Dual degrees add an extra element of customization, allowing you to earn two degrees in a condensed time period. To obtain a dual degree, the student must satisfy the admission, course, and examination requirements of both programs. Students must be admitted to both programs before 12 credit hours of program work have been completed in either program. Dual degree options include:
This program provides an accelerated track for undergraduate Industrial Systems Engineering students who want to pursue an MBA. This dual degree is referred to as the 3-2 program, which is designed for Industrial Systems Engineering students with managerial skills. Students apply for the joint program their junior year of undergraduate studies. Apply HERE
This four-year program is designed to provide professionals with legal training and managerial skills to achieve high levels of career success in an increasingly complex world. With the benefit of the degrees from two of Oklahoma's top programs, JD/MBA graduates go on to be corporate lawyers and run their own law firms and businesses. Students typically complete two full years of Law coursework, then schedule their MBA and remaining Law courses into years three and four. After four years, students save a total of 22 hours compared with completing the JD and MBA degrees separately. It is best to apply for the dual JD/MBA program during the second year of Law coursework.
The joint MBA/MS in MIT program allows students to develop a broad general business background along with a deeper understanding of information technology. Students are given the information needed to manage information technology firms as well as other areas of business. The dual MBA/MS MIT is STEM-designated.
The joint MBA/MS in Finance program allows students to simultaneously build a strong business strategy and management foundation and deepen their understanding of corporate finance, investment analytics, and modelling. The Finance coursework is delivered in a lock-step online format, meaning students work through a pre-determined sequence of classes to complete that degree.
OU College of Pharmacy students are eligible to apply for the PharmD/MBA dual degree option, adding just one year of additional study to the four-year Pharmacy degree. Adding an MBA degree opens the door to managerial positions such as director of pharmacy, supervisor, pharmacy manager, pharmacoeconomic positions, professional association work, project management, academia and health system administration. Students will learn how metrics can be used in strategic planning and business analysis. Additionally, the program allows opportunities for inter-professional collaboration.
All courses for the dual degree program are offered on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus. Students begin the program at the OU College of Pharmacy for the first two years. In the third year, students take courses both at the OU College of Pharmacy and the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business in Oklahoma City. During the fourth year, students take a full schedule of business classes. Finally, the fifth year is spent on monthly advanced pharmacy practice experience rotations.
In addition to the above approved dual MBA degree programs, you may seek dual master's degrees in any two areas of your choosing. To pursue the generic dual master's degree, you must be admitted to both programs before 12 credit hours of program work is completed in either program.
The requirements for the program are:
- All degree requirements, including research tools, foreign languages, comprehensive examination, thesis and deficiencies, must be met for both programs.
- Up to 20% of the total graduate credit hours required for both degrees taken individually may be double counted, e.g., counted as credit for both
- The double–counted courses must be appropriate for each degree.
- You will not receive either degree until coursework for both degrees is completed.