School of Business

Business BS/MBA

Five-year program
Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration
Master of Business Administration

5-year Business MBA student graduates

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Many students in the Mount's Business program choose to also complete their master's degree in Business Administration at the Mount to further their careers and develop their skills. Therefore, we decided to create a combined bachelor and master's degree program to save you time and money!


Why study Business Management BS/MBA at the Mount?

The question really is, why not? As a Business BS/MBA five-year student at the Mount you can:

✓ Get both degres completed faster
✓ Save money
✓ Continue to learn from the same professors you are already comfortable with

Declaring this program will also help students prepare for leadership positions in both corporate and nonprofit organizations.

As with students on the traditional track, Mount Business BS/MBA students benefit by learning from seasoned professionals with a combination of knowledge, experience, and a passion for teaching. You'll also learn from the same service-oriented perspective that teaches you not just how to be profitable, but also how to use your business skills to change the world and help others.

The School of Business at Mount Saint Mary College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees at the listed locations are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Master of Business Administration (5 year)
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration with concentrations in: Finance, Marketing, Sports Management

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What to expect as a Business BS/MBA major

Completing a bachelor's and master's degree in just five years takes hard work, dedication, and careful planning, but you can do it! Throughout the process, your advisor will work with you closely to make sure you are completing all of the requirements for graduation.

As a Business BS/MBA major, you'll start out taking only undergraduate courses your first three years of college. In your fourth year (senior year), you'll begin taking graduate courses will also completing your bachelor's degree. You'll graduate with a bachelor's degree in the spring of your fourth year and then spend the fifth year completing the graduate courses, graduating with a master's degree in the spring of your fifth year.

As an undergraduate students will complete at least 48 credits (16 classes) in Business. Entry into the Business BS/MBA program requires a grade point average of 2.85, both overall and in the major. Then, you will take 34 credits in the MBA graduate program to complete both degrees.


Be prepared for your future

Want to gain experience in Accounting before you even get a job offer? The Mount's Career Center can help you find an internship at a variety of organizations to help you build business experience. Internships at organizations like IBM, Office of the U.S. Secret Service, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and Newburgh Family YMCA will add to your portfolio of business experiences.

After your preparation in the Mount's School of Business, you'll be ready to succeed in both corporate, government, and nonprofit business positions. Graduates of the BS/MBA program are additionally qualified for leadership positions in these organizations or to pursue doctoral studies.


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