Combined Degrees: Business Administration B.S.B.A./MBA

The College of Business offers students an opportunity to earn both their undergraduate and graduate degrees through a combined B.S.B.A./MBA program. This program enables qualified students to earn, in a continuous plan of study, both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master in Business Administration in four years. Upon entering the Master of Business Administration program, students may also opt to select a concentration, provided all prerequisites have been met. 


Eligible high school students who would like to pursue the Combined Degrees: Business Administration B.S.B.A./MBA program should apply directly for the program at the time of admission to take maximum advantage of this accelerated option. Qualified students who elect the Combined Degrees: Business Administration B.S.B.A./MBA program as an undergraduate student must fulfill all admissions requirements for entrance into the intended graduate program and complete a graduate program application. 

Business Administration

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science in business administration degree

Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting3
ACCT1220Managerial Accounting3
BUS1001Introduction to Business and Management3
BUS3010Business Analytics3
BUS4030Global Strategy Capstone3
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions3
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I3
MGMT2001Human Resource Management3
MGMT2030Operations and Supply Chain Management I3
MRKT1001Marketing Foundations3
Major Courses
ENTR, IBUS, MGMT, RMGTTwo courses 2000 level or higher6
ACCT, ADVC, ENTR, FISV, IBUS, MGMT, MRKT, RMGT, RTLThree courses 3000 level or higher9
ACCT, ADVC, ENTR, FISV, IBUS, MGMT, MRKT, RMGT, RTLOne course at the 4000 level 3
MGMT2020Organizational Behavior3
Applied/Experiential Learning
Choose 9 credits from the following:9
College of Business Internship Ic
Directed Experiential Education D
Study Abroad Sa
Related Professional Studies
CAR0010Career Management1
FYS1020First-Year Seminar1
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 6
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities 6
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT, or REL
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
Statistics I
One course from BIO, CHM, PHY or SCI
Social Sciences 6
One course from ANTH, GEND, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC, RES or SOC
A&S Electives6
One course with an EASC attribute
Free Electives #
3 credits credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university 3
Graduate Courses **
FISV5600Financial Management3
MGMT5800Effective Leadership3
MGMT5900Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law3
RSCH5800Evidence-Based Research in Management3
Total Credits122.0

Students use 12 free elective credits for graduate-level courses in the Master of Business Administration during their 4th year.

IcTypically, internships require a minimum of six credits. Students interested in a 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling internship and free elective credits.

D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS). 

SaTo be eligible to count toward Applied/ Experiential Learning, a Study Abroad offering must meet certain requirements. Contact JWU Global to discuss eligible Study Abroad options for this degree program.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For students who qualify for the J2 program, up to four graduate courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling free elective credits.

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration 

Core Courses
FISV5600Financial Management 3
FISV5720Financial Reporting and Control3
IBUS5511Global Economic Environments3
MGMT5575Operations Management3
MGMT5800Effective Leadership 3
MGMT5900Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law 3
MRKT5500Strategic Marketing3
RSCH5800Evidence-Based Research in Management 3
Elective Courses
Choose College of Business courses at the 5000 or higher level to fulfill the 9 credit elective requirement. Courses taken as foundation courses do not apply.9
Career Capstone Course
MGMT6800Business Policy and Strategy3
Total Credits36.0

These graduate courses will fulfill the bachelor of science in business administration requirements in the 4th year.  Please note:  The bachelor of science in business administration is not awarded until all graduate-level courses applying to the undergraduate degree have been successfully completed. 

Students may choose up to 6 credits of 5000-level or higher study abroad to satisfy elective courses.

Note: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math courses.

Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000-level courses.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international, domestic, and digital options for major, minor, free electives, experiential learning, and transferable courses. There are many affordable options for students during a semester, winter session, spring and/or summer breaks.  Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied, and some partners offer external scholarships.  Premiere programs do not qualify for JWU scholarships or grants; however federal aid is available.  Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go? Wherever you decide, make the best of your educational journey!