The Fast Track programs are designed for outstanding students who wish to complete a dual degree in less time than it would take to complete the two degrees separately. The BS/MBA program, designed for students who are enrolled in a bachelor of science program, can be completed in five years. Students begin taking graduate courses during their senior year that count toward both an undergraduate degree and an MBA.
In this program, you’ll develop a global perspective through an executive study abroad course and also gain hands-on skills through the experiential learning component of the program, which ensures you’ll get professional experience before you enter the job market. The curriculum emphasizes collaboration and critical thinking, and you’ll hone your leadership and presentation skills through group projects. You’ll also explore the major challenges of today’s global business world and examine key topics, such as organizational behavior and financial analysis.
Career development is a priority at Quinnipiac. You’ll receive guidance not only from our dedicated faculty and staff, but also from our vast network of alumni who participate in job fairs and recruiting events with representatives from prominent firms including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, GE, Citi and Johnson & Johnson. Upon graduation, you’ll enter the professional world with the academic background and practical experience to excel in a career that draws from both your intimate understanding of business and your foundation in subjects such as economics, finance and chemistry.
Curriculum and Requirements
Interested students must apply for admission to the BS/MBA program during the last semester of the junior year using a special application form available in the School of Business. Admission into the combined program is competitive. Only students who have earned at least 75 credits with an overall GPA of 3.0 are considered. Meeting the minimum criteria for consideration does not guarantee admission.
Students in the Fast Track program may complete up to 9 credits of graduate courses during their senior year, which 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 BS degree. The BS/MBA curriculum consists of the MBA core courses plus a requirement to complete MBA 660 with an international travel component and MBA 688 MBA Internship.