FHU to Offer Dual Degrees for Business Majors

JULY 2, 2013

A revamped Master of Business Administration program at Freed-Hardeman University makes it possible for undergraduate business majors in accounting, finance, management and marketing to participate in the university’s dual degree program. Beginning this fall, students will be able to pursue both a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA simultaneously through the dual degree program.

The MBA program may be completed with only 24 hours beyond the 126 required for the BBA. Students completing the program will then graduate with the two degrees.

Features of the MBA program include four-week accelerated courses offered simultaneously in two formats—totally online and a combination of face-to-face (F2F) classes and online. Face-to-face meetings will be offered in Memphis as well as in Henderson. Online students may choose to attend F2F classes at their own discretion. In addition, F2F class sessions will be recorded and archived for student access.

Undergraduate students may apply to the BBA/MBA program when they have completed 60 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and a minimum score of either a 450 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or a combined score of 290 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GMAT or GRE score is waived for students with a minimum GPA of 3.4.

Freed-Hardeman’s business programs have been accredited nationally by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools since 1994. Accreditation was reaffirmed in 2004 and the MBA program was accredited in 2010. “MBAonline.com” ranked FHU’s online program as one of the nation’s top online programs in 2013, placing it at number 15 nationally. To learn more about any of FHU’s business programs, contact Tom DeBerry, director of the graduate program, at tdeberry@fhu.edu, or Mark Steiner, dean of the College of Business, at msteiner@fhu.edu.