Maritime Business Administration - 5-Year Bachelor of Science and Master of Maritime Business Administration and Logistics
This program allows Maritime Business Administration (MBAU) majors to enter the graduate program for a Master of Maritime Business Administration and Logistics at the beginning of their senior year, enabling students to receive their Bachelor of Science in Maritime Business Administration (MBAU) undergraduate degree and a Master of Maritime Business Administration and Logistics (MBAA) graduate degree in five years.
Students admitted to the 5-year combined degree program will have completed coursework required to receive a bachelor's degree. These courses must include the specific prerequisites for a Bachelor of Science degree in Maritime Business Administration, as well as the required Texas A&M University core curriculum courses.
Maritime Business Administration majors who have at least a 3.00 GPA and who have taken all of their prerequisite courses and otherwise completed 91 hours by the fall of their fourth year will be eligible to apply for the 5-year combined program during their junior year. Applicants to the 5-year combined program will submit the same materials as other MBAA applicants. Those whose records are judged competitive, using the same admission criteria as for other MBAA students, will be admitted.
Students who choose not to finish the MBAA degree after being admitted to the 5-year combined program may exit the program at any time. Completed MBAA courses will be applied to their bachelor's degree in Maritime Business Administration, as appropriate. Failure to complete the MBAA program will in no way impede their ability to attain a bachelor's degree in Maritime Business Administration when the requirements for that degree are completed. Those who pursue the combined program will receive both degrees upon completion of the entire 5-year combined program. Students will not graduate with a bachelor's degree in year four, but rather will earn both their Bachelor of Science in Maritime Business Administration and Master of Maritime Business Administration and Logistics at the end of year five.
Students will be required to complete graduate hours that include core courses in economics, management, operations and logistics. The electives will be chosen according to the interest of the student in consultation with an academic adviser.
All undergraduate courses are offered on the Galveston Campus. Graduate level courses may be offered as traditional format courses on the Galveston Campus or via asynchronous distance education technology.