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

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

High-performing students in the B.S. in Justice Studies-Criminal Justice and the B.S. in National Security 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.S. programs:

  • Justice Studies-Criminal Justice
  • National Security

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, complete one M.B.A. core course as an undergraduate elective, and complete 33 M.B.A. credits in the three semesters of their fourth calendar year of study.

Berkeley College undergraduate B.S. students enrolled in the Four-year Combined B.S./M.B.A. Option may take graduate courses at Berkeley College. To be considered for the Four-year Combined B.S./M.B.A. Option, current Berkeley College undergraduate, 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 

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

  • Justice Studies-Criminal Justice and National Security students in the B.S./M.B.A. option will not be required to declare a concentration in their B.S. degree program
  • The M.B.A. core course (3 credits) will count as an undergraduate upper-level major elective and will be taken after a student has completed 90 credits
  • Students will also take two Justice Studies-Criminal Justice or National Security 3000/4000 upper-division electives

The student may take a maximum of one graduate course (i.e., a maximum of three credits) during his/her undergraduate career.

The 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, this 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 these graduate credits to satisfy graduate degree requirements. The graduate course will appear on the graduate transcript as graded transfer credits.

SAMPLE PROGRAM SEQUENCE - Four-Year Combined B.S. in Justice Studies-Criminal Justice/M.B.A.

SAMPLE PROGRAM SEQUENCE - Four-Year Combined B.S. in National Security/M.B.A.