The “4 + 1” Bachelors/MBA program consists of five years of study, during which students will spend the first three years taking courses as required for their chosen bachelor’s degree work program. In their fourth year, they will complete (along with required undergraduate program courses) 6 credits’ worth of graduate business (MBA) coursework which will satisfy both undergraduate degree requirements and count toward achievement of the MBA degree.
In their fifth year, students will take the remaining courses required for a General MBA, in full-time format. Students will apply for acceptance into the program in junior year and will be admitted into the MBA program in their senior year if they meet program GPA requirements. Students who do not meet 4 + 1 program requirements or who choose not to pursue the MBA by completing the remaining courses in year five will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree. Students who complete the 5-year program will possess both a Bachelor’s degree in their undergraduate discipline and an MBA degree.
- Create a path for high-achieving Montclair State undergraduates to complete a Bachelors and MBA degree in five years
- Allow students from a variety of undergraduate disciplines to gain valuable business and professional knowledge, skills and experiences that enhance their employability and career options
- Give students a more cost-effective option for getting an MBA degree by taking some “swing” graduate courses that satisfy both their undergraduate and graduate degrees at the undergraduate tuition rate
As of Fall 2018, the following undergraduate programs are approved for participation in the 4 +1 program:
- BA Economics
- BA Religion
- BA Philosophy
- BA General Humanities
As enrollees in a 5 year Bachelors/MBA program, students will complete 120 credits of undergraduate courses including 6 credits of MBA core courses as the “swing” courses, 24 credits of remaining MBA core courses and 6 credits of elective MBA courses, which totals 150 credits.
To learn more about the program, please attend our upcoming information session on April 3rd at 6:30pm.