Any university's let you transfer Master level credits to a Bachelor?

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Adam311, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Adam311

    Adam311 Member

    Hi all,

    Any university's let you transfer Master level credits to a Bachelor?

    I completed my MBA from WGU, now I'm looking to do another Bachelors in accounting. Do any online universitys let you transfer Master level credits towards a Bachelors?

  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    And why would you want undergraduate credit for graduate level course work?
  3. nyvrem

    nyvrem Active Member

    Are you trying to double dip for credits ?

  4. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    I have a B.S. in Business Administration. Let's say I go on to earn an MBA. But now I'm working in a job where a stronger accounting background would really help me stand out, but isn't essential to the role (i.e., I'm not working as an accountant). I don't want a Master of Accountancy or anything like that. While those credentials may help an accountant, they would veer too far off course for me. I don't want a certificate. But, with minimal difficulty, I can go to Excelsior or TESC and get a second bachelors in accounting.

    I completely made all of that up. However, I did so by trying to put myself in the shoes of someone who might want a second bachelors in accounting. I have a B.S. and an M.S.M. in real life. And I also thought of tacking on a second bachelors in Organizational Development at one point. I didn't want a Masters in OD. I didn't want to invest a whole heck of a lot of time in studying OD. My thought was that if I could knock out a second bachelors in say, a year, it would help complement my current credentials.

    I abandoned this plan because I think the ROI doesn't justify it. But for others, I could see how it would be useful to do.

    To the OP's original question, I don't know but my suspicion is "yes," in certain circumstances. When I was in the Navy I took a single graduate course before I had a bachelors degree (it was part of a G.C. that only required you to have 90 undergrad credits to enroll and has since added a bachelors requirement). Colorado Technical University accepted the credits. However, let me add that the course was in religious literature and CTU applied it to the one English Lit course they were requiring of me otherwise.

    So my graduate level course was used to meet a level 100 requirement. Now, had I been studying toward a B.A. in Literature or Religious Studies, maybe it would have been more useful. But applying it to a business degree, this was all I could get.

    Keep in mind that, unlike in my situation, you are also going to be dealing with "second degree" requirements (typically that you earn 24 credits post-bachelors as part of the new program). I'm sure that TESC and Excelsior don't want to get into the habit of simply awarding a second bachelors for anyone with a masters who comes along and asks for one.

    One of the more interesting pathways to a B.S. in Accounting I found is if you take the PennFoster Accounting associates program, get those courses (which are reviewed by ACE) added to your ACE transcript and then send it over to TESC. The ACE reviewed PF courses just so happen to align with the major requirements at TESC and there just happen to be about 6 of them (24 credits).

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