Five-Year Combined B.S./M.B.A.
Combined B.S./M.B.A. degrees are available for currently-enrolled Caldwell University School of Business and Computer Science undergraduate students who are pursuing a business degree. Those students who have achieved junior status (60+ credits) and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 may request admission into the Master’s program. Once admitted to the Master’s program, the student takes a combination of undergraduate courses and graduate courses during the fourth year. Two graduate level courses (BU 520 Advanced Business Strategy and BU 537 Financial Management or BU 525 Advanced Auditing) can be taken during the fourth year, one in the fall and one in the spring. BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy and BU 337 Finance or BU 325 Auditing core business undergraduate courses, respectively, required for a Bachelor’s degree in the School of Business and Computer Science will be substituted with the applicable graduate courses. These six credits for graduate-level courses WILL count towards BOTH the student’s 120 credit hours required for the undergraduate bachelor’s degree as well as towards the 33 credit hours required for the M.B.A. or M.S. in Accounting. The Bachelor’s degree will be awarded upon completion of the requirements for this degree. During the fifth year, the student takes up to 15 credit hours each semester of graduate courses required for the M.B.A. or M.S. in Accounting. After completing the remaining 27 credit hours, the student will receive an M.B.A. or M.S. in Accounting.
- Junior status by completing a minimum of 90 credit hours and an overall GPA of 3.0 in a declared School of Business and Computer Science major.
- Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours of business courses at Caldwell University with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in those courses.
- A reference from School of Business and Computer Science faculty member
- Substantial work experience will be waived for current undergraduate candidates.
A Catholic Liberal Arts Education
At the core of a Caldwell education is our liberal arts curriculum, designed to guide students to critical thinking skills, appreciate diverse cultures, and acquire a moral and civic awareness.
Students develop the whole self as they absorb learning through our liberal arts core: the humanities; the physical and biological sciences, and mathematics; and the social sciences.