Dual Degrees

Overview

Combine Your Passions

Dual–degree agreements between the Leeds School of Business and other highly–renowned schools and colleges on the CU–Boulder campus offer you the opportunity to combine the requirements of two disciplines. With these combined degree programs, you are able to earn both degrees together in less time than earning them sequentially.

You must apply to and meet the application and admissions standards of each program separately. All of the dual degree options offered at the Leeds School require 43 credit hours in the MBA program.

When pursuing a dual degree program you must complete the requirements for both degrees in order to receive either one of them.

Western Regional Graduate Program

Our dual-degree programs (with the exception of the JD/MBA (law) and the MBA/MS Computer Science) participate in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), part of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Reduced costs to these dual degree programs are available to students through WRGP, because WRGP students pay tuition at resident student rates.

Dual degree program applicants who are residents of any participating WICHE state may enroll as WRGP students in participating programs. There is no requirement that students meet financial aid criteria, but they must fulfill all admissions requirements and deadlines set by both programs (i.e. the MBA program and the MB/MS program).

Participating states:
Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

More Information

To apply for in-state tuition through the WRGP contact the Tuition Classification Office at the University of Colorado at Boulder by phone at 303-492-6868 or by email at tuit.class@registrar.colorado.edu.

Guidelines for WRGP Application

MBA/JD

You may earn both an MBA degree and a Juris Doctor degree in the four-year JD/MBA program.

Enrolling the first year exclusively at the law school, you will continue the second year exclusively in the business school. JD/MBA students take elective courses in both schools during the third and fourth years of the combined degree program.

You must complete a total of 43 credit hours in the business school and 77 credit hours in the law school to earn both degrees.

For more information on the CU School of Law, visit their website, e-mail lawadmin@colorado.edu, or call 303.492.3825.

MBA/JD Information Sheet

MBA/MS Computer Science

This opportunity will suit students who want to combine technical expertise with business knowledge.

In addition to the 43 credits required in the MBA program, you must complete 30 hours in Computer Science for a total of 73 hours in both programs.

For more information, visit the Computer Science website, e-mail jacqueline.deboard@colorado.edu, or call 303.492.7514.

MBA/Computer Science Information Sheet

MBA/MS Environmental Studies

An MBA degree in combination with the MS degree will provide you with a set of business tools to complement your environmental studies specialization and can expand your career options. The MBA/MS offers you the opportunity to earn both degrees together in less time than if the degrees were earned sequentially.

To support the University’s mission of advancing knowledge across disciplines, and in recognition that business education and training has relevance to many academic fields, the Leeds School of Business and the Environment Studies Program endorse a dual degree program in which both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Environmental Studies are awarded those students who satisfy the requirements outlined below.

For more information, visit the Environmental Studies website, e-mail envsgrad@colorado.edu, or call 303.492.5420.

MBA/Environmental Studies Information Sheet

Admission to the Dual Degree Program

  • Students must apply to and meet the application requirements for each program separately. The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) will be used as the standardized examination for both admissions processes. If the GRE has been taken it will be used for admission to ENVS.
  • Students must meet the admissions standards for each program separately.
  • Dual degree students may start either program first; however, in the first year of the dual degree program, courses are taken in one of the two units exclusively, and in the second year, courses are taken in the other unit exclusively. It is strongly recommended that dual degree students begin the MBA program first.
  • Description of Curriculum

    In preparation for the quantitative nature of the MBA program, Environmental Studies students are strongly advised to enroll in the following courses as prerequisites to both programs.

    For preparation in mathematics:
    Math 1001 and Math 1300; or Econ 1078 and Econ 1088

    For preparation in statistics:
    BCOR 2010, or Econ 3818

    If a dual degree student starts in the Environmental Studies program during the first year of the dual degree program, he or she will enroll in 18 hours of the common and secondary core courses, as well as electives, if appropriate, including the following:

    • 9 hours of the common core: ENVS 5000, ENVS 5001, and ENVS 5002; and
    • 9 hours in the secondary core, choosing from courses offered in energy, policy, water, or biogeosciences; or appropriate electives.

