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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

COURSE DELIVERY METHOD DURATION TOTAL CREDITS TUITION PER YEAR
ON CAMPUS ONLINE 3 YEARS 72 $25,200
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DEGREE DETAILS

The dual master degrees are earned by completing 72 credit hours of coursework, of which 48 credit hours are core courses, 15 credit hours are electives, leaving nine credits, which are counted for both programs from the core courses.

Students should meet the following minimum requirements to qualify for a graduate degree:
Minimum Passing Grade Per Course B-CGPA 3.00
Total Required Credits 72

1. Students enrolled in the graduate program must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 to qualify for the graduate degree, to remain in good standing, and to graduate.
2. The Maximum Time Frame (MTF) for completion of the graduate program is 54 credits.
3. A graduate student may transfer up to 50% of credits earned at accredited institutions.

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PROGRAM OUTCOMES

1. Demonstrate professionalism, self-awareness, leadership, and effective communication skills.
2. Understand ethical issues and dilemmas that businesses often face.
3. Apply specialized knowledge, big data, and quantitative skills to solve business problems.
4. Demonstrate a global perspective and an awareness of how cultural differences impact businesses.
5. Possess the skills required to integrate concepts from various disciplines to identify and develop business strategies.
6. Possess the skills required to work and lead effectively in a team-based environment.

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COURSES IN THE DEGREE

The dual master degrees are earned by completing 72 credit hours of coursework, of which 48 credit hours are core courses, 15 credit hours are electives, leaving nine credits, which are counted for both programs from the core courses. Because of the intensive nature of this program, students are admitted as a cohort in the fall and spring (no summer starts) and must follow the program plan to be successful.

DUAL MASTER PROGRAM:
COURSE LISTING

FALL START - Core Requirements: 48 Credits (14 Courses)

Course Code Course Name Pre Requisite Credit
Fall 1      
BUSN 601 Entrepreneurship   3
BGDA 501 Introduction to Big Data   3
CMPS 514 Management Information System   3
Spring 1      
MGTK 512 Marketing Management   3
BGDA 511 Big Data and Analytics CMPS 514 3
MGMT 502 Leadership and Organizational Behaviour   3
Summer 1      
FINC 509 Financial Management   3
BGDA 522 Applied Statistics   3
Fall 2      
ACCT 507 Managerial Accounting   3
BGDA 555 Bussines Intelligence BGDA 522 3
CAPS 501 Research Methods**   3
Spring 2      
ECON 605 Quantitative Methods in Bussines and Economics   3
BGDA 510 Data Mining CMPS 514 3
MKTG 615 Market Analiytcs** BGDA 555 3
Summer 2      
Elective*   3
Elective*   3
Fall 3      
Elective*   3
Elective*   3
Elective*   3
Spring 3      
CAPS 621 Capstone Project I** All Cores 3
CAPS 622 Capstone Project II All Cores 3
*3 electives must be Big Data
*2 electives must be MBA
**course requirements for both degrees, and counted as two courses (9 credits)

SPRING START - Core Requirements: 48 Credits (14 Courses)

Course Code Course Name Pre Requisite Credit
Spring 1      
CMPS 514 Management Information System   3
MGMT 502 Leadership and Organizational Behaviour   3
MGTK 512 Marketing Management   3
Summer 1      
FINC 509 Financial Management   3
BGDA 522 Applied Statistics   3
Fall 1      
ACCT 507 Managerial Accounting   3
BUSN 601 Entrepreneurship   3
BGDA 501 Introduction to Big Data   3
Spring 2      
ECON 605 Quantitative Methods in Bussines and Economics   3
BGDA 510 Data Mining CMPS 514 3
BGDA 511 Big Data and Analytics CMPS 514  
Summer 2      
Elective*   3
Fall 2      
Elective*   3
BGDA 555 Bussines Intelligence BGDA 522  
CAPS 501 Research Methods**   3
Spring 3      
MKTG 615 Market Analiytcs** BGDA 555 3
Elective*   3
Elective*   3
Summer 3      
Elective*   3
Fall 3      
CAPS 621 Capstone Project I** All Cores 3
CAPS 622 Capstone Project II All Cores 3
*3 electives must be Big Data
*2 electives must be MBA
**course requirements for both degrees, and counted as two courses (9 credits)

Electives: 18 Credits (Choose 6 Courses)

Course Code Course Name Pre Requisite Credit
BGDA 513 Artificial Intelligence BGDA 511 3
BGDA 521 Technology Management   3
BGDA 550 Big Datta and Hadoop Environment BGDA 511 3
BGDA 552 Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing BGDA 511 3
CMPS 515 Network Security and Cryptography CMPS 514 3
CMPS 517 Computer Forensics CMPS 514 3
CMPS 524 Computer Networks and Mobile Communications CMPS 514 3
CMPS 564 Information Security Management CMPS 515 3
BUSN 616 New Product Management MKTG 512 3
BUSN 641 Survey of Innovations around the World   3
BUSN 642 Corporate and National Trade and Investment Security Issues   3
BUSN 644 International Patents   3
BUSN 645 Regional Trade Issues   3
BUSN 646 Competition Policy Across Nations   3
BUSN 647 Emerging Markets   3
BUSN 654 Globalization and Bussines Strategy   3
BUSN 655 Conflict Analysis, Mediation and Negotiation   3
BUSN 659 Risk Assessment in Conflict Regions   3
ECON 505 Economics   3
ECONN 656 Geographic Information Science   3
ECON 665 U.S. Economic and Trade Policy   3
ECON 670 Urban Economics, Finance, and Governance   3
FINC 647 International Financial Institutions   3
FINC 649 Global Financial Markets   3
FINC 660 Global Financial Ethics   3
MGMT 532 Strategic Management   3
MGMT 533 Blockchain Technology and Business Management   3
MGMT 610 Advertising Management   3
MGMT 611 The Entrepreneurial Manager   3
MGMT 612 Non-Profit Management   3
MGMT 614 Managing Innovations   3
MGMT 615 Intrapreneuirship   3
MKTG 615 Market Analytics   3
MKTG 618 Digital Marketing, Social Media, and E-Commerce   3
MKTG 622 Pricing MKTG 512 3
MKTG 641 Brand Managemennt   3
*3 courses from Big Data Analytics
*2 courses from MBA

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Bay Atlantic University offers a number of benefits and services to help our students succeed. Student Services offers various career preparation and personal development opportunities, including writing, speaking, and academic workshops, diverse clubs, and frequent social events. Our unique location in Downtown Washington, D.C., allows us to offer academic excursions to some of the most important political, historical, and cultural sites in the country. Students have the opportunity to live in the Island Condos student housing complex in Brookland, Washington, D.C., and have access to a school shuttle bus and WMATA U-Pass card to travel around the region quickly and affordably. For more information about the many benefits available at Bay Atlantic University, please visit bau.edu/student-services

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Learn the tools to contribute productively to today’s international, political and economical fields. Gain research, leadership and management skills that are highly transferable across sectors. Become prepared for a leadership role in key areas such as government, private sector, nonprofit management, international business, consulting, diplomacy, etc.

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