Dual-Degree BA/MBA (4+1)

Program Contact: D'Lisa McKee 203-582-7913

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 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 encouraged to declare the general business minor early in their undergraduate program to build the foundation for graduate business coursework. 

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 early in their undergraduate program to prepare for MBA classes in 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 coursework 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

Core Business Disciplines (30 credits)
MBA 615Skills for Contemporary Business Issues3
MBA 620Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620)3
MBA 625Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers3
MBA 630Business Data Analytics3
MBA 635Decision Making for Business Operations3
MBA 640Financial Decision Making3
MBA 645Marketing Decision Making3
MBA 660Decision Making in a Global Economy 13
MBA 690Strategic Management3
MBA 695Action-Based Learning Lab3
Graduate Electives 2
Select five graduate electives either in a specific concentration/discipline or customized by the student15
Total Credits45

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 such areas as business analytics, computer information systems, finance, health care management, international business, marketing, strategy, supply chain management.   

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.