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The Five-Year Programs are designed for students who want to increase their knowledge and skills in Accountancy, Information Systems Technology or Tourism Administration. In a competitive business environment, having a Master’s degree can lead to higher-level positions, more responsibility, and greater earning potential. The Five-Year Program also allows students to complete their Bachelor of Business Administration and Master’s degree in five years, thus reducing full-time graduate study to approximately two semesters. The BBA/MSIST and BBA/MTA Degrees are awarded simultaneously after the successful completion of all requirements for both degrees. The BBA/MAccy and BAccy/MAccy are awarded separately after each program’s degree requirements are satisfied.
Dr. Mary Granger
Professor, Management Science
Funger Hall, Suite 515
Dr. Sheryl Elliott
Professor, Tourism Administration
Funger Hall, Suite 301
At the end of their fourth year, Five-Year Program students will be eligible to “walk-through” the GWSB School Celebration but will not be awarded a degree. Five-Year Program students are not invited to attend the university-wide Commencement Ceremony at the end of their fourth year. Upon successful completion of all the requirements for both degrees, usually at the conclusion of the fifth year of study, students will be invited to attend both the GWSB School Celebration and the university-wide Commencement Ceremony. Both the BBA and the Master’s Degree will be awarded at this time. Students will only be eligible for applicable academic awards at the end of their fifth year.
Students in the Five-Year program must submit two Applications for Graduation in the semester in which they intend to graduate; both applications should list both the BBA and Master’s degree in the spaces provided and should be submitted to The Advising Center in Duquès 456 .
After you have completed 117 credit hours, you are no longer eligible for undergraduate financial aid, including merit and/or need-based scholarships. However, you may be eligible for graduate financial assistance; you must apply for funding through the Office of Student Financial Assistance and/or the Office of Fellowships and Graduate Student Support.