Fast Track Combined BA/MBA Program
This dual-degree program leading to a master of business administration is designed for outstanding students outside of the School of Business and Engineering. The program enables students from a wide variety of disciplines to add a core of business knowledge to their academic portfolio.
Highlights of the program include:
- Short-course executive study-abroad experience
- A three-credit hour graduate internship to ensure graduates have meaningful work experience upon program completion
- MBA completion in just 12-14 additional months
- Fast-track to career advancement upon graduation
- Streamlined application process
Students with appropriate prerequisite knowledge may take courses toward an MBA during the senior year and complete their MBA in one year beyond the bachelor's degree. This allows students to complete their bachelor's and master's degrees over five years.
Students interested in pursuing the BA/MBA option are strongly encouraged to declare the general business minor early in their undergraduate program to ensure they have an adequate foundation for graduate business course work. Interested students must apply for admission to the BA/MBA program during the last semester of the junior year using a special application form available in the School of Business and Engineering. Admission into the combined program is competitive. Only students who have earned at least 75 credits at Quinnipiac with an overall GPA of 3.0 are considered.
Curriculum + Requirements
It is recommended that students interested in the Fast Track BA/MBA program take the following undergraduate courses or equivalents early in their undergraduate program. These will prepare students for the recommended MBA classes during their senior year.
- AC 101 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
- EC 111 Microeconomics (3 credits) or EC 112 Macroeconomics (3 credits)
- EC 271 Applied Statistical Methods (or equivalent) (3 credits)
Students in the Fast Track program may complete up to 9 credits of graduate courses during their senior year. These courses also fulfill undergraduate open electives. Students must work with their undergraduate adviser and the MBA director to ensure that the courses fit into both degree programs. Students must present satisfactory performance in their graduate course work completed during their senior year to be officially admitted into the graduate program upon completion of their BA degree.
The BA/MBA curriculum consists of the MBA core courses, including a requirement to complete MBA 660 with an international travel component and MBA 688 MBA internship.