Accelerated Four-year (3+1) BS/MBA Degree

The accelerated four-year 3+1 BS/MBA is designed for motivated School of Business students to complete their undergraduate business degree in three years and then earn their MBA in one additional year.

Students may be eligible for the program if they:

  • Rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class and
  • Have a combined critical reading and math SAT score of 1200 or a composite ACT of 27.

This select program features total savings over the traditional five-year BS/MBA option and additional features, including:

  • Dedicated housing for students in the program with private study hall in the first year
  • Dedicated resident assistant and academic adviser
  • Flat tuition for the entire four years with any academic scholarships carrying from the third to the fourth graduate year.

Here is an example of how the program works:


Fall Year 1

Spring Year 1

FYS101 First-year Seminar (3) EN102 Elements of Composition II (3)
EN101 Elements of Composition I (3) EC271 Applied Statistical Methods (3)
MA118 Introductory Calculus (3) EC112 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
EC111 Principles of Microeconomics (3) AC211 Financial Accounting (3)
SB101 The Business Environment (3) SB211 Business Communications (1)
SB111 Personal Effectiveness (1) LW121 Business Law & Society (3)
CIS 101 Principles of Information Tech (3) Humanities (3)
Total Credits Fall Year 1: 19 Total Credits Spring Year 1: 19
Summer Year 1: UC Core Electives (3) - up to 7 credits (online)


Fall Year 2

Spring Year 2

UC Core Elective (3) IB201 International Business (3)
AC212 Managerial Accounting (3) MG210 Essentials of Mgmt & Org Behavior (3)
FIN201 Fundamentals of Financial Mgmt (3) SB112 Career Planning & Development (1)
MG211 Operations Management (3) Major course (3)
MK201 Marketing Principles (3) Major course (3)
SB212 Ethics & Diversity (1) Fine Arts Core (3)
Open Elective (3) Humanities Core (3)
Total Credits Fall Year 2: 19 Total Credits Spring Year 2: 19
Summer Year 2: Internship (3) 


Fall Year 3

Spring Year 3

SB450 Strategic Management Seminar Capstone (3) UC Capstone Seminar (3)
Major course (3) Major course (3)
Major course (3) Major course (3)
Major course (3)  Science Core with lab (4)
Science Core (3) MBA620 Accounting for Decision-makers (3)
MBA601 Foundations for Decision Making (1) MBA625 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3)
MBA615 Managing the Decision Making Process (3)
Total Credits Fall Year 3: 19 Total Credits Spring Year 3: 19
Winter Year 3: International Experience such as SB 360 Nicaragua Micro-Loan Experience or similar is possible (3)

Summer Year 3: MBA688 MBA Internship (3)


Fall Year 4

Spring Year 4

MBA635 Decision Making for Business Operations (3) MBA690 Decision Making Capstone (3)
MBA640 Financial Decision Making (3) MBA Elective (3)
MBA645 Marketing Decision Making (3) MBA Elective (3)
Decision Making Tools Elective (3) MBA Elective (3)

MBA Elective (3)

MBA Elective (3)

Total Credits Fall Year 4: 15

Total Credits Spring Year 4: 15
Summer Year 4: MBA660 Decision Making in a Global Economy (International Experience) (3)

Program Notes:

  1. Program of study may vary depending on major, choice of international option, AP or other college-level credits.
  2. Continuation in the program requires maintenance of 3.0 GPA; 3.25 GPA required to begin MBA courses.

Unique Program Features

  • Total savings of up to 25 percent over traditional five-year BS/MBA option
  • An optional residential cohort freshman experience with other four-year BS/MBA students
  • Dedicated resident assistant and study lounge in freshman cohort housing
  • Community-building welcome event in August
  • Dedicated program director, Mary Meixell
  • Two accelerated four-year BS/MBA program field trips during first year
  • Scholarship carried from year three to year four, subject to a 3.0 GPA and continued program enrollment

This program provides a flat tuition rate that will not increase each year resulting in a substantial savings over four years.

Classes are offered both in a traditional on campus setting as well online in the summer and for some MBA options.

The four-year experience includes applied learning experiences such as internships-for-credit and faculty-led international travel in both undergraduate and graduate segments of the program. Options include:

  • Undergraduate study abroad, School of Business immersion trips, University seminar travel courses
  • Graduate MBA international travel courses to China, France/Germany, Hungary/Poland, Peru

Students in the four-year BS/MBA program live in one of the University's housing options for all four years. View housing options.

Please visit our FAQs page for more information about this program.

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