Psychology / Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts / Master of Business Administration
The combined baccalaureate and master’s program in Psychology 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.
Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this dual degree program.
Students should apply for admission to the dual BA/MBA program during the second semester of their junior 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 3.25 average in their undergraduate courses
- a satisfactory GMAT score.
- Students who complete their undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher, may be exempt from taking the GMAT. Candidates must seek approval from the Peter J. Tobin College of Business and the graduate admissions office for a transcript evaluation. Please note that all coursework and grades received, from all schools attended must be added to determine the final undergraduate GPA.
Students must also have a minimum 3.5 GPA in at least four undergraduate courses in Psychology and are expected to maintain grades commensurate with the requirements for entry into this combined degree program while matriculated.