Sep 24, 2021  
2021-2022 University Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 University Bulletin

Accelerated Graduate Program Options


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Brennan’s accelerated graduate degree programs are designed for students who are interested in completing an undergraduate degree and a masters degree in business in a reduced time period. Both the MBA and the MSA can be completed in one calendar year beyond the undergraduate degree.

Acceptance into accelerated graduate programs requires senior standing (at least 90 credit hours completed) and a 3.0 GPA. Students may submit their application materials for review during the semester in which they will reach the 90-hour threshold; admission is contingent upon successfully completing currently enrolled classes.

Accelerated MBA


Dominican undergraduate students with any major are eligible to apply to the accelerated MBA program. 

Undergraduate students admitted to the program are permitted to take up to two graduate-level (600-level or above) courses (up to six credit hours) during the senior year. These courses will count as elective credits in the undergraduate degree and will also satisfy MBA requirements for students who matriculate into the graduate program.

In addition, students may receive waivers for the MBA foundation (500-level) courses based upon performance in undergraduate courses. In order to receive a waiver, a student must earn a B or better in the equivalent undergraduate course. Students planning to pursue the MBA are very strongly encouraged to complete the foundation-equivalent courses during their undergraduate studies.

Equivalent courses are:

Accelerated MSA


Students from any major other than accounting are eligible to apply to the accelerated MSA program. 

Undergraduate students admitted to the program are permitted to take up to two MSA courses during the senior year. These courses will count as elective credits in the undergraduate degree and will also satisfy MSA requirements for students who matriculate into the graduate program.

Students interested in pursuing the MSA must meet the pre-requisite requirement, successful completion of ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting  at Dominican, or an equivalent three-credit course in financial accounting. 

Note: The MSA program is designed for students with no accounting preparation beyond ACCT 101.  The program is not appropriate for students with an undergraduate major in accounting. 

Accelerated MSHCM


Dominican undergraduate students with any major are eligible to apply to the accelerated Master of Science in Healthcare Management program. 

Undergraduate students admitted to the program are permitted to take up to two graduate-level (600-level or above) courses (up to six credit hours) during the senior year. These courses will count toward the undergraduate degree and will also satisfy MSHCM requirements for students who matriculate into the graduate program.

In addition, students may receive waivers for the MSHCM pre-requisites (500-level) courses based upon performance in undergraduate courses. In order to receive a waiver, a student must earn a B or better in the equivalent undergraduate course. Students planning to pursue the MSHCM are very strongly encouraged to determine what pre-requisite coursework will be required, and to complete the foundation-equivalent courses during their undergraduate studies.

Equivalent courses are:

ACCT 503  →ACCT 101  

BLAW 505  →BLAW 201  

ECON 501  →ECON 101  

FIN 506   →   FIN 301   

MGMT 502  → MGMT 301  

QUAN 504  → QUAN 201  

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