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Dual-Degree BA or BS/MBA (4+1)

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Introduction

Combining a strong foundation in business with another discipline opens the door to endless career possibilities, from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to Washington, D.C. With this program, you’ll earn both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in only five years.

Program Overview

Double the return on your educational investment

Our MBA dual-degree programs are designed for outstanding students who want to reap the benefits of completing a dual degree in less time than it would take to complete the two degrees separately. The path to the dual-degree MBA is completed in five years, and is open to both students enrolled in bachelor of science and bachelor of arts programs. In both the BS/MBA and BA/MBA paths, students begin taking graduate courses during their senior year that count toward both an undergraduate degree and an MBA.

Our dual-degree curriculum emphasizes collaboration and critical thinking, and you’ll hone your leadership and presentation skills through group projects. You’ll explore the major challenges of today’s global business world and examine key topics, such as organizational behavior and financial analysis. Each program fosters the development of both hands-on skills and a global perspective through an experiential learning component and executive study abroad course.

Career development is central to both programs. You’ll receive guidance not only from our dedicated faculty and staff, but also a vast network of alumni eager to assist in internship and job search. Job fairs and recruiting events also connect you with representatives from prominent firms including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, GE, Citi and Johnson & Johnson. With an intimate understanding of business, practical experiences and a foundation in subjects such as economics, finance and chemistry, you’ll graduate with a step up on your competition, ready to excel in a range of careers.

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.

BS/MBA Curriculum and Requirements

Dual-Degree BS/MBA (4+1) Program of Study

Students in the dual-degree (4+1) 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.

MBA Program of Study

Foundational Course Work
MBA 601Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start)1
Decision Making Tools:
Select one of the following:3
EC 600
Managerial Economics
CIS 600
Information Systems Strategy
MBA 610
Business Decision Analysis
Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 1)
MBA 615Managing the Decision Making Process3
Core Business Disciplines
MBA 620Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620)3
MBA 625Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers3
MBA 635Decision Making for Business Operations3
MBA 640Financial Decision Making3
MBA 645Marketing Decision Making3
MBA 660Decision Making in a Global Economy 13
Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 2)
MBA 690Decision Making Capstone3
Graduate Electives 1, 2
Select six graduate electives either in a specific concentration/discipline or customized by the student18
Total Credits46
1

Students who are in the BS/MBA program are required to take MBA 660, which includes an international experience.

2

MBA students take 18 credits of electives.

MBA students may choose to take elective courses within one area, creating a concentration in a specific discipline, or may choose to take electives across multiple business disciplines, enhancing a broad interdisciplinary perspective.

Electives are available in computer information systems, finance, health care management, international business, management and marketing.

BA/MBA Curriculum and Requirements

Dual-Degree BA/MBA (4+1) Program of Study

It is recommended that students interested in the Dual-Degree BA/MBA (4+1) 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 211Financial Accounting3
EC 111Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 272Advanced Applied Statistics3
Total Credits9

Students may complete up to 10 credits of MBA courses during the senior year, 9 credits of which also fulfill undergraduate open elective requirements. 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, a graduate internship.

MBA Program of Study

Foundational Course Work
MBA 601Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start)1
Decision Making Tools:
Select one of the following:3
EC 600
Managerial Economics
CIS 600
Information Systems Strategy
MBA 610
Business Decision Analysis
Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 1)
MBA 615Managing the Decision Making Process3
Core Business Disciplines
MBA 620Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620)3
MBA 625Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers3
MBA 635Decision Making for Business Operations3
MBA 640Financial Decision Making3
MBA 645Marketing Decision Making3
MBA 660Decision Making in a Global Economy 13
Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 2)
MBA 690Decision Making Capstone3
Graduate Electives 1, 2
Select six graduate electives either in a specific concentration/discipline or customized by the student18
Total Credits46
1

Students who are in the BS/MBA program are required to take MBA 660, which includes an international experience.

2

MBA students take 18 credits of electives.

MBA students may choose to take elective courses within one area, creating a concentration in a specific discipline, or may choose to take electives across multiple business disciplines, enhancing a broad interdisciplinary perspective.

Electives are available in computer information systems, finance, health care management, international business, management and marketing.

Admissions Requirements

Current Quinnipiac students can apply for this program up until the spring semester of their junior year using a special application form available in the School of Business. Admission into these dual-degree programs 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.