Accelerated BA/MBA

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BA/MBA accounting majors from the class of 2014, & 2015, & 2016 are employed in their field– many had job offers before graduating. The accelerated program allows you to earn your MBA at the same time as your undergraduate business degree.  You’ll fast-track your graduate studies by completing your courses faster and earning two degrees in five years.

Reduced Tuition

Undergraduate students enrolled in this program can take up to 6 MBA classes at half the graduate tuition cost. Students can begin taking MBA classes during their junior year, one night a week, either in our flexible hybrid format or completely online. 

Hybrid format classes mix the best of both worlds – online and on campus. You have the option to complete your coursework in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting, online, or a combination of both. 

What are the accelerated BA/MBA degree options and requirements?

Elms College undergraduate students can choose to pursue a combined BA/MBA accelerated degree program in one of four MBA* concentrations: accounting, financial planning, healthcare leadership, and management.

The BA/MBA in accounting is a four-and-a-half year, 150-credit program for accounting majors. This program offers accounting students the 150 credits required to sit for the CPA exam in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

The BA/MBA in healthcare leadership or management is a five year 156-credit program for students who wish to obtain an advanced degree in business management or healthcare leadership. 

What's the Next Step?

Sign up for a campus visit and meet with faculty and students in the program. Ready to apply? You can do it online.

The Accelerated Bachelors to Masters of Business Administration degree is open to all four MBA tracks: Accounting, Financial Planning, Healthcare Leadership and Management. Once enrolled in the program, students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 (B or better) in all undergraduate courses. Students will have the ability to enroll in MBA level classes during their junior year. Prior to full matriculation into the MBA program, each student will be re-evaluated by the MBA program director. The following documentation is also required:

  • Completed and signed application
  • One page personal goal statement
  • Copy of a current resume
  • Official transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Adviser approval letter*
  • Interview with the MBA Program Director

*Adviser Approval – The Accelerated