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Dual Degree

B.A. or B.S./M.B.A Program

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Stillman School offer a joint program that leads to two degrees: a bachelor's degree in a liberal arts or science and a Master of Business Administration.

In offering this program, Seton Hall operates on three basic principles:

  1. Students must complete their undergraduate arts and sciences courses and fulfill the requirements for an undergraduate major
  2. Students must apply for and gain admission to the M.B.A. program after the completion of a minimum of 75 credit hours in arts and sciences; and
  3. The joint program requires a minimum of 150 credit hours; within this number, a student completes specified arts and sciences requirements, an undergraduate arts and sciences major field, and the specified M.B.A. curriculum.

Curriculum

The breakdown of the minimum 150 credit hours is as follows:

  1. Students complete the core curriculum of the College of Arts and Sciences and major field requirements. The total credits vary depending upon the requirements of the major field.
  2. Students complete the following undergraduate and graduate business courses:
    • BITM 2701 Management Information Systems
    • BMBA 9450 The Launch Experience
    • BMBA 9451 Corporate Social Responsibility
    • BMBA 9452 International Perspective
    • BMBA 9454 Legal Environment
    • BMBA 9458 Information Technology
  3. Remaining M.B.A curriculum requirements, are fulfilled by taking graduate business courses.

The total credit hours consist of a minimum of 110 undergraduate credits and 40 graduate business credits. Students must consult their major advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences for specific information. Graduate course information is available through the Stillman School's Student Information Office, Jubilee Hall, Room 526, (973) 761-9222.

B.A./M.B.A. Curriculum

  1. Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum
  2. Arts and Sciences Major Field Requirements
  3. M.B.A. Pre-Qualification Sequence.
  4. M.B.A. curriculum credit-bearing courses: 25 credits of core coursework and 15 credits of electives.

If these requirements can be met in fewer than 150 credit hours, students may take elective courses to complete the 150 credit hour minimum.

Program Overview

The unique feature of this program is that both degrees can be earned in five years. By carefully selecting courses, the student can complete the requirements for both degrees in as few as 150 credit hours.

The student spends the first three years taking arts and sciences courses. After the completion of 75 credit hours, the student applies for the M.B.A. program. Students must meet all requirements for admission to the M.B.A. program, including meeting or exceeding one of the following criteria:

  • Obtaining a cumulative college GPA of 3.4 or higher, OR
  • Scoring within the 50th percentile (i.e., 570) or higher in any graduate level standardized test (i.e., GMAT, GRE, LSAT), OR
  • Obtaining a 3.0 GPA or higher AND a score in the 30th percentile (i.e., 500) or higher in any graduate level standardized test (i.e., GMAT, GRE, LSAT)

The fifth year is reserved exclusively for graduate business courses. When the student has completed all undergraduate degree requirements and 120 credit hours, the student receives a bachelor's degree. After completing the M.B.A. requirements and a minimum of 150 total credit hours, the student also receives an M.B.A.

Current undergraduate students who wish to discuss the application process should contact the Stillman Office of Graduate Admissions by calling (973) 761-9262 or emailing the office at busgrad@shu.edu.

Program Faculty

Many of our full-time faculty have attended top Ph.D. programs and are in demand as lecturers, consultants and media experts. Stillman School faculty provide an academic experience characterized by high faculty-student engagement, often partnering with students on research and other projects. 

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