Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Dual Degree - Architecture - JC

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning offer a dual degree program enabling a small number of qualified persons to pursue concurrent work in business administration and architecture leading to the MBA and M.Arch. degrees.

The program is arranged so that all requirements for both degrees are completed in three years of enrollment. The degrees are awarded simultaneously.

To be eligible for admission, a student must have a BS degree from the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning or an equivalent degree earned at another institution. This combined degree program is not open to students who have earned either the MBA or M. Arch. degrees. Students registered in the first year of either program may apply. Both programs admit for fall term only.

Students admitted to this dual degree program must satisfy the following requirements:

1) The MBA 57 credit hour degree program including:

  • Roughly 30 credit hour MBA core (no credit is awarded for Business Administration core courses successfully waived: credit must be earned with Business electives);
  • Roughly 15 elective hours in Business Administration;
  • MBA Communication Requirement.

2) The M. Arch. 60 credit hour degree program including:

  • 36 hours in 500/600 level architecture courses, including four semesters—24 hours—of design (Arch. 552, Arch. 562. Arch. 672, Arch. 682); one course—3 hours—in each of three subject areas: Architectural History, Environmental Technology, and Structures; four courses—12 hours—of specific required architectural courses (Arch.576, Architectural Representation; Arch. 572, Architectural Theory and Criticism; Arch 583, Professional Practice; and Arch. 589, Site Planning);
  • 15 hours of transferable credit hours from the School of Business Administration.

The total credit hours for the dual degree must be at least 90.

Studies may begin in either school. However, because of the sequenced nature of core courses in the MBA program, most students will find it advantageous to start with year one in the Business School. During year two the students will fulfill the first year curriculum for the Master of Architecture. In year three, the student will attend courses in both programs. Each school will apply its own deferred admission standards to students who elect to take the first year in the other school. Students who wish to begin with Architecture should see a counselor in the Business School to arrange an appropriate plan of study. No course work completed prior to admission in either of the two halves of the program may be counted toward the MBA requirements of the dual program.

Candidates interested in the dual program must file separate applications to and be admitted by both schools. Applicants must indicate on both applications that they are applying for this specific dual degree program. The application fee can be paid to either of the two schools; please include a note regarding the disposition of the fee to the school not receiving the money.

The GMAT is required for admission to Michigan's Ross School of Business. The GRE is required for admission to the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

This schedule of architecture courses is highly recommended and directed toward students who desire Profession Practice as a focus to their program. Other areas of emphasis, however, may be pursued. Please note the 90 hours cannot include transfer credit from units outside of Business or Architecture and/or work experience.

Please see below for a sample plan of this dual degree program.



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