Dual-Degree BS/MBA (4+1)

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

Our MBA dual-degree programs are designed for outstanding students who want to reap the benefits of completing a dual degree in less time than it would take to complete the two degrees separately. The path to the dual-degree MBA is completed in five years, and is open to both students enrolled in bachelor of science and bachelor of arts programs. In both the BS/MBA and BA/MBA paths, students begin taking graduate courses during their senior year that count toward both an undergraduate degree and an MBA.

Our dual-degree curriculum emphasizes collaboration and critical thinking, and you’ll hone your leadership and presentation skills through group projects. You’ll explore the major challenges of today’s global business world and examine key topics, such as organizational behavior and financial analysis. Each program fosters the development of both hands-on skills and a global perspective through an experiential learning component and executive study abroad course. With a thorough understanding of business, practical experiences and a foundation in subjects such as economics and finance, you’ll graduate with a step up on your competition, ready to excel in a range of careers. 

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

Students in the dual-degree (4+1) program may complete up to 9 credits of graduate courses during their senior year, which also fulfill undergraduate open electives. 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 BS degree. The BS/MBA curriculum consists of the MBA core courses plus a requirement to complete MBA 660 with an international travel component and MBA 688 MBA 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 Economy3
MBA 690Strategic Management3
MBA 695Action-Based Learning Lab3
Graduate Electives
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, and supply chain management.  

Interested students must apply for admission to the BS/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. Meeting the minimum criteria for consideration does not guarantee admission.