Anthropology/Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration
The combined baccalaureate and master’s program in Anthropology and Business Administration is designed to provide highly-motivated students with the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study.
Students in the combined degree program may enroll in four or more approved graduate courses while still working toward their undergraduate degrees. These graduate courses count toward both the undergraduate and eventual graduate degrees, and incur no additional charges to the student while he or she is still matriculated as an undergraduate.
By completing undergraduate requirements during the first four years, students are assured of the bachelor’s degree if for any reason they decide not to complete the master’s degree. Graduate level courses that are applied to the baccalaureate degree as part of the major may not be applied to a graduate degree should the student decide not to complete the combined degree program.
Roberta Villalon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
St. John Hall 444L
Students should apply for admission to the combined BA/MBA program during the second semester of their sophomore years, in consultation with their advisors and the respective undergraduate and graduate deans. Ideal candidates for the program demonstrate the ability to meet the same entrance requirements as for all Peter J. Tobin College of Business graduate programs:
- an overall B (3.0) average in their undergraduate courses
- a B (3.0) average in the business core courses, and
- a satisfactory GMAT score.
Students must also have a minimum 3.5 GPA in at least four undergraduate courses in Anthropology and expected to maintain grades commensurate with the requirements for entry into this combined degree program while matriculated.
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There are many career and educational options for anthropology majors/minors. B.A. level graduates find multiple careers in applying an anthropological perspective. Further study in graduate or professional schools are common paths for anthropology undergraduate major/minors. Anthropology provides a strong basis for subsequent graduate level education and training in international law, public health, social work and multiple areas in and out of the social sciences. Additional anthropological study can also lead to a traditional career of teaching and research in numerous departments, or as an applied anthropologist in both the public and private sectors.
Anthropology offers many lucrative applications of anthropological knowledge in a variety of occupational settings, in both the public and private sectors. Non-governmental organizations, such as international health organizations employ anthropologists to help design and implement a wide variety of programs, worldwide and nationwide. State and local governmental organizations use anthropologists in planning, research and managerial capacities. Many corporations look explicitly for anthropologists, recognizing the utility of their perspective on a corporate team. Anthropologists also fill the range of career niches occupied by other social scientists in corporations, government, nonprofit corporations, and various trade and business settings. Anthropologists' unique training and perspective will enable them to compete successfully for these jobs on into the 21st century.Back to top