Best way to complete MBA prerequisites?

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by einestein, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. einestein

    einestein New Member

    I am hoping to finish a bachelor's in criminal justice from one of the Big Three. I want to start an MBA program next year and I've pretty much settled on Texas A&M, Commerce. It has the cheapest and quickest AACSB accredited program I could find for Texas residents. The program is 48 hours, but only 30 hours for students with appropriate undergraduate coursework. Since I'm not getting an undergraduate business degree, I will need to take background courses. I really want to make this program as short as possible. I know I should probably call the school, but I want to know if any of my plans make sense. The background courses seem to have CLEP and DSST equivalents. I'm wondering if I could test out of those and get credit on my transcript at one of the Big Three. I am also wondering if there are any cheap and fast graduate certificate programs in business administration.
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  2. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I would think you could CLEP out of the pre-reqs. Contact the school and be sure the pre-reqs are not something like undergraduate work from an AACSB school or something like that. COSC will list all of the CLEPs you send to them,
  3. major56

    major56 Active Member


    Not specifically re prerequisite course work; but I’d guess in that TAMU-Commerce graduate transfer credit requirements are e.g., “A maximum of 1/3 of the credit required for a master's degree may be accepted as transfer credit from another accredited graduate school if approved by the major and/or minor department and The Graduate School.” The optimal wording “…another accredited graduate school.” I would read this as probably meaning AACSB accredited graduate school (?).
  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  5. Easiest way of course is to double-check with the school. I met all of my Indiana pre-reqs (which is AACSB-accredited as well) via testing credits.

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