Joint B.S. Business / M.B.A.
The School of Business Administration offers a joint Bachelor of Science in Business and Master of Business Administration (B.S./M.B.A.) program to qualifying students. Accepted students are permitted to take some graduate-level courses in their fourth year of undergraduate study that also count toward graduate program requirements. Typically, a fifth year is required to complete the graduate requirements, depending on the major or concentration.
The joint program provides a valuable option to students who may wish to further strengthen their business competencies, credentials and marketability. Students may plan to follow this program as early as the freshman year and no later than the start of the senior year. Students should apply through Philadelphia University’s Graduate Admissions Office after consultation at the Office of Graduate Studies.
Transfer students may also apply. Currently enrolled students will be considered for admission if they have maintained a 3.0 grade point average. The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is required for full acceptance to the program and must be taken before the end of the senior year.
Non-business majors interested in the Joint B.S./M.B.A. Program should obtain a copy of the “Pre-M.B.A. Requirements for Non-Business Majors: Planning Guide” from the DEC Graduate Studies Office. The planning guide should be used in combination with the Academic Catalog and the checksheet for the student’s undergraduate major. The guide describes the requirements for admission and the application process as well as the Pre-M.B.A. course requirements.