Program Mission: The purpose of the Dual Degree Program leading to degrees in both the Master of Business Administration (Applied Management Option) and the Professional Master of Science in Geographic Information Science is to provide an opportunity for candidates who seek to develop advanced knowledge and skills in leadership, management, and business functions and those who seek to complement that with expertise in geographic information science, spatial data management and analysis to pursue both areas of interest. The dual degree program is designed to meet the mission of each degree program.
Admission Requirements: To be eligible for degree candidacy in both programs, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Admission to Degree and Certificate Programs”).
Admission to the Master of Business Administration: In addition to the published university graduate degree status requirements, applicants must meet all of the requirements for the Master of Business Administration established by the School of Business as outlined in the current Graduate Catalog.
Admission to the Professional Science Master’s degree in Geographic Information Science (PSM in GISci). In addition to the published university graduate degree status requirements, applicant must meet all of the admission requirements for the PSM in GISci as outlined in the current Graduate Catalog.
Degree Audit: The graduate plan of study is the EIU Degree Audit, which is generated automatically in the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) at the time of degree or certificate candidacy. Modifications of the standard EIU Degree Audit are submitted by the graduate coordinator to the certification officer in the Graduate School at the time modifications are approved. The Degree Audit serves as an unofficial summary of requirements for the program. Degree and certificate candidates are advised to review the comprehensive summary of the Degree Audit process specified on the “Requirements for All Degree and Certificate Candidates” section of the Graduate Catalog. Individual programs may require candidates to submit plans of study in addition to the Degree Audit; candidates should consult with the program Coordinator.