This dual degree results in a first professional NAAB accredited Masters in Architecture and an accredited Masters in Business Administration. The degree includes courses from both disciplines along with a thesis guided by architecture and business faculty. Prerequisites to this program include a Bachelor of Science in Architecture as well as several prerequisite courses in business.

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Architecture, students must have earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from an accredited university.

Lawrence Tech's College of Business and Information Technology Offers:

  • A personal faculty advisor mentors you as you strive to meet your professional goals.
  • Dedicated academic advisors help guide you throughout your academic experience.
  • Insightful theories and thoughtful reflection enhance managerial learning and development.
  • A learning environment that encourages the cultivation of global thinking to advance a more humane and sustainable world community.

The first step toward advancing a more humane and sustainable global community is education. Making the choice to apply for admission to Lawrence Tech's College of Business and Information Technology will further your educational objectives and make it possible to achieve both your personal and professional goals.

Applications are accepted year round for admission to Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Certificate programs have the same admission requirements as master's programs.


Master's Programs:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher for undergraduate work.
  • A GMAT is not required for applicants holding a master's degree or who have been previously admitted to a master level program.
  • A GMAT is not required for applicants who hold a bachelor degree or equivalent who have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate course work. For applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0, a GMAT or other assessment tool may be required.
  • All international students are required to take the TOEFL, or IELTS as proof of English proficiency. We require a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL or a 6.5 on the IELTS. International students holding degrees from colleges and universities in countries where English is the native language, may request to be exempt from English proficiency testing. For more information about taking the TOEFL, or IELTS including finding a test site near you, please refer to the TOEFL website, or IELTS website
  • Submit a completed application form and fee.
  • Provide official transcripts from every college or university attended.
  • Submit a professional resume.

Applicants who have exceptional merit but do not meet all admission criteria may be admitted under special circumstances determined by the Admissions Committee. Applicants who meet the admission requirements, but whose supporting documentation (e.g. academic transcripts) are still pending may be admitted conditionally.

*Letters of Recommendation, transcripts and independent test scores must come directly from the institution or person to: Office of Graduate Admissions, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075-1058. Candidates are notified by mail of the outcome of their applications.

Transfer Credit Procedure

A petition for transfer credits should be initiated by the student in the form of a letter addressed to Office of the Dean, Graduate Programs, and made prior to completion of the first semester of the graduate program. Twelve semester credits are the maximum accepted by Lawrence Tech's College of Business and Information Technology for the M.B.A. program and nine semester credits for the other graduate programs. These courses must be graduate-level courses taken at an accredited college/university. Each course generally must have been taken within seven years of application for admission. A grade of 3.00 or better must have been earned--"passed/not passed," "pass/fail," or "pass/no entry" grades are not acceptable.

Students may be required to submit additional evidence (e.g., course syllabi, catalog descriptions and tests/examinations) in order to justify transfer of credits. The Management Graduate Admissions Committee may require the applicant to demonstrate proficiency in the subject either through an interview or written examination prepared by faculty members who have expertise in the subject/discipline.

The MBA core curriculum is available online.
If you designate the MBA as your primary master's degree you may be able to earn your MBA online.
Courses not offered online are available on campus.

Need assistance? Contact one of the student relationship advisors 248.204.3050 or email

MBA/ Master of Architecture Dual Degree

This program can be completed entirely online except for the Master Class studio that can be completed on 10 Fridays during the summer or on 4 weekends during the summer plus a field trip. A brief overview of curriculum taught in each course can be found in the online Course Descriptions catalog or by clicking on individual course items. To complete the MBA/MARC dual degree, a student must satisfy the minimum requirement of 54 credit hours. Program prerequisite courses cannot be applied toward the minimum requirement.  

MBA Courses (27 credit hours)

(Some MBA courses have online option)


Your 54-credit-hour program consists of:

MBA Courses

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
ACC 6003 Managerial Accounting 3
MBA 6013 Human Resource Management 3
ECN 6023 Global Business Economics 3
MBA 6033 Corporate Finance 3
MBA 6043 Global Leadership 3
MBA 6053 Strategic Marketing Management 3
MBA 6063 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3
INT 6043 Management Information Systems 3
MBA 6073 Global Strategic Management 3
   TOTAL 27

MARC Courses

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
ARC 5804 Critical Practice Studio 4
ARC 5013 Research Methods 3
ARC 5643 Design Theory 3
ARC 5913 Professional Practice 3
ARC 5423 Ecological Issues 3
ARC 5814 Advanced Design Studio 1 4
     or ARC 6514      Thesis 1 4
ARC 5824 Advanced Design Studio 2 4
     or ARC 6524      Thesis 2 4
ARC 6833 Practice Portfolio 3

Total number of credits required for MBA/MARC:
     27 MBA Core Courses
     27 MEM Core Courses
     54 Total Credit Hours


MBA Foundation Courses

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
ACC 5003 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3
MBA 5013 Business Application of Statistical Analysis 3
MBA 5011T Managerial Economics 1.5
MBA 5021T Fundamentals of Macro Economics 1.5
MBA 5061T Legal Environment of Business 1.5
MBA 5031T Fundamentals of Marketing 1.5
MBA 5041T Fundamentals of Management 1.5
MBA 5051T Fundamentals of Finance 1.5
   TOTAL 0-15
  • Classes ending in "1T" are 1.5 credit hours and are available online in rotating semesters and are completed in 8 weeks.