Accelerated Four-Year (3+1) BS/MBA

Program contact:  Michael Taylor  203-582-3949

The four-year (3+1) BS/MBA is designed for outstanding School of Business students—those who rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class and have a combined critical reading and math SAT score of 1200 or a composite ACT of 27. Students enter the program as freshmen and learn at an accelerated pace to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years and an MBA in the fourth. This select program features total savings over the traditional five-year BS/MBA option and additional features including:

  • dedicated housing for students in the program with private study hall
  • dedicated resident assistant and academic adviser
  • flat tuition and fees for the entire four years with any academic scholarships carrying from the third to the fourth, graduate year.

Unique Program Features

  • Total savings of up to 25 percent over traditional five-year BS/MBA option
  • An optional residential cohort freshman experience with other four-year BS/MBA students
  • Dedicated resident assistant and study lounge in freshman cohort housing
  • Community-building welcome event in August
  • Dedicated program director
  • Two accelerated four-year BS/MBA program field trips during first year
  • Scholarship carried from year three to year four, subject to a 3.0 GPA and continued program enrollment

This program provides a flat tuition rate that will not increase each year resulting in a substantial savings over four years.

Classes are offered both in a traditional on campus setting as well online in the summer and for some MBA options.

The four-year experience includes applied learning experiences such as internships-for-credit and faculty-led international travel in both undergraduate and graduate segments of the program. Options include:

  • Undergraduate study abroad, School of Business immersion trips, university seminar travel courses
  • Graduate MBA international travel courses to China, France/Germany, Hungary/Poland, Peru

Students in the four-year BS/MBA program live in one of the university's housing options for all four years.

Accelerated (3+1) BS/MBA Program of Study

(possible curriculum1,2)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
FYS 101 First-Year Seminar 3
EN 101 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing 3
MA 206 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
SB 101 The Business Environment 3
CIS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics 3
 Credits18
Spring Semester
EN 102 Academic Writing and Research 3
EC 271 Applied Statistical Methods 3
EC 112 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
AC 211 Financial Accounting 3
MG 210 Essentials of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
IB 201 Globalization and International Business 3
SB 250 Career Planning and Development 1
 Credits19
Summer Semester
UC Core Electives 3 6
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall Semester
MG 211 Operations Management 3
AC 212 Managerial Accounting 3
FIN 201 Fundamentals of Financial Management 3
MK 201 Marketing Principles 3
LW 221 Business Law and Society 3
University Core 3
 Credits18
Spring Semester
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
University Core 3
University Core 3
University Core 3
 Credits18
Summer Semester
Internship for Credit 3
 Credits3
Third Year
Fall Semester
SB 450 Strategic Integrated Management Seminar 3
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
MBA 601 Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start) 1
MBA 615 Managing the Decision Making Process 3
Open Elective 3
 Credits19
J-term
Choose an international experience such as SB 360 Nicaragua Micro-Loan Experience or similar course 3
 Credits3
Spring Semester
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
Science Core with Lab 4
MBA 620 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620) 3
MBA 625 Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers 3
 Credits19
Summer Semester
MBA 688 Graduate Internship I 3
 Credits3
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
MBA 635 Decision Making for Business Operations 3
MBA 640 Financial Decision Making 3
MBA 645 Marketing Decision Making 3
Decision Making Tools (elective course) 3
MBA elective course 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
MBA 690 Decision Making Capstone 3
MBA elective course 3
MBA elective course 3
MBA elective course 3
MBA elective course 3
 Credits15
Summer Semester
MBA 660 Decision Making in a Global Economy 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits159
1

 Program of study may vary depending on major, choice of international option, AP or other college-level credits.

2

 Continuation in the program requires maintenance of 3.0 GPA; 3.25 GPA required to begin MBA courses.

3

 up to 7 credits (online)

Admission Requirements: Accelerated Four-Year (3+1) BS/MBA

The accelerated four-year BS/MBA program does not have a separate application process.  Students admitted to the school of business who meet the program criteria will be invited to enter the program.  To be considered for this accelerated program, students generally must be ranked in the top 20 percent of their high school class, and must have a total SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1200 or higher, or an ACT composite score of 27 or higher.  

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective freshmen are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.

For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.

University Honors Program

The University Honors Program has been developed to foster the needs and interests of our most academically talented and committed students. Honors students participate in small seminar courses with instructors dedicated to working cooperatively to mold a unique learning environment. This student-centered approach supports increasingly independent learning and also engages students in the larger campus as well as regional, national and world communities.

Each year, the honors program welcomes incoming first-year students with strong academic records. Entry to the program is by application. Students who have received their acceptance to Quinnipiac may apply for admission to the honors program in February and will learn of their status before May 1. Students also may apply after the February deadline and, if accepted, will be admitted on a wait-list basis. Interested students may inquire with the director or the admissions office at any time during the admissions process and into the summer. After their first or second semester, students with strong records of achievement and a demonstrated desire to share their intellectual curiosity and engagement with others may apply to join the program.

More information is available here.