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Accelerated CAS Bachelor's/MBA Program

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The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) offers a broad range of programs such as Communication & Media, Chemistry Business, Criminal Justice, English, and Political Science, to name a few! No matter the major, CAS students are ideal candidates for this accelerated program.

This program offers a wide range of flexible and cutting edge specializations in eight core disciplines and is steeped in Jesuit values emphasizing corporate social responsibility, ethics, and a global perspective. It is nationally recognized and an internationally accredited MBA program.

The CAS/MBA Accelerated Program allows students from the College of Arts and Sciences to earn a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and an MBA degree in as little as five years.  Students may be required to take up to 12 credits in qualifying courses and an additional 36 credits of graduate coursework to complete the MBA degree.  The accelerated program affords students considerable cost and time savings by allowing them to complete some graduate course requirements while still enrolled as undergraduates.

Students interested in the program should consult their academic advisor as early as possible. This will allow adequate time for planning coursework. 

Application Process and Admissions Standards

An undergraduate student may submit a formal application to the accelerated program following the completion of at least 60 semester hours and at least by the end of the fall semester of his/her junior year. 

Criteria for acceptance into the accelerated program include:

  • Student’s Previous Academic Performance
  • GMAT Score
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Students must satisfy all admission requirements including a minimum GMAT of 500 and that he/she:

  • Has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.00 in all coursework; and
  • Has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.00 in his/her major.

Once admitted the undergraduate student must maintain:

  • A 3.00 undergraduate cumulative GPA;
  • A 3.00 cumulative GPA in the major; and
  • A 3.00 cumulative GPA in all graduate coursework.

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For specific advising or general questions related to the program, please contact Professor Jack Strain, Director of the CAS & MBA Combined Programs, at or 570-941-4131.

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