4+1 B.A./M.B.A. Program

No matter what your major—whether it’s arts, education, psychology, science, or business—the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota School of Business and Technology has an opportunity to fast-track your career and increase your employment options.

This new 4+1 B.A./M.B.A. program allows you to take up to nine credits of graduate courses in your senior year of undergraduate studies with no additional cost, and complete your M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) in one additional year. This program is available only to currently enrolled or enrolling undergraduate students on the Winona Campus.

Program Benefits to You

  • Put yourself in a position to fast-track your career and enhance employment opportunities
  • Complete your master’s degree in only one additional year
  • Save money on tuition as the first 9 M.B.A. credits are included in your undergraduate program
  • Accounting majors will graduate with the 150 credits needed to sit for the C.P.A. exam
  • Your M.B.A. will stand out in a working world where bachelor degrees are becoming the norm
  • The Saint Mary’s M.B.A. prepares you for leadership in the world today and moving forward

Program Requirements and Costs

  • 122 undergraduate credits meeting all general elective and major requirements. This coursework is completed in the first four years of the program, making you eligible for the B.A. degree.
  • 39 graduate credits. The first 9 graduate credits may be taken during your senior undergraduate year. In one additional year, you can graduate with an M.B.A.
  • Since up to 9 credits are included in your undergraduate tuition, the M.B.A. tuition cost would be 30 credits at $535 per credit, totaling $15,450 plus fees and housing if needed.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement of your desire to pursue an M.B.A.
  • Résumé
  • Apply for admission during your senior or junior year
  • A minimum GPA of at least 2.75

Saint Mary’s ranks in top 5 largest M.B.A. programs in the state

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota recently earned a top spot on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal list of largest Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programs in Minnesota. Saint Mary’s is fifth on the list with a total of 281 M.B.A. students enrolled in fall 2017, which is up 54.4 percent from the […] Read more ›

Hussein dreams of justice in Ethiopia, everywhere

As Kassim Abbanesha Hussein crosses the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota commencement stage on Saturday, June 3 to receive a Doctor of Business Administration diploma, part of his heart will remain in Oromia, Ethiopia. Hussein fled his homeland 26 years ago—leaving behind an unspeakable level of danger and heartbreak. At the tender age of 12, […] Read more ›
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota offers 4+1 BA/MBA program

Saint Mary’s launches new M.B.A. program for undergraduate students

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota undergraduate students now have the opportunity to earn their Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with only one additional year of school. The new program is designed for all students, regardless of major. Students will take up to nine credits of graduate courses in the senior year of their bachelor’s degree […] Read more ›
4+1 BA/MBA program offered at Winona Campus

4+1 B.A./M.B.A. program offered at Winona Campus

We continue to strive for new and innovative ways to offer excellent educational opportunities for our students. In his address during the University Convocation last week, Brother William spoke of a goal to integrate more graduate offerings at the Winona Campus, and Dr. Tom Marpe, dean of Business and Technology, followed soon after with an […] Read more ›

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Molly Bigelow

Rochester Center - Enrollment Counselor

Rochester Campus, RC

Campus Box: # 53

(507) 457-8602


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