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The Barney School's 3+1 Program

Complete Your BSBA and MBA in Four Years

The 3+1 Program positions you to start your career sooner. Students in the Barney School of Business 3+1 program, who have not yet earned their baccalaureate degree, may be admitted to the MBA program after the completion of three years and with a GPA of 3.2. All undergraduate courses must be completed prior to the beginning of the fall semester of their fourth year. 

Is this program for you?

We are looking for bright, career-oriented, and high-achieving students who can complete the coursework for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in three years, by taking an accelerated schedule that includes summer and winter term courses, and then move immediately into the full-time MBA coursework. Students must stay on schedule with courses mapped by semester for completion in four years and maintain a GPA of 3.2 throughout the program in order to remain in the 3+1.

Why choose the 3+1 program? 

  • Complete your BSBA and MBA in 4 years.
  • Cohort structure, in which students progress through the 3+1 Program together.
  • Selective admission based on GPA, test scores (not test optional), and on-campus interviews.
  • Complete at least one internship in your major.
  • Six majors, 11 minors, and seven MBA concentrations for you to choose from.

Added benefits of the 3+1:

  • No large lecture classes.
  • Classes are taught by full-time and part-time working professionals, not graduate students.
  • On-campus housing available throughout the program.

For more information, please contact Celia Lofink at 860.768.4362 or