Wilkes University

MBA 4 + 1

MBA 4 + 1

The MBA Program Requirements include Foundation, Core and Elective courses and must total 39 credits. For students enrolled in a 4+1 program, the following program requirements must be met:

Admissions Requirements. Students will apply to the MBA program prior to the semester in which they intend to start taking MBA courses. Students will need to document the completion of at least 108 credits prior to the start of MBA courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required. In addition, students must have completed an undergraduate internship prior to the start of MBA courses. For the inaugural semester (i.e. the semester in which they complete their undergraduate program), students enrolled in the 4+1 program must not exceed 18 credit hours for that semester.

Non-business majors wishing to pursue the 4+1 program can complete a minor in Management (18 credits) as part of their undergraduate course of study. These classes include: ACC-161, BA-153, BA-335, FIN-240, MGT-251, and MKT-221.

Foundation Courses. Students enrolled in a 4+1 program will begin taking up to three MBA courses in the spring semester of their senior year. If the student has completed a minor in Management (prior to the start of MBA courses), the Foundations courses are waived.

Core Courses. Students enrolled in a 4+1 program will begin taking MBA core and elective courses in the summer after the completion of the undergraduate program at the rate of three to four courses per semester until the completion of the degree. No more than four courses can be completed in any one semester.

Elective Courses. Students enrolled in a 4+1 program will enroll in three elective courses at the pace of one elective course per semester, after the completion of foundation courses, to fulfill the elective course requirements. Students are encouraged to select a specialization within the MBA course offerings to focus their MBA elective course selections.

In summary, students will complete 36-39 credits to fulfill the requirements of the MBA Program. Courses are available in hybrid weekender and online formats – students will likely complete multiple courses is each format. Students enrolled in a 4+1 joint program will complete the MBA degree program within three additional semesters of the completion of the undergraduate degree.


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