    Dual degree students who start in the Environmental Studies program first will enroll in the following MBA courses during the second year in the program (31 credits):

    • Quantitative Methods
    • Socially Responsible Enterprise
    • Managerial Economics I & II

    • Marketing Management
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Accounting
    • Strategy
    • Decision Modeling
    • Professional/Career Development
    • Two business electives

    If a dual degree student starts his or her first year in the business school, the above two steps are reversed.

    A dual degree student will enroll in a combination of Environmental Studies and MBA courses during the third year in the dual degree program, as described below:

    MBA requirements to be taken during the 2nd and/or 3rd year (12 credits)

    • Organizational Management requirement (3 credits). Choice of Managing Organizational Change, Negotiation & Conflict Management, or Executive Leadership.

      Business electives to complete a total of 43 MBA hours.

      All remaining 18 hours required for Master of Science in Environmental Studies will be taken during the third year or as advised by the Environmental Studies program.

      Graduation Requirements

      Dual degree students will be required to complete 43 hours of MBA coursework and 36 hours of Environmental Studies coursework, for a total of 79 hours in both programs.

      Both degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

      Dual degree students must maintain the academic and ethical standards required of both schools. Students in good standing in one school, but not the other, may be allowed to continue in the school in which they are in good standing.

      Students who do not complete the dual degree program requirements (i.e., who withdraw for any reason from one of the two programs) will be required to meet the full requirements of the remaining program in which they are enrolled.

      MBA Admissions Process

      Students who are already enrolled in the graduate program in Environmental Studies and plan to apply for this dual degree opportunity, will need to start their preparations during the first year of graduate study.

      Prepare for and take the GMAT if you have not yet taken it.

      Complete the on-line application at leeds.colorado.edu/mba. This will include:

      • Responses to several essay questions

      • A professional resume

      Submit three professional (not academic) recommendations. These may be submitted as part of the on-line application process or may be sent to us directly in sealed envelopes signed across the seal by the recommender.

      For more information contact:

      • Sharon Collinge
        Graduate Director
        Environmental Studies Program
        sharon.collinge@colorado.edu
        303-735-3242
      • Scott Campbell
        Director of MBA Admissions
        Leeds School of Business
        scott.b.campbell@colorado.edu
        303-492-1084

      Please call 303-492-8397 or 303-492-1084 to speak with an admissions advisor.

MBA/MS Telecommunications

To support the University’s mission of advancing knowledge across disciplines, and in recognition that business education and training has relevance to many academic fields, the Leeds School of Business and the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program endorse a dual degree program in which both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Telecommunications awarded those students who satisfy the requirements outlined below.

The University of Colorado at Boulder is one of the few universities in the nation to offer a dual degree awarding an MBA and an MS in telecommunications. The Denver/Boulder region provides an ideal location in which to study these two disciplines together, as it is the home to global information leaders such as Qwest Communications and Level 3 Communications.

For more information about the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program, visit the website, email itp@colorado.edu, or call 303.492.8475.

MBA/Telecommunications Information Sheet

An MBA degree in combination with the MS degree in Telecommunications will provide you with a set of business tools to complement your technology skills and expand your career options. The dual MBA/MS offers you the opportunity to earn both degrees together in less time than if the degrees were earned sequentially.

Description of Curriculum

Dual degree students who start in the Telecommunications department, will enroll in a full load of Telecommunications courses during the first year in the program, as described below:

  • TLEN 5310 Telecommunication Systems
  • TLEN 5330 Data Communications 1
  • TLEN 5010 Network Economics & Finance
  • TLEN 5210 Principles of Telecom Policy
  • TLEN 5600 Telecommunications Seminar
  • Plus additional elective classes from the following categories
  • 3 credits of policy and law classes
  • 3 credits of business and economics courses
  • 6 credits of technology courses
  • 3 credits of computer courses

For an updated course list visit http://telecom.colorado.edu/degrees-certificates/ms-telecommunications

Dual degree students who start in the Telecommunications department will enroll in the following MBA courses during the second year in the program: (31 credits)

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Marketing Management
  • Socially Responsible Enterprise
  • Corporate Finance
  • Managerial Economics I & II
  • Strategy
  • Financial Accounting
  • Decision Modeling
  • Business Writing/Professional Development
  • Two Business Electives

If a dual degree student starts his or her first year in the business school, the above two steps are reversed.

