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Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MBA (3+1)

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Introduction

In just four years you can complete both your BS and MBA and join the next generation of leaders in Silicon Valley, the energy industry or in international business.

Program Overview

The fastest route to career success

Our dual-degree program leading to a BS and an MBA prepares you to meet the challenges of today’s global business world. The undergraduate component complements your career ambitions and prepares you for the in-depth, graduate-level work you’ll do in the fourth year, when you’ll build a strong foundation in areas such as organizational behavior and financial analysis.

Even though the program is accelerated, you’ll still receive the same quality education you would get in a traditional six-year track, plus we offer the flexibility to shape your experience in a way that reflects your goals and interests, whether they relate to the health care industry, engineering or the nonprofit sector. The curriculum is a blend of on-campus classes and online courses during the summer, with an emphasis on collaborative work that hones essential leadership, critical thinking and presentation skills.

We’ve created a unique support system for this program. You have the option of living with fellow program members your freshman year, and the dedicated program director is always available for guidance with course selections and experiential learning opportunities. There are both undergraduate and graduate opportunities to study overseas, with immersion trips through the School of Business, and seminar trips and courses in countries such as China, France, Germany and Peru.

Undergraduate degree program options


In lieu of completing a bachelor's degree in the School of Business, students may choose to complete a BA in Theater in the College of Arts and Sciences and the MBA within the same timeframe (3 undergraduate years and 1 graduate year).

Career Development

Access to the same career-building opportunities

While academics are at the forefront during your time at Quinnipiac, the faculty and staff always have your future in mind. Through a variety of internships, networking opportunities and access to recruiters from many of the most sought after corporations, we help you prepare for a successful career.

Visit our Career Development page to learn more about the many opportunities we offer, here on campus and through our vast network from the U.S. and around the globe.

In Their Words

World-Sized Classroom

In choosing to attend Quinnipiac, Computer Information Systems major Jacqueline Waite '16, MBA ‘17, found more than just the right school — she found a tight-knit community that spanned the world.

As a student in the accelerated dual-degree BS/MBA (3+1) program, she earned both her bachelor’s degree and MBA in four years. Hard work and an international perspective would define Jacqueline's experience.

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Making the right call

Jacqueline Waite '16, MBA '17, developed a different view of the world when she studied abroad in Europe.

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Curriculum and Requirements

Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MBA (3+1) Program of Study

(possible curriculum1,2)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
CIS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics 3
EN 101 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing 3
FYS 101 First-Year Seminar 3
MA 170 Probability and Data Analysis 3
SB 101 The Business Environment 3
 Credits18
Spring Semester
AC 211 Financial Accounting 3
EC 112 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EC 272 Advanced Applied Statistics 3
EN 102 Academic Writing and Research 3
IB 201 Globalization and International Business 3
MG 210 Essentials of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
SB 250 Career Planning and Development 1
 Credits19
Summer Semester
UC Core Electives 3 6
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall Semester
AC 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BLW 221 Business Law and Society 3
FIN 201 Fundamentals of Financial Management 3
MG 211 Operations Management 3
MK 201 Marketing Principles 3
University Core 3
 Credits18
Spring Semester
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
University Core 3
University Core 3
University Core 3
 Credits18
Summer Semester
Internship for Credit 3
 Credits3
Third Year
Fall Semester
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
MBA 601 Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start) 1
MBA 615 Managing the Decision Making Process 3
SB 450 Strategic Integrated Management Seminar 3
Open Elective 3
 Credits19
J-term
Choose an international experience such as SB 360 Nicaragua Micro-Loan Experience or similar course 3
 Credits3
Spring Semester
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
Science Core with Lab 4
MBA 620 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620) 3
MBA 625 Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers 3
 Credits19
Summer Semester
MBA 688 Graduate Internship I 3
 Credits3
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
MBA 635 Decision Making for Business Operations 3
MBA 640 Financial Decision Making 3
MBA 645 Marketing Decision Making 3
Decision Making Tools (elective course) 3
MBA elective course 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
MBA 690 Decision Making Capstone 3
MBA elective course 3
MBA elective course 3
MBA elective course 3
MBA elective course 3
 Credits15
Summer Semester
MBA 660 Decision Making in a Global Economy 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits159
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.

3

 up to 7 credits (online)

Admissions Requirements

The accelerated dual-degree BS/MBA (3+1) program does not have a separate application process. Incoming freshmen students admitted to the School of Business who meet the program criteria will be invited to enter the program. To be considered for this accelerated program, students generally must be ranked in the top 20 percent of their high school class, and must have a total SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1200 or higher, or an ACT composite score of 25 or higher.  

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective freshmen are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first-quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.