Students pursuing either the B.S. or B.A. in Business Administration have the option to apply to a dual degree program in which they can earn both their bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration within a five-year period. Two options are available. Students may: (1) apply for dual admission to both degrees at the time of their initial application to the School or (2) apply for admission to the M.B.A. portion of the program during their junior year.
The breakdown of the minimum 150 credit hours is as follows:
- Students complete all requirements of the B.S.B. or B.A.B.A. program.
- Students will receive waivers for all of the M.B.A. pre-Qualification courses.
- Students will receive waivers for the following M.B.A core courses (10 Credit Hours).
BMBA 9452 International Perspective
BMBA 9453 Accounting for Decision Makers
BMBA 9455 The Role of Quantitative Analysis in Business Decision Making
BMBA 9456 Management Theory and Practice
BMBA 9459 Economics for Managers
- Remaining M.B.A. curriculum requirements are fulfilled by taking graduate business courses.
The total credit hours consist of a minimum of 120 undergraduate credits and 30 graduate business credits. Students must consult their concentration advisers in the Stillman School for specific information. Graduate course information is available through the Stillman School's Student Information Office, Jubilee Hall, Room 526, (973) 761-9222.
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. Freshman applicants should consult the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to learn more about the competitive application process by emailing [email protected] or calling (973) 313-6146. To be eligible to begin graduate coursework (generally after the completion of 90 credits), dual-admissions applicants must have attained a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
Stillman undergraduate students who do not apply for dual admission may apply after completing between 75 and 90 undergraduate credit hours. Applicants must meet all requirements for admission to the M.B.A. program.
The student spends the first three years undergraduate 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 Stillman 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 [email protected].
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