Master of Business Administration

4+1 MBA Program - Undergraduate to Graduate

The 4+1 MBA Program allows undergraduate students in business (all majors) with at least 60 undergraduate credit hours and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to take graduate coursework in the MBA program, which will not only count towards fulfilling their undergraduate degree requirements, but will also count toward the completion of the MBA program. Qualified students may take up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) from the MBA curriculum, which will reduce the time necessary to complete the graduate degree from two years to as little as one year following the completion of the undergraduate degree (see table below). Students must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours combined of undergraduate and graduate classes each semester that he or she is taking MBA credits under this option.

 The admission criteria for participation in the 4+1 program are as follows:

  • Students must have completed 60 undergraduate credit hours toward their baccalaureate degree.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale while in the program.
MBA CoursesUndergraduate Courses
MBA515: Accounting for Management Decisions* AC380: Cost Accounting
MBA526: Corporate Management in the Global Environment IB315: International Business Perspectives
MBA615: Managerial Finance FI360: Financial Management
MBA630: Strategic Marketing MK351: Principles of Marketing
MBA674: Quantitative Analysis for Management Decisions EC315: Quantitative Research Methods

*MBA515 is a prerequisite for MBA615.

Students participating in the 4+1 MBA Program are not guaranteed admission into the MBA program upon completion of their undergraduate degree in business.  All applicants for the MBA program must meet the admission criteria at the time of application.  In addition, student granted admission into the MBA program must satisfy the graduation requirements as stipulated in the Graduate Catalog.