Joint Degrees

Expand your professional options by combining business acumen of an MBA degree and specialized knowledge and skills of a Specialized Master’s program.

Students save both time and money by pursuing two degrees simultaneously rather than earning each degree separately.

By adding the MBA to your Specialized Master’s program, you are in position to advance your career into management quicker than without the business education.

Also, the MSIS degree is a STEM degree, which gives MBA/MSIS joint degree students tremendous job opportunities in the growing field of technology. As a STEM degree, the MSIS program qualifies international students for an optional practical training extension.

For more information about the MBA contact: Scot Sanders, Assistant Director of Graduate Business Admissions

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MBA/Master of Information Systems (MBA/MSIS) 

The joint degree program can be completed in 21-24 months. Each student can choose their own order of courses. Since all of the coursework is delivered in the Business School, you will take MBA and MSIS courses simultaneously. Your degree plan for the MBA/MSIS program depends on your entering semester and educational background.

MSIS Contact: Dr. Gina Green , Director, Graduate Programs in Information Systems

MBA/MSIS Degree Plan

MBA/Juris Doctor (MBA/JD)

The Business School requires MBA/JD students to take 32-35 hours of core MBA courses. Since the MBA elective course requirements are waived, the length of the MBA coursework for MBA/JD students is one year. The Business School operates on the semester system, while the Law School operates on the quarter system. Students do not take business and law classes at the same time. It is possible to complete both sets of requirements in 36 months; however, most students complete both degrees in four years. The order in which you take courses is different for each student, depending upon which program you start first. Students must start Business School in the summer semester.

Law School Contact: Jenny Branson, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Law School

MBA/JD Degree Plan

MBA/Master of Divinity (MBA/MDiv)

The Business School requires MBA/MDiv students to take 35 hours of core MBA courses. Since the MBA elective course requirements are waived, the length of the MBA coursework for MBA/MDiv students is one year. Students can choose to start either the MBA or MDiv program, but they do not take classes for both programs simultaneously. Students must start the Business School coursework in the summer semester. 

Contact: Truet Seminary

MBA/MDiv Degree Plan

MBA/Master of Social Work (MBA/MSW) 

The Business School requires MBA/MSW students to take 35 hours of core MBA courses. Since the MBA elective course requirements are waived, the length of the MBA coursework for MBA/MSW students is one year. The order in which you take courses is different for each student, depending upon which program you start first. Students can choose to start either Business or Social Work School. The length of the program can also vary depending on if you enter the Social Work school under the Advanced Standing Degree or the Standard Degree. The Advanced Standing degree requires the student to complete 29 hours of social work for a total of 62 hours for the joint degree. The Standard degree requires 51 hours of social work for a total of 84 hours for the joint degree.

Social Work Contact: MSW Admissions

MBA/MSW Degree Plan

MBA/Master of Engineering (MBA/ME) 

MBA/ME students are required to take 35 hours of core MBA courses. Since the MBA elective course requirements are waived, the length of the MBA coursework for MBA/ME students is one year. Students can choose to start either the MBA or ME program, but they do not take classes for both programs simultaneously. Students must start the MBA program in the summer semester.

School of Engineering Contact:Dr. Douglas Smith, , Graduate Director for the Master in Engineering

MBA/ME Degree Plan

MBA/Master of Healthcare Administration MBA/MHA (Military Only)

A joint offering within Baylor Business. Applicants must be members of the U.S. military. Classes are delivered at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

Master of Business Administration

Hankamer School of Business

Baylor MBA programs combine rigorous, customized classroom learning and real-world experience in equipping today's business professionals to lead with excellence, integrity, and ingenuity in the global marketplace.

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