Four-Year Combined B.B.A./M.B.A. Option

Berkeley College makes it possible to earn both a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. in as little as four years.

High-performing students in certain Berkeley College B.B.A. programs now have the option to complete a Baccalaureate degree and a Master’s degree in Management in just four calendar years. This option offers many benefits, including the ability to:

  • Graduate with an M.B.A.. much sooner than through the traditional route
  • Expand career opportunities and earning potential with an advanced degree
  • Save significant tuition costs

This option is open to students in the following B.B.A. programs (on-site and online programs approved in New Jersey only):

  • Accounting
  • Fashion Merchandising and Management
  • Financial Services
  • General Business
  • Health Services Management
  • International Business
  • Business Administration - Management
  • Marketing Communications

To complete in four years, students will attend full-time, three semesters per calendar year. Students must also complete all requirements for the M.B.A.. in Management degree in just one calendar year, completion of two M.B.A. core courses as undergraduate electives, and completion of 30 M.B.A.. credits in the three semesters of their fourth calendar year of study.

Berkeley College undergraduate B.B.A. students enrolled in the Four-year Combined B.B.A./M.B.A.. Option may take graduate courses at Berkeley College. To be considered for the Four-year Combined B.B.A./M.B.A.. Option, current Berkeley College undergraduates or transfer and prospective students must meet the following admission criteria:

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.50
  • Full-time enrollment or intention to study full-time
  • Successful completion, with a B or better, in the Business core courses 
  • Minimum of two years of professional work experience

Students meeting these criteria will receive a letter of invitation to apply for this option once they have earned 60 undergraduate credits.

The student may take a maximum of two graduate courses (i.e., a maximum of six credits) during his/her undergraduate career.

Each graduate course will appear on the undergraduate transcript with a subject code, number, title, number of credits, and grade. As part of the undergraduate transcript, each course counts in the student’s undergraduate semester and cumulative GPAs and total number of credits attempted and earned. 

If the student graduates with the undergraduate degree and matriculates into the Berkeley College graduate program, the student may also use those graduate courses to satisfy graduate degree requirements. Both graduate courses will appear on the graduate transcript as graded transfer credits.

SAMPLE PROGRAM SEQUENCE