4+1 MBA Program

The College of Business offers a 4+1 MBA Program for qualified traditional students. In this program, traditional College of Business students majoring in Business Administration, Accountancy, or Management Information Systems can earn graduate credit for four MBA courses taken in their senior year of college. Completing the six graduate courses enables the students to earn their bachelor’s degree in four years and their Master of Business Administration degree in the fifth year.

The 4+1 MBA is becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. This program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to increase their credentials and business knowledge before entering the full-time workforce. Financially this program is attractive because students can earn 12 credit hours toward their master’s degree while they are still undergraduates.

Traditional students may apply to the 4+1 MBA in the spring of their sophomore or junior year if they meet the following requirements:

  • A major in Accounting, Business Administration, or M.I.S.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.25.
  • Evidence of being on track to meet the degree requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Business, Accounting, or Management Information Systems.
  • A completed application.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic sources.
  • Students with a GPA below 3.25 at the end of their sophomore year can apply in spring of theirjunior year.
  • Students with a GPA below 3.25 at the end of their junior year can have their applications sent tothe Graduate Admissions Committee for review.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 150 unduplicated credit hours to successfully complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

The program is now accepting applications from current juniors and sophomores for senior cohorts beginning August 2023 and 2024 respectively. 

Acceptance letters will be sent out as applications are received. Admissions will continue until the cohort is full. 

The 4+1 MBA application is available on the graduate program applications HERE.

Existing undergraduate financial aid packages will continue to apply for all courses taken the first year of
the 4+1 MBA Program. After completing the first year and graduating with their bachelor’s degree, students will be charged graduate rates for the remainder of the 4+1 MBA Program. Graduate financial aid typically consists of student loans; however, classes are in the evening, allowing students to work full time in their fifth year.