» 5 Year Integrated Undergraduate/MSBCE Degree Program

The 5 year integrated MSBCE program is a unique opportunity open to all Chapman University undergraduates or admitted transfer students with a strong mathematical or computational background. 

Undergraduates will have the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor’s degree of their choice and an MSBCE with just one additional year of study. Admitted students are required to take eight credit hours of graduate MSBCE coursework in addition to prerequisites by their senior year.

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Graduation Requirements Integrated Undergraduate/MSBCE

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For more information on the integrated MSBCE requirements please contact Cyndi Dumas at dumas@chapman.edu or 714/516-4513.

+ - Admission Process

Admission requirements:

  • Eligible students will have completed roughly 75 credits or more of their undergraduate coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher AND prerequisite coursework or equivalent preparation with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with the applicant's academic abilities.
  • Achieve an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • Submit application for admission by June 15th after their junior year of college.
  • Complete a personal Interview.

Additional requirements for transfer students:

  • Be admitted at Chapman University in the undergraduate program of their choice.
  • Initiate communication with Admissions about interest in the integrated five-year undergraduate/MSESD program.
  • Foreign applicants who are transferring from another institution may be required to achieve an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 59 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic).


Undergraduate Prerequisite Courses (18 credits):

MATH 210 Multivariable Calculus* 3
CPSC 236  Visual Programming* 3
MGSC 406 Advanced Experimental Design and Statistics* 3
ECON 464 Game Theory I 3
ECON 481 Economic Systems Design I* 3
MGSC 532 Computational Economics** 3
ECON 582 Economic Systems Design II** 3


*Equivalent preparation may be used to fulfill these requirements.

**Units must be completed during undergraduate study and may not be used to satisfy the undergraduate major or degree.


Students must submit application for admission by June 15th after their junior year in college.

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+ - Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe and provide examples of the effective use of economic models and experimental procedures and demonstrate the ability to implement economic models in an experimental setting and effectively use analytic tools. (e.g. experiment software, Mathematica, statistical packages, etc.)
  • Students must be able to formulate appropriate models and hypotheses, analyze data effectively, and create useful depictions of data and theory.
  • Student will demonstrate effective written and verbal communication; understand the social impact of an economic problem in relation to existing literature, and articulate in homework, presentations and thesis the validity of the research methodology undertaken and the its position in the context of current research.
  • Students will be able to recognize interactive decision making environments in which participants have an incentive to strategically respond to one and other in order to achieve either competitive or cooperative goals. Students will be able to mathematically model those environments then use either analytical or computational methods to predict the behavior that might be observed when participants act in their own interests.
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