B.A./M.B.A. Dual Degree
The John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters offers a plan of study for students wishing to major in Disability Studies (DST), minor in Business, and transition into the M.B.A program. This program provides a unique opportunity to combine undergraduate studies in business and social science in preparation for further graduate studies in business. This plan of study will guide student toward completing their undergraduate studies (major in DST/minor in business) by the end of their 7th semester and completing their M.B.A. by their 10th semester.
Students who wish to pursue this plan of study should meet with both their undergraduate College of Arts and Letters Academic Advisor and the Neff COBI Office of Student Retention and Academic Success as early as possible to plan a course sequence to fit the recommended timelines of this plan of study to meet the business minor and apply toward the MBA program. Interested students will take the GMAT at the end of their junior year and should apply for admission to the program to the College of Graduate Studies before the fall of their senior year. To be admitted to the program, students must have senior standing, score a minimum of 450 on the GMAT, and have at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA. Undergraduate requirements for the general business minor must also be completed. Upon admission to the program by the College of Graduate Studies, the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation, and the College of Arts and Letters, students will be taking graduate courses while simultaneously completing the requirements for the B.A. in Disability Studies. Interested students will also be working with the Neff COBI Office of Graduate Programs to assist with the transition process.
Students’ special statuses must be tracked by the Office of Student Retention and Academic Success to assure AACSB compliance and to ensure the B.A. degree is granted prior to graduating with the M.B.A.