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.
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 earning a GMAT score of 500 or higher and attaining an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above. If accepted, the student takes a mixture of arts and sciences and business courses in the fourth year. 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.
The purpose of the program is twofold:
- Students receive a broad-based undergraduate education. Students major in an arts and sciences discipline to gain a broad perspective in the humanities and social and physical sciences and a comprehensive grasp of one arts and sciences major.
- Students begin graduate coursework while completing a bachelor’s degree. This enables the arts and sciences student to obtain an M.B.A. with one additional year of study.
Basic Principles and Requirements
In offering this program, Seton Hall operates on three basic principles:
- Students must complete their undergraduate arts and sciences courses and fulfill the requirements for an undergraduate major
- 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
- 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.
The breakdown of the minimum 150 credit hours is as follows:
- 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.
- Students complete the following undergraduate and graduate business courses:
||Legal Foundations of Business
||Accounting and Legal Considerations
||Organizational and Market Dynamics
||Corporate Social Responsibility
3. Remaining M.B.A curriculum requirements including 12-15 credits in the selected concentration area, are fulfilled by taking graduate business courses.
The total credit hours consist of a minimum of 108 undergraduate credits and 42-45 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.
- Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum
- Arts and Sciences Major Field Requirements
- M.B.A. Pre-Qualification Sequence.
- M.B.A. curriculum credit-bearing courses: Foundation Sequence, Essential Knowledge Sequence, Breadth Sequence, Concentration Courses and the Business Policy Capstone.
If these requirements can be met in fewer than 150 credit hours, students may take elective courses to complete the 150 credit hour minimum.