Jun 23, 2021  
Graduate Studies Catalog 2017-2018 
Graduate Studies Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated BS/MBA in Operations Management

The Operations and Information Management Department offers interested and qualified undergraduate operations management students the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in operations management and a Master of Business Administration degree with an operations management focus. With judicious course scheduling, most students can complete the program within five academic years. 

Students interested in this BS/MBA degree program should apply to the Graduate Admissions Office as prescribed by the Graduate Studies Catalog. Criteria for acceptance into the combined program include the student’s previous academic performance, GMAT score, letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. Students must adhere to The Graduate Studies Catalog requirements. The Graduate Studies Catalog can be downloaded as a PDF at http://catalog.scranton.edu. 

  1. Following the completion of 60 semester hours, an undergraduate student may make application to the accelerated program provided he/she:
  • has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.00 in all coursework
  • has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.00 in his/her major

Students may apply for early admission to the OM BS/MBA degree program by:

  • Completing the online Application for Graduate Admission;
  • Submitting a GMAT score.
  • Providing three letters of recommendation from instructors who are familiar with the student’s achievements and intended academic goals;
  • Statement of purpose; and
  • Meeting with the Graduate Operations Management mentor for assistance in the process.


  2.  Upon acceptance into the OM BS/MBA program students must complete a Prospectus of Study.  The OM BS/MBA prospectus requires the signature approvals of the following individuals:

  • The Undergraduate program advisor
  • The Operations and Information Management Department Chairperson
  • The MBA Program Director
  • The KSOM Dean

Once the student is admitted into the program, the following graduate courses may be used to satisfy undergraduate requirements::

  • MKT 506 , Marketing Management (3 cr.) satisfies the undergraduate requirement of MKT 351, Principles of Marketing;
  • MGT 505 , Organizational Behavior (3 cr.) satisfies the undergraduate requirement  of MGT 352, Principles of  Management II;
  • MGT 501 , Responsibility, Sustainability and Justice (3 cr.) satisfies the undergraduate requirement of MGT 455, Business Policy and Strategy;
  • MIS 504 , Management Information Systems (3 cr.) satisfies the undergraduate requirement of OIM 471, Business Information Management

Each student in the accelerated Bachelor of Science/Master of Business Administration in Operations Management Degree program must complete three advanced electives in the OM area. The following advanced OM electives are offered in the program: OM 540 , OM 543 , OM 544 , OM 545 , OM 546 , OM 547 , and OM 549 .