Bachelor's + MBA

4 + 1

All four 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 5 years you could have both a Bachelors degree in the Visual Art AND an MBA! In addition, it is worth noting that all of the 5th year classes in the MBA program are offered both on-campus and online meaning that you could finish your Bachelors in Art & Illustration or Digital Cinema or Graphic Design or Photography and then move away from Siloam Springs, begin your career, and finish your MBA from anywhere in the world. You also do not have to complete the MBA in one year (although you could), you can take up to 8 years! In addition to the time savings you are also getting 12 hours of graduate credit for free as a part of your undergraduate tuition. Click on one of the links below to see the specific details.

Bachelor in Art & Illustration + Master in Business Administration

The purpose of the John Brown University Art & Illustration + MBA program is to help students develop a portfolio of fine art and illustration skills combined with business and management skills and leadership strengths that will enable them to excel in their areas of calling, enable and empower their colleagues, and be light and salt in the world. With JBU’s culture of training the head, heart, and hand infused into its programs, JBU Art & Illustration + MBA graduates are uniquely prepared to offer leadership with character, competence, and conscience. After a thorough undergrad program of foundational art courses followed by in-depth work developing your skills in both concept and a variety of techniques/media you will then create a professional illustration portfolio or a fine art senior exhibition. You begin your business education with foundational undergrad business courses plus 12 hours of graduate business courses while you are still in your undergrad program. That’s 12 hours of MBA coursework for free and completed by the time you earn your BS!

Bachelor in Digital Cinema + Master in Business Administration

Our undergrad program in Digital Cinema and graduate degree in Business will help you learn how to professionally market your filmmaking skills and create a viable business model. After a thorough undergrad program of foundational cinema courses followed by in-depth work writing and developing your own screenplay and producing a short narrative film ready for film festivals and distribution, you begin your business education with foundational undergrad business courses plus 12 hours of graduate business courses while you are still in your undergrad program. That’s 12 hours of MBA coursework for free and completed by the time you earn your BS!

Bachelor in Graphic Design + Master in Business Administration

John Brown University's Graphic Design + MBA program helps students develop a portfolio of graphic design skills combined with business and management skills and leadership strengths that will enable them to excel in their areas of calling, empower their colleagues, and be light and salt in the world. With JBU’s culture of training the head, heart, and hand infused into its programs, JBU Graphic Design + MBA graduates are uniquely prepared to offer leadership with character, competence, and conscience.

Bachelor in Photography + Master in Business Administration 

Professional photographers frequently are self-employed, developing and operating their own business. Our undergrad program in Photography will help you achieve the skills and the experience to produce professional work and our graduate degree in Business will help you learn how to professionally market those skills and create a viable business model. The purpose of the John Brown University Photography + MBA program is to help students develop a portfolio of photography skills combined with business and management skills and leadership strengths that will enable them to excel in their areas of calling, enable and empower their colleagues, and be light and salt in the world.