Accelerated Applied Math BS/MBA Program

5-Year Program in Applied Mathematics/Business Administration (Accelerated BS/MBA)

After successful completion of this accelerated five-year BS/MBA program, students will receive a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and a master’s degree in business administration. Students in this program will be supervised by faculty advisors in applied mathematics and the College of Business Administration (CBA), and are expected to finish the core course requirements and most of the electives for the bachelor’s degree in the first three years of the program.

Upon acceptance, students will be expected to complete the remaining electives of the bachelor’s degree and 38 - 41 credits of graduate course work for the MBA degree in the last two years of the program, while registering for at least nine graduate credits in each semester of the last two years of the program. Students will be eligible to apply for an industrial graduate assistantship in these last two years of the program.

Application and Admission

Students are asked to formally apply to the accelerated program through the Graduate School during the third year of their bachelor’s degree. Admission Requirements to the MBA portion of the degree program are: An overall GPA of 2.0 for all courses taken, a 3.0 GPA for courses in mathematics, and a 3.5 GPA in CBA courses. In addition the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is required for admission. Scores above 500 are expected with scores of 600 or better preferred for students seeking a graduate assistantship. Information on the test is available at The GRE, MCAT and LSAT are also approved for admission. Scores of 50% or better on all sections are expected.

Program Structure

Mathematics (3450)
B.S. - Bachelor of Science and M.B.A - Master of Business Administration
Major: Applied Mathematics (345022BS and 603001MBA)
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of standard topics in: calculus, linear algebra, differential equations and advanced calculus (theory and analysis of basic rules of calculus).
  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of standard topics in: applied numerical methods, mathematical models and statistics.
  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of standard topics in an application area, such as applied mathematics, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering, economics, etc.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate mathematical results in written form.
  • Students will be able to formulate, analyze and solve mathematical models.
  • Students will be able to apply mathematical theories to solving routine and non-routine mathematical models.

Program Structure for MBA Portion

MBA Core Requirements (27 credits)
  • 6200:610 Process Analysis and Cost Management 3
  • 6400:674 Strategic Financial Decision Making 3
  • 6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy 3
  • 6500:652 Managing People in Organizations 3
  • 6500:670 Management of Supply Chains and Operations 3
  • 6500:695 Organizational Strategy 3
  • 6600:620 Strategic Marketing 3
  • 6700:689 Leading and Influencing
  • 6700:691 Professional Integrity
  • 6700:693 Negotiations in the Workplace
  • 6800:605 International Business Environments 3
Electives chosen from the following courses (9 credits)
  • 3470:569 Reliability Models 3
  • 3470:665 Regression 3
  • 3470:675 Response Surface Methodology 3
  • 3470:562 Applied Regression and ANOVA 4
  • 3470:651 Probability and Statistics 4
  • 3470:652 Advanced Mathematical Statistics 3
  • 3250:527 Economic Forecasting 3
  • 3250:627 Econometrics 3
  • 3450:539 Advanced Engineering Mathematics II 3
  • 3450:633 Methods of Applied Mathematics I 3
  • 3450:730 Advanced Numerical Solution of Partial Differential 3
    Other graduate courses (500-level and above) could be used as electives if approved by the Director of the Graduate Programs prior to enrolling. Concentration plans must be approved by the Director prior to course selection.

Need more Information about the Program?

A list of course requirements is available in the Department of Mathematics. For more information about the program, contact Dr. Curtis Clemons at, or call 330-972-8353. For more information about the MBA portion of the program, contact Myra Weakland, MBA at or call 330-972-7043. Accelerated BS Applied Mathematics/MBA Fact Sheet