WSU launches new program to kick start an M.B.A. degree

Highly qualified Wayne State University business students - and eligible transfer students - majoring in management or information systems management are now eligible to participate in the new Accelerated Graduate Enrollment (AGRADE) Program.

AGRADE students can cut substantial time and as much as one-third off the total cost of a WSU graduate business program by applying up to 12 credits toward both an undergraduate and M.B.A. degree.

While the program is currently open only to students majoring in management or information systems management, WSU School of Business Dean Robert Forsythe says he hopes to launch AGRADE programs in the school’s four other academic majors by the end of the year.

An overview of the program’s benefits and requirements can be found below. To learn more about the AGRADE, please contact the WSU School of Business Office of Undergraduate Student Programs at or 313-577-4505.

AGRADE Benefits

  • Start earning your M.B.A. while you are completing your bachelor’s degree
  • Earn graduate credits at undergraduate tuition
  • Apply up to 12 credits of 7000-8000 level courses as dual credit between bachelor’s and M.B.A. programs
  • Option to move immediately into the M.B.A. program or rejoin the program later
  • Earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as five years

AGRADE Requirements

  • Majoring in Management or Information Systems Management
  • Junior or senior standing (~90 credits earned)
  • Overall GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Major GPA of 3.6 or better
  • Meet with an undergraduate and graduate advisor to discuss program requirements
  • Complete the WSU Graduate School application online and Dual Credit Enrollment Form

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