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2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

4+1/M.B.A. Program

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Contact Information

M.B.A. Program Office
Phone: 401.865.2294
Location: Ryan Center for Business Studies, Room 135A

The Program

The 4+1/M.B.A. 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 M.B.A. graduate admissions criteria. Accounting majors interested in fulfilling a concentration in Accounting and planning to sit for the CPA should contact the MBA Program Office.

Criterion needed to apply to the program includes:

  • an online application
  • application fee
  • resume
  • personal statement
  • official transcript(s) from all institutions attended
  • submission of official GMAT score
  • two forms of recommendation

Upon receipt of the application materials, the M.B.A. 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, nine core courses and three elective courses.

4+1/M.B.A. students are required to complete an internship as part of the program and must do so the first semester of admittance.

Prerequisite Courses:

Graduate Core Courses:

MBA 603-Accounting and Decision Making in Organizations
MBA 626-Financial Management for Corporations
MBA 651-Marketing Management in Competitive Environments
MBA 676-Organizational Effectiveness through People and Teams
MBA 677-Professional Ethics and Responsibility OR MBA 611- Accounting Ethics
MBA 689-Managing Information Resources
MBA 690-Operations and Service Management
MBA 699-Real-Time/Real-World Experience: Business Internships*
MBA 700-Strategic Management in a Global Business Environment
(3) Electives

*Students must take MBA 699 during the first semester in the MBA Program.

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