
- With a GPA of 3.5 or better, you can be an Accelerated MBA student and take one MBA course per session in your senior year (Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, and Spring B), up to 4 MBA courses. These courses will both count towards your undergraduate degree and also automatically transfer into the MBA program, if you get a B or better as the course grade. If you graduate with a GPA of 3.5, the GMAT requirement will be waived and you will be automatically accepted into the MBA program.
- With a GPA between 3.2 and 3.5, you can be an Accelerated MBA student and take one MBA course per session in your senior year (Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, and Spring B), up to 4 MBA courses. These courses will both count towards your undergraduate degree and also automatically transfer into the MBA program, if you get a B or better as the course grade. The Program may still ask for the GMAT test for admission.
- With a GPA between 3.0 and 3.2, you are eligible to take MBA courses (without being an Accelerated MBA student). You can take up to 2 MBA courses in your senior year. These courses will both count towards your undergraduate degree and also automatically transfer into the MBA program, if you get a B or better as the course grade. The Program may still ask for the GMAT test for admission.
Here are some important details regarding the Accelerated MBA Program:
- You do not need to be a Business Major to be an Accelerated MBA student. All majors who meet the GPA requirement can benefit from the program.
- An MBA course may replace one of your elective courses in the undergraduate program. If you are a Business Major, there are MBA courses that may replace some required undergraduate business courses.
- Please do not wait until you become a senior student to learn about the Accelerated MBA Program. Usually, students who meet with an advisor or submit an application during their junior year are more likely to fully benefit from the Accelerated MBA program.
Contact the RU MBA Office if you are interested. We will schedule an appointment, look at your degree plan and make suggestions. Application process is easy (see the links below) and there is no application fee.
We have had quite a few students work towards their MBA degrees as undergraduates through Davis College's accelerated program. Here is what a couple of them had to say in an article about their experiences:
"No. 1, just do it. It helps immensely just getting in the program and seeing for yourself what it is like." And second, "Use your time in the program to connect with students who are further along in the program because they have a lot of valuable information and tools that have helped them and they are eager to help others and offer their advice." - Jennifer Falconer
"Dr. Schirr opened my eyes to how I could use my last year at Radford to get the most out of my resources here," said Courtenay Kaplan. Courtenay was on the Highlanders women's soccer team and feared that graduate work would be impossible with her busy schedule, but with the trimodal delivery she made it work. "When I get out of soccer practice, I usually go to class," Courtenay said. "Or, if I get out of practice late, I can watch the recording while making dinner at home. I love the flexibility it offers."
Check out the rest of the article here: https://www.radford.edu/content/radfordcore/home/news/releases/2019/october/mba-accelerated-program.html
Interested? Apply Now!
- Accelerated candidates (3.2 GPA or better): https://www.radford.edu/content/dam/colleges/cgps/PDF/accelerapp.pdf
- Permission to enroll (3.0 GPA or better): https://www.radford.edu/content/dam/colleges/cgps/PDF/permission_seniors.pdf
To learn more about the Davis College MBA accelerated program, contact the MBA Program Director at 540-831-6905 or RU MBA email.