Accelerated Bachelor’s to MBA
Earn your MBA faster. Make an impact sooner.
Eager to get started in the dynamic world of business? Our accelerated dual-degree program allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree and MBA within just five years. Join the next generation of forward-thinking business leaders who drive positive change. And, do it while optimizing your tuition expenses and building meaningful relationships with industry professionals, faculty, and fellow students.
- Time to finish
- 5 years
- In Person & Online (BA), Fully Online (MBA)
- Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Masters of Business Administration
Why enroll in the Accelerated Bachelor’s to MBA program at Mary Baldwin?
At Mary Baldwin University, we empower our students for success in the dynamic world of business. Our accelerated dual-degree program equips you with a solid foundation in business fundamentals, outstanding communication and reasoning skills, and the practical experience necessary to thrive in the business world – all in just five years.
How it Works
- Declare your Business major, any emphasis area, no later than the 2nd semester of your sophomore year. (If you are transferring with an associate’s degree you must declare your Business major at admission.)
- Declare your intention to pursue the MBA to your advisor no later than the second semester of your second year at MBU.
- Include three graduate classes as part of your undergraduate degree, beginning in the third year.
- Complete your Business Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA, and move directly into the MBA program. A separate application for the MBA is not required.
- Complete the remaining requirements for your MBA in just one calendar year.
Benefits of our dual-degree program
Network and relationship-building: Completing both degrees at the same institution allows you to build deep, meaningful connections with faculty, mentors, and peers.
More in-depth research: Starting graduate-level research while an undergraduate provides you with more time to deep dive into your areas of interest.
Coordinated counseling: Undergraduate and graduate advisors begin working together while you’re in your final undergraduate year for additional support.
Earn your BA or BS en route: Your bachelor’s in Business is not dependent on completing the MBA program requirements. You will receive your Bachelor’s degree on your way to the graduate program.
Get started, faster: You’re eager to start an exciting career in business. Our accelerated program gets you out into the workforce one calendar year sooner with all of the competitive advantages that come with an advanced business degree.
Unique student support
The McCree Center for Life Success assists current students and alumni in finding the best opportunities throughout their career development. We work closely with both faculty and employers to identify how your valued education best matches the needs of today’s evolving marketplace.
Take the leap.
Our accelerated dual-degree program gives you access to all of the resources and benefits of our bachelor’s and MBA programs. That includes the support and guidance of Palmer School of Business faculty and advisors, internships, externships, capstones, and other unique opportunities to set you on the path to success. After five years, you’ll graduate with an advanced degree and skill set, a deep understanding of business, and invaluable connections to make your dream career a reality.
Cost & Financial Aid
We work hard to make an MBU education one of the most affordable in the country. 95% percent of MBU students receive scholarship awards or financial aid. And MBU helps you get your degree faster by maximizing transfer credits and translating relevant work and life experiences into course credits. A great education is worth it. Let us help you bring your aspirations to life.