The Mike Ilitch School of Business has established an accelerated combined undergraduate and graduate program ('AGRADE') whereby qualified students in the Mike Ilitch School of Business may enroll simultaneously in undergraduate and graduate courses of the School. A maximum of twelve credits may be applied towards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in a student's major field if the major department is an AGRADE participant. Those who elect the 'AGRADE' program may expect to complete the Bachelor's and Master's degrees in five years of full-time study.
AGRADE accelerated graduate program option
Save money and time toward your graduate business degree with the Accelerated Graduate Enrollment (AGRADE) program.
Highly qualified Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business students are eligible to participate in the AGRADE program. AGRADE students can cut substantial time and as much as one-third off the total cost of a WSU graduate business degree program by applying up to 12 credits toward both their undergraduate and select graduate degrees.
- Start earning your master of business administration (M.B.A.), master of science in accounting (M.S.A.), master of science in finance or executive master of science in automotive supply chain management while completing your bachelor's degree
- Earn graduate credits at undergraduate tuition rates
- Apply up to 12 credits of selected graduate courses as dual credit for undergraduate and eligible graduate programs
- Option to move immediately to the graduate program or rejoin the program later
- Earn both your bachelor's and master's degrees in as little as five years
- Undergraduate major in accounting, finance, global supply chain management, information systems management, management or marketing
- Junior or senior standing (~90 credits earned)
- Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher at WSU
- Major GPA of 3.6 or higher at WSU
- Meet with undergraduate and graduate advisors to discuss program requirements
- Complete the Dual Credit Enrollment Form
- Courses apply to M.B.A., M.S.A., master of science in finance or executive master of science in automotive supply chain management degrees only
Transfer of courses
Only those AGRADE-approved courses in which the student has earned a B or higher will transfer to the graduate transcript. Once in the master's program, students may be required to repeat an AGRADE course in which they earn less than a B grade. AGRADE courses will not be transferred to the student's graduate transcript until one semester of graduate course work has been successfully completed.
For students approved to participate in the AGRADE program, four of the following courses from any one of the program areas listed below may be counted toward both their bachelor's degree and M.B.A. All courses are three credits.
Take no more than four courses or 12 credits from any one of the following program areas.
|ACC 7120||Introduction to Taxation: Individuals||3|
|ACC 7122||Advanced Accounting I||3|
|ACC 7130||Intermediate Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACC 7145||Accounting Systems: Design and Controls||3|
|ACC 7148||ERP Systems and Business Integration||3|
|ACC 7165||Internal Audit I||3|
|ACC 7188||Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting||3|
|ACC 7320||Introduction to Taxation: Business Entities||3|
|FIN 7000||Applied Financial Analysis||3|
|FIN 7220||Advanced Managerial Finance||3|
|FIN 7230||Investment Policies||3|
|FIN 7280||Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital||3|
|FIN 7870||International Finance||3|
|FIN 7990||Portfolio Management/Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)||3|
|Global Supply Chain Management|
|GSC 7620||Global Supply Chain Management||3|
|GSC 7650||Strategic Procurement||3|
|GSC 7670||Special Topics in Supply Chain Management||3|
|GSC 7680||Manufacturing Planning and Control||3|
|GSC 7920||Supply Chain Process Analysis and Costing||3|
|GSC 7991||Principles of Quality Management||3|
|Information Systems Management||3|
|ISM 7505||Information Analytics: Inbound Information Technology||3|
|ISM 7510||Database Management||3|
|ISM 7520||Information Systems Design||3|
|ISM 7530||Societal and Ethical Issues in the Information Age||3|
|ISM 7560||Survey of E-Commerce||3|
|ISM 7570||Advanced Business Analytics||3|
|ISM 7575||Corporate Computer Networks and IT Security||3|
|ISM 7900||Project Management||3|
|ISM 7994||Digital Content Development||3|
|MGT 7620||Complex Organizations||3|
|MGT 7640||Management of Human Resources||3|
|MGT 7650||Strategic Human Resource Management||3|
|MGT 7660||Entrepreneurial Management||3|
|MGT 7730||People Analytics||3|
|MGT 7750||Managing Employee Relations||3|
|MGT 7900||Project Management||3|
|MKT 7150||Global Automotive Marketing Strategy||3|
|MKT 7430||Advertising Management||3|
|MKT 7450||Business Research and Methodology||3|
|MKT 7470||Consumer and Industrial Buying Behavior||3|
|MKT 7500||International Marketing Strategy||3|
|MKT 7700||Management of Retail Enterprises||3|
'AGRADE' applicants must have an overall g.p.a. of 3.5 through their junior year. Applicants are also expected to have performed at a superior level in their major, as determined by the major department and reflected in a g.p.a. in the major of at least 3.6 at the time of application. Students approved for AGRADE cannot complete Senior Rule.
A student seeking 'AGRADE' status should present to the Mike Ilitch School of Business Graduate Programs Office all of the materials which that department requires for normal graduate admission, EXCEPT for the GMAT or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Specific graduate admission requirements can be found in this bulletin or obtained from the Graduate Programs Office of the Mike Ilitch School of Business at 313-577-4511.
The earliest date by which a student may apply for the 'AGRADE' program is during the semester in which he/she completes ninety credits toward the undergraduate degree. AGRADE application deadlines are the same as graduate admissions deadlines as posted on the Mike Ilitch School of Business Admissions Web Page.
Students may elect a minimum of three and a maximum of twelve 'AGRADE' credits. These will be used to complete the baccalaureate degree as well as to serve as the beginning of graduate study. Upon formal admission to a master's program, 'AGRADE' credits are transferred as if they were graduate credits transferred from a graduate program at another university. The remaining graduate credits required for the master's degree will be earned in the conventional manner following formal admission to the graduate program.
For more details about the 'AGRADE' program, contact the Frederick Hessler Student Success Center by calling 313-577-4505, or contact the Graduate Programs Office at 313-577-4511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.