Dual MBA/MIM Degree Program with Thunderbird University
MBA students may greatly enhance their international skills by participating in the dual degree program with Thunderbird University. Under this program you may earn both an
MBA (UT Arlington) and the Master of International Management (Thunderbird)
degrees. This program normally allows the student to apply 12 hours of advanced coursework and all core requirements towards both programs.** Students wishing to participate may obtain detailed information about the program by attending the
forum for graduate business
General guidance about dual degree admissions procedures, the
MBA program of work, waiver
equivalencies, and the statement of understanding are provided for your convenience.
Procedures for Dual Degree Program with Thunderbird
Part I: Admissions and Program of Work
Step One: Gain admission to the UT Arlington MBA program.
Step Two: Apply to Thunderbird and Dual Degree Acceptance Form
Step Three: Prepare and gain advisors approval for MBA program of work (use suggested waiver list).
Step Four: Submit to Thunderbird Admissions a copy of the MBA program of work and Thunderbirdís Waiver and Academic Planning Sheet to obtain waiver approval.
Step Five: Student reads and signs UT Arlington statement of understanding.
Part II: Transition and Approval of Transfer Courses
Step One: When student has only 12 semester hours remaining they may transition to Thunderbird. The student must notify the
Graduate Business Services Office of their impending transition to Thunderbird and obtain a copy of the
Transfer Credit Approval form used to gain approval for their transfer credits.
Step Two: After determining their program of work at Thunderbird, the student should prepare the
Transfer Credit Approval form and forward it to the MBA Advisor at UT
Arlington. Students are asked to attach to the form copies of syllabi for each course being transferred.
Part III: Graduation from UT Arlington
Step One: After the student has successfully completed all transfer work at Thunderbird they should submit the official Thunderbird transcript reflecting grades for those transfer courses to the
UT Arlington Graduate School. These courses (totaling 12 semester hours) normally include WB 4464 & 4468 (1.5 hours each) and three electives (3 hrs) that follow the MBA rules of concentration/specialty**.
Step Two: The student should request in writing that the
Graduate Business Services Office prepare a final program of work containing the transfer work and mail it, along with the required application for graduation. These forms must be completed and returned to the MBA Advisor no later than the semester preceding their last semester at Thunderbird.
Step Three: The student must submit an Application for Readmission to
UT Arlington in order to enroll for a one semester hour credit course to meet
UT Arlington graduation requirements. This should be done prior to the deadline for readmission for the semester that the student plans to graduate from
UT Arlington. (see the most current Graduate School Calendar for specific deadlines).
Step Four: The student must enroll in a one semester hour credit course (MANA 5182) at
UT Arlington for the purpose of qualifying for MBA graduation during their final semester at Thunderbird. Each student will be required to complete a quality 5-7 page paper on the benefits of the dual degree program and how it can be improved.
Step Five: The Graduation at Thunderbird will recognize the dual degree earned at
UT Arlington. The student may also participate in the UT Arlington graduation ceremony during their last semester or the following semester.
**Students having a 30 Semester hour advanced program may transfer up to 6 semester hours from Thunderbird: Students having a 33 semester hour advanced program may transfer up to 9 semester hours from Thunderbird.
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