The Lee Business School offers a dual Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) degree program that allows students to be admitted to both programs and achieve the MBA and MSQF degrees. The admission/graduate requirements and curriculum of this dual MBA/MSQF are identical to all other dual MBA programs, such as MBA/DMD, MBA/JD, MBA/MS-Hotel Administration, and MBA/MIS.

As a concurrent program, the dual degree requires that students satisfy the degree requirements of both programs. The dual MBA and MSQF program is designed for those who seek to develop a solid understanding of business administration with a focus on advanced analytical skills in finance. The program will provide students with the needed skills, knowledge, and tools to become visionary and creative business leaders with strong competency in quantitative finance. Students will graduate from the program with two degrees, an MBA, and an MSQF. The program includes 54 credits – each student completes a total of 30 Credit hours in MBA courses and a total of 24 credit hours in MSQF courses. The program does not require a thesis.

Both departments removed a certain amount of electives based on the strengths of the dual. In technical terms, the MBA is removing four electives and Finance is removing two in comparison to their original programs. This still leaves students with a full-time 3-year program which is actually very demanding, with 9 credits per semester.

In other words, since the purpose of the electives is to add breadth and depth to a program, with the dual program they can achieve the breadth and depth with electives across the programs. The MBA and Finance electives were studied to confirm that possibility.

For the MBA, having a dual with Finance gives students the option to further specialize in Finance beyond the MBA content. For Finance, students leave with a broader array of options towards the professional market.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize and evaluate ethical, legal, and regulatory dimensions of business decisions.
  • Communicate effectively business ideas and analyses in writing.
  • Communicate effectively business ideas and analyses in the oral presentation.
  • Work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Apply business concepts to managerial decision-making within a global or domestic setting.


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Master of Business Administration and Master of Science - Quantitative Finance


MBA Programs

The global business environment is ever-changing and achieving a graduate business degree from UNLV will empower students to become transformative and successful leaders who make collaborative, data-driven decisions spanning business functions, disciplines, markets, and countries. The MBA program offers students an opportunity to learn from highly accomplished faculty with diverse students in an inclusive environment.


Lee Business School

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