For students in the Business Scholars program at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), one degree just wasn’t enough. In this accelerated dual degree program within the School of Business Administration at CUW, a select group of students are earning their undergrad degrees in Business Administration as they simultaneously earn their MBA.
Students in the program complete both degrees in four years, which means many students graduate with a Master’s degree at age 21. For most seniors in college, finishing one undergrad degree is a major challenge, but these Business Scholars go above and beyond bearing the usual college workload.
Students are taught by business industry professionals who are “dedicated to leading others in their field of expertise. (In CUW’s MBA program) you will receive the benefit of worldwide practitioner instructors, individualized programs that start at your convenience, and unique perspectives from a diverse student body,” according to CUW’s website.
Scholars can add to their educational toolbox by studying topics from real estate investment to securities analysis and risk management, and become prepared for many positions within the business sector.
Highly qualified incoming freshmen are admitted by the School of Business administration into the Business Scholars program, and are full graduate students throughout their junior and senior years as they begin graduate course work starting in their third year. Business Scholars are required to maintain a 3.5 GPA, and complete internships related to both their undergrad and graduate degrees, according to the CUW academic catalog. By taking a heavy load of credits every semester (at least 18) some Business Scholars don’t even need to take summer or interim classes.
Seniors in the program like Micah Wheeler are seeing their hard work pay off.
“It’s so exciting to have almost completed the Business Scholars program at CUW. I can’t wait to enter the workforce and put the knowledge gained from my MBA classes to work,” Wheeler said.