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Dual Master Program

Dual Master Program: Master in Business Administration & Master in Big Data Analytics

Course Delivery

On Campus / Online

Total Credits

72

Tuition Per Year

$25,200

Duration

3 years

Program Overview

BAU offers the following Dual Master Program:

  • MSc Big Data Analytics
  • Master of Business Administration

The Dual Master Program is a three-year intensive pathway to earn both a Master of Science Degree in Big Data Analytics and a Master of Business Administration. 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. Students enrolled in the graduate program must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 (B) out of 4.0 and earn a minimum grade of not less than 2.7 (B-) out of 4.0 on all courses to qualify to graduate.

Learning Goals

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

Who is the Ideal Student for this program?

Entrepreneurs think and do things differently; it’s a mindset. They think ahead, work across disciplines, develop transferable skills, see opportunities in not-so-obvious places, and are often able to find a way to exploit them. Entrepreneurs are agile and adaptable, working around issues and finding new ways where necessary.

 

All courses are conducted on campus. To succeed in this program, students should be self-disciplined, self-directed and comfortable scheduling their own coursework

Career Outlook

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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Courses

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.

See MBA Program courses and MSc in Big Data Analytics courses for more information.

To apply to Bay Atlantic University, the following materials are required:

Completed Online Application

Undergraduate Transcripts (official or officially notarized copy)

Photocopy of Government-Issued ID (international students need a passport, undocumented students need proof of residency)

Additional Documents for International Students:

Bank Statement (to show proof of adequate financial resources)

*If the bank statement is not in applicant’s name a Sponsorship Letter is required
*If the applicant has any dependents Passport Copies & Additional Materials may be required

Official Bachelor Degree Transcript (to show Bachelor’s degree credentials)

*If the Bachelor’s degree was issued by a foreign institution of higher education, the applicant must provide an evaluation of the transcript from a NACES-member (http://www.naces.org/) or an AICE member (http://www.aice-eval.org/) credential evaluation service to establish U.S. equivalency of a Bachelor’s degree.  The evaluation must be a course-by-course evaluation of the transcript.
*If the Bachelor’s degree transcript is not in English, the applicant must provide a certified English translation.
*If the transcript does not clearly indicate the degree awarded, the applicant must provide a notarized copy of the college or university diploma.

SpanTran is our recommended international transcript evaluation service. They have created a custom application for Bay Atlantic University that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application here: SpanTran Application – Bay Atlantic University

Proof of English Language Proficiency (below)

All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency. This requirement is waived if the applicant has completed four years of education at an English-language tertiary school. Otherwise, English language proficiency can be established by providing an official score report for one of our approved standardized English proficiency tests. Below are the tests and minimum scores accepted:

IELTS: 7.0
TOEFL: 600, 250, 100
TOEIC: 800
BAU Placement Test: 80 (offered on campus)
Duolingo: 90
Pearson (PTE): 53
Mentora College Intensive English Program: Pass 500C Course

For assistance or information on applying, please contact our Admission team at [email protected]

For our Frequently Asked Questions, please visit https://bau.edu/faq/

Graduation Requirements

The Dual Master degrees are earned by completing 72 credit hours of coursework.

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
1.  Students enrolled in the undergraduate 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. An undergraduate student may transfer up to 50% of credits earned at accredited institutions.

There is not a fixed program cost. The Board has the authority to change tuition and fees for each academic year. Such changes are announced to students via email, on the Academic Catalog, and on the webpage.

In the 2023-2024 academic year, tuition per credit will be $1,200. Students pay the total of the credits they enroll.

Description Fee
Application/Admissions Fees (non-refundable)
Deferral fee $45
Admission Confirmation Deposit $200
Registration Deposit $1500
Mandatory Semester Fees
Student activities and services fee $125
Technology fee $135
Mandatory one-time Fees
Student ID card $18
As-applicable Fees
Late registration fee $75
English Proficiency Test $35
Replacement Student ID card $18
Transcript processing fee $10 (per transcript)
Returned check fee $30
Late payment fee $25
Cancellation fee* $100
International postage of documents $130
Cap and Gown Fee $130
Diploma / Graduation fee $100
Diploma Replacement fee $100
Administrative Services Fee** $1,500

*When students cancel their enrollment within 3 business days of the beginning of a semester

**Only students who receive full tuition assistance or scholarship of any kind defined in the tuition assistance and scholarship section are required to pay.





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