3+1 BA/MBA Program

Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University is pleased to announce a 3+1 BA/MBA program. Students in this program can attain their Bachelor’s of Arts degree in just three years. It will also offer students the opportunity to be admitted to our accredited, one-year MBA program. Students graduating with a 3.0 GPA after their first three years will be granted preferred admittance into this graduate program and receive an entrance exam waiver. This will be effective in the fall of 2020. 

This program will allow students the opportunity to complete their BA in business in three years thus reducing the amount of time and tuition dollars normally required to complete both degrees. It will also position 3+1 graduates to enter the workforce a year earlier, with an MBA, and, increasing their chances for preferred employment opportunities, and, with likely a higher starting salary! The 3+1 program will be available with all of AU’s business majors: accounting, finance, global business, management, marketing, and sport marketing.

“I’m excited by the creative thinking behind this new program and congratulate our faculty in the Falls School of Business,” said Dr. Marie Morris, Provost. “They are ever mindful of the needs of learners and the workforce and have designed a very innovative and exciting option for students to get an excellent education and be prepared for a lifetime of impact.”

Sample three-year road map.

For purposes of visualizing what a three-year course plan might look like, here is a generic plan below. This is not the exact plan for any major, just a sample schedule. To view the specific courses for majors, you will need to look at your intended major’s academic advising plan.

Potential classes that would be specific to your intended major are estimated in bold.

Freshman Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Course, 2 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3-4 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours Course, 4 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3-4 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 1 credit hours Course, 2 credit hours
 
 
Summer Semester
Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours

 

Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Course, 3 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours Course, 4 credit hours
 
Summer Semester
Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours
 
Junior Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Course, 1 credit hours Course, 1 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 3 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 4 credit hours Course, 3 credit hours
Course, 4 credit hours Course, 4 credit hours
 
Graduate with your bachelor’s degree. Begin your 10-month MBA.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

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