MBA Program Office
Location: Ryan Center for Business Studies, Room 135A
The 4+1/MBA Program is designed to allow undergraduate students to continue study for an additional year upon completion of the undergraduate degree and receive the Master of Business Administration degree. The program is available to all undergraduate students and those who are interested in the program should apply for admission during their junior undergraduate year. Admission is granted to those students who meet established MBA graduate admissions criteria. Accounting majors who plan to sit for the CPA are encouraged to apply to the MBA Accounting Cohort Program.
Criterion needed to apply to the program includes:
- an online application,
- application fee,
- personal statement,
- official transcript(s) from all institutions attended,
- submission of official GMAT or GRE scores,
- two forms of recommendation.
Upon receipt of the application materials, the MBA graduate admissions committee will review the student’s application.
The MBA Program encourages students to apply during their junior year for acceptance into the 4+1 MBA Program. Students who apply during their junior year may be eligible to begin their MBA Program during their senior year, allowing for the completion of the Program in one year (post-baccalaureate degree).
For additional information, including the application process, refer to the MBA Program website.
Upon acceptance, relevant prerequisites must be completed before enrolling in graduate business courses (unless specified by the program). The master of business administration degree requires the completion of 12 graduate courses, ten core courses, and two-to-three elective courses. Students admitted to the Program must also complete MBA 502, a zero-credit foundational course that is comprised of MS Excel Certification, completion of MBA Math, and attendance at MBA New Student Orientation.**
4+1/MBA students are required to complete an internship as part of the program and must do so during the first semester of admittance.
The MBA Program has Certificate Programs options that may be completed while in the MBA Program. Certificate programs consist of three courses: one core and two electives. See the MBA website for details and certificate offerings.