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Pre-Master of Business Administration

Are you considering a Master in Business Administration degree in the future? USD offers tailored programs and carefully curated coursework to equip you with the necessary preparation for MBA program applications.

Your Path in Pre-Master of Business Administration

If you're aspiring to pursue a future in business administration, strategic planning of your undergraduate program is essential to fulfill the prerequisites for admission to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Business professionals play a crucial role in various industries, applying their expertise to analyze and address complex business challenges. Beyond traditional business functions, professionals in this field engage in strategic planning, leadership and the development of innovative business solutions. 

While the University of South Dakota's pre-MBA program is carefully structured to provide students with a curriculum that covers essential required courses,, students are encouraged to connect with individual MBA programs for specific admission requirements. Collaborating with advisors is essential to plan a course of study aligned with the admission requirements of the student's preferred MBA programs.

This pre-MBA program does not lead to a degree, however USD offers an accelerated MBA option, allowing students to complete both their B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees concurrently. Explore the details provided below, along with our frequently asked questions, to gain insights into how the pre-MBA program will shape your USD education and prepare you for success.

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Pre-Master of Business Administration

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USD's pre-Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is tailored to equip you for MBA program applications. Although you won't graduate with a degree specifically in pre-MBA, the program complements your major, providing a comprehensive pre-professional curriculum. Advising is crucial for navigating any pre-professional path, so make sure to express your interest in pursuing an MBA with your advisor and inquire about how this choice will influence your education at USD.

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