Accelerated MBA

Add one more year and get your MBA

At John Brown University, you can add just 1 extra year onto your college experience and obtain your MBA - no matter your major! This is a great way to save time and money.

How it works

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

  • Students must be at least junior standing
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Students must have the approval of their academic advisor

Enrolling in 4+1

If you would like to enroll in the 4+1 Program, please contact Wendy Bailey in the Graduate Business office at