General Information for Psychology BA/MBA Program
The Psychology BA/MBA program is a multi-disciplinary program offered jointly by the Department of Psychology and the School of Business. This program is designed to prepare Oswego psychology graduates for careers in business. At the conclusion of the program, the student will receive a BA in Psychology, a minor in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration degree.
Admission for Psychology BA/MBA Program
Students should apply to the MBA program in the second semester of their junior year in order to continue in the combined program. The application deadline for spring admission is November 15 and for fall admission April 15. Applicants to the MBA program must submit an application and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and a minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test. Students in the combined program with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 will receive an academic warning and students with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 for two semesters will be discontinued from the combined degree track and transferred into the regular BA Psychology four year program and the Business Administration minor program.
Degree Candidacy for Psychology BA/MBA Program
It is the responsibility of the student to file for degree candidacy once they have completed 12 to 18 credit hours of graduate study. A cumulative average of 3.0 or better is required to qualify for the awarding of degree candidacy status. The graduate director will conduct a review of the candidate’s academic performance to ensure these standards are upheld. Any credit hours over 18 are subject to forfeiture. Students not qualifying for candidacy in the MBA program will graduate with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration.
Transfer Credit for Psychology BA/MBA Program
Up to six credit hours of accredited and approved graduate work may be transferred from other accredited graduate programs of study. Only grades of ‘B’ or higher may be transferable into or out of another degree program.
Additional Information for Psychology BA/MBA Program
Students with weak writing or oral communication skills will be required to complete extra coursework in those areas. Students are encouraged to participate in internships through the Experience-Based Education Office. Credit for internships or CPA review coursework will appear on the student’s transcript, but may not be counted towards graduation in the student’s elective coursework.
Course Work for Psychology BA/MBA Program
Accepted students may take MBA 516 (International Business) and MBA 517 (Organization and Management: A Global Perspective) in their senior year. All other requirements for the regular MBA program remain the same for students enrolled in the combined degree program.