Dual-Degree BA/MBA (4+1)

The Dual-Degree BA/MBA (4+1) program is designed for exceptional undergraduate students outside of the School of Business. The program enables students from a wide variety of disciplines to add a core of business knowledge to their academic portfolio. Students with appropriate prerequisite knowledge are allowed to take courses toward an MBA during the senior year and complete their MBA in one year beyond the bachelor’s degree. Students interested in pursuing the BA/MBA option are strongly encouraged to declare the general business minor early in their undergraduate program to ensure they have an adequate foundation for graduate business course work.

Dual-Degree BA/MBA (4+1) Program of Study

It is recommended that students interested in the Dual-Degree BA/MBA (4+1) program take the following undergraduate courses or equivalents early in their undergraduate program. These will prepare students for the recommended MBA classes during their senior year.

AC 211Financial Accounting3
EC 111Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 272Advanced Applied Statistics3
Total Credits9

Students may complete up to 10 credits of MBA courses during the senior year, 9 credits of which also fulfill undergraduate open elective requirements. Students must work with their undergraduate adviser and the MBA director to ensure that the courses fit into both degree programs. Students must present satisfactory performance in their graduate course work completed during their senior year to be officially admitted into the graduate program upon completion of their BA degree. The BA/MBA curriculum consists of the MBA core courses including a requirement to complete MBA 660 with an international travel component and MBA 688, a graduate internship.

MBA Program of Study

Foundational Course Work
MBA 601Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start)1
Decision Making Tools:
Select one of the following:3
Managerial Economics
Information Systems Strategy
Business Decision Analysis
Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 1)
MBA 615Managing the Decision Making Process3
Core Business Disciplines
MBA 620Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620)3
MBA 625Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers3
MBA 635Decision Making for Business Operations3
MBA 640Financial Decision Making3
MBA 645Marketing Decision Making3
MBA 660Decision Making in a Global Economy 13
Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 2)
MBA 690Decision Making Capstone3
Graduate Electives 1, 2
Select six graduate electives either in a specific concentration/discipline or customized by the student18
Total Credits46

MBA students may choose to take elective courses within one area, creating a concentration in a specific discipline, or may choose to take electives across multiple business disciplines, enhancing a broad interdisciplinary perspective.

Electives are available in computer information systems, finance, health care management, international business, management and marketing.

Interested students must apply for admission to the BA/MBA program during the last semester of the junior year using a special application form available in the School of Business.

Admission into the combined program is competitive. Only students who have earned at least 75 credits with an overall GPA of 3.0 are considered for admission to this program. Meeting the minimum criteria for consideration does not guarantee admission.