Accelerated Dual-Degree BA in Theater/MBA (3+1)

Program Contact: Kevin Daly   203-582-3500

The Accelerated Dual-Degree BA/MBA (3+1) program offers highly motivated students an opportunity to earn a BA in Theater and an MBA from the School of Business in just 4 years. Both degrees are completed in full without compromise. 

This program offers advantages to students who have a passion for theater and ambitions for a career in the global business landscape. The study of theater sharpens self-confidence and public speaking skills while developing empathy. Theater students engage in hands-on problem solving, take on leadership roles, and become creative thinkers with intrinsic, ”get the job done“ work ethics. A student who wishes to have their resume stand out from the pack, while developing the above skills and earning a respected degree in business might consider this 3+1 program as a differentiator.

Additionally, this program offers advantages to students who wish to pursue leadership roles within the professional entertainment industry. There is a demand within the industry for skilled leaders who possess strong business administration skills paired with a core understanding of theater arts.  Examples of high-paying jobs that 3+1 students would be uniquely qualified for include: executive director, producer, managing director, artistic director, director of development, business manager and operations manager. By pairing their passion for theater with the MBA degree, theater students substantially increase their employability and earning power upon graduation without compromising the personal, interpersonal and intellectual growth that a liberal arts education offers.