A dual degree student will enroll in a combination of Telecommunication and MBA courses during his or her third and fourth years in the dual degree program, as described below:

MBA requirements to be taken during the final year (12 credits)

  • Organizational Management requirement (3 credits). Choice of Managing Organizational Change, Negotiation & Conflict Management, or Executive Leadership.

    3 Business electives to complete a total of 43 MBA hours.

    All remaining coursework required for the MS in Telecommunications will be taken during the third or fourth year.

    Graduation Requirements

    Dual degree students will be required to complete 43 hours of MBA coursework and 33 hours of Telecom coursework, for a total of 76 hours in both programs.

    Both degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

    Dual degree students must maintain the academic and ethical standards required of both schools. Students in good standing in one school, but not the other, may be allowed to continue in the school in which they are in good standing.

    Students who do not complete the dual degree program requirements (i.e., who withdraw for any reason from one of the two programs) will be required to meet the full requirements of the remaining program in which they are enrolled.

    For more information contact:

    • Elizabeth Golder
      Deputy Director
      Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program
      itp@colorado.edu
      303-735-3242
    • Scott Campbell
      Director of MBA Admissions
      Leeds School of Business
      scott.b.campbell@colorado.edu
      303-492-1084

    Please call 303-492-8397 or 303-492-1084 to speak with an admissions advisor.

MBA/MA Fine Arts

This opportunity will appeal to students with career aspirations in gallery or museum management, or in starting entrepreneurial ventures combining their business and artistic talents.

The Department of Art & Art History offers an innovative, cross-disciplinary, and student-centered learning environment characterized by excellence in art history, ceramics, drawing and painting, photography and digital media, printmaking, and sculpture.

Dual-degree students in studio arts are required to complete 45 hours of fine arts course work. Dual-degree students in art history are required to complete 30 hours of fine arts course work.

For more information, visit their website, e-mail finearts@colorado.edu, or call 303.492.6504.

MBA/Fine Arts Information Sheet

MBA/MA Theatre & Dance

An MBA degree in combination with an MA degree in Theatre and Dance will provide students with a set of business tools to complement their artistic talents and expand their career options. The dual MBA/MA offers students the opportunity to earn both degrees together in less time than if the degrees were earned sequentially.

Dual degree students will be required to complete 43 hours of MBA coursework and 24 hours of Theatre/Dance coursework. A minimum of 67 approved credit hours must be completed to earn both degrees.

For more information visit the website, e-mail thtrdnce@colorado.edu, or call 303.492.5809.

MBA/Theatre & Dance Information Sheet

MBA/MA Anthropology

This combination of degrees will suit you if your career interests include managing the business aspects of archeological projects, working in the growing field of corporate cultural anthropology, ethnography or museum management.

Students may have a primary specialization in any of the major subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural, or physical anthropology and must complete 30 hours of graduate work in the anthropology program.

For more information visit the website, email anthro@colorado.edu, or call 303.492.2547.

MBA/Anthropology Information Sheet

MBA/MA German Studies

The department offers an interdisciplinary MA in German Studies, focusing on the German-speaking, Central European society from the Enlightenment to the present.

This option may appeal to students who plan to work for a global corporation, particularly in Europe, where language skills will be an important asset.

Students in this program must complete 27 hours of graduate work in the Germanic languages program.

For more information, visit the website, e-mail gsll@spot.colorado.edu, or call 303.492.7404.

MBA/German Studies Information Sheet

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