Bachelor's + MBA


All five of our majors in the Visual Arts Department offer the valuable opportunity to combine your undergraduate degree with graduate business courses in order to allow you to complete an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) in one more year. In five years, you could complete a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree. Graduate courses are offered online and on-campus. Twelve credit hours are completed as dual credit as an undergraduate. 

How It Works

Through the 4+1 MBA Program, students are able to earn a Master of Business Administration in one extra year by taking four graduate courses as dual credit that count toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students must also complete the following four undergraduate business classes as prerequisites for the MBA program:

  • ATG 2173 Financial Accounting – OR – ATG 1163 Accounting for Decision Making 
  • BUS 2193 Business Statistics
  • FIN 3003 Principles of Finance
  • ECN 2003 Basic Economics – OR – ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics – OR – ECN 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics

Requirements for Dual Credit

  • Junior standing.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Approval of their academic adviser

Enrolling in 4+1

If you are a current student and would like to enroll in the 4+1 MBA Program, go to Graduate School Pathways and complete the form at the bottom of the page.

If you are not currently enrolled at JBU but are interested in more information about the 4+1 program, contact your admissions representative.

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Bachelor in VFX + Master in Business Administration information coming soon.