Studies / East Asian Studies
Qualified students who have completed 45 credits as an
undergraduate with a general index of 3.0 and a major average of
3.3 are encouraged to enter this intensive accelerated five-year
program leading to two degrees. Under this program, students
matriculate for 147 undergraduate/graduate credits. Students are
expected to maintain grades commensurate with the requirements for
entry into this combined degree program.
Dr. Bernadette Li, Director
Institute for Asian Studies
BA/MBA Asian Studies / Business
Designed to provide students with the opportunity to complete
their undergraduate and graduate degrees at St. John’s University
within five years. Students who meet the selection criteria for
acceptance into the combined degree program after their junior year
can apply that summer. They must demonstrate their ability to meet
the same entrance requirements as for all Tobin College of Business
- 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.
They will be able to take up to seven (7) graduate courses in
the senior year that can be applied to both the bachelor’s degree,
which they would receive at the end of the fourth year, and the
master’s degree, which would be conferred at the completion of the
program in the fifth year.
Carol J. Swanberg
Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Admissions
Tobin College of
Students accepted in a combined degree program are given the
opportunity to complete both their baccalaureate and master’s
degrees in five years of full-time study by enrolling in four or
more approved graduate courses while still an undergraduate
student. These graduate courses count both toward the undergraduate
and eventual graduate degrees, and incur no additional charges to
the student while 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 applied to the baccalaureate degree as part
of the major may not be applied to a graduate degree later on
should the student decide not to complete the combined degree