Accelerated Bachelor’s to MBA program
Who is the program for?
The accelerated program is open to any undergraduate student on the campus.
How long does it take to complete the program?
With the 4 + 1 structure (4 years of undergraduate coursework and 1 year of graduate coursework), the program can be completed in as few as 5 years. *Courses must be taken during summer session to complete within the 5 year timeline. It is not required that students complete the program in 5 years, scheduling adjustments may be necessary within the undergraduate and/or graduate portion of the curriculum which may lead to an extended timeline.
How many credits are required to complete the joint program?
The joint MBA consists of a total of 144 credits, 124 credits are completed during the undergraduate degree, with 12 of those credits being graduate level coursework. 24 credits are then completed as a matriculated graduate student.
When can a student apply to the program?
Students may start the process at any time and submit the change of program form through the Registrar’s Office. Students will officially apply the semester before their senior year begins (if the student will be a first semester senior in the fall, submit an application during the spring semester in February if the student will be a first semester senior in the spring, submit an application during the fall semester in September).
How to Apply?
Complete the Graduate Admissions online application and submit a resume, statement of intent essay, and 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will also need to submit the GMAT/GRE waiver request form. The application fee will be waived.
Is there a minimum GPA needed to be considered for the program?
Yes. A GPA of at least 3.3 is required to be considered for admission into the accelerated program.
Is there a minimum GPA to maintain once in the program?
Yes. All students must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA in graduate management courses.
What graduate courses will a student enroll in during their senior year?
First-semester senior year students will enroll in MBA MGT 650 Organizational Analysis and Skills for Managers and one elective course.* During the second semester of senior year, students will enroll in MBA MGT 660 Business and Its Environment and one elective course.*
Students are required to fulfill their undergraduate program-specific courses, the graduate courses completed will apply to meet University general elective requirements.
*To determine which elective courses should be taken, students will meet College of Management Graduate Programs Director of Operations, Tara Norton.
Once completed, what degrees would a student receive?
Both Bachelor’s and MBA degrees are awarded concurrently, upon completion of all requirements.