Fast Track Combined BA/MBA

The Fast Track BA/MBA 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.

It is recommended that students interested in the Fast Track BA/MBA program take AC 211, EC 111 and EC 271 or equivalent courses early in their undergraduate program. These will prepare students for the recommended MBA classes during their senior year.

Fast Track BA/MBA Program of Study

It is recommended that students interested in the Fast Track BA/MBA 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
or EC 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 271Applied Statistical Methods3
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.

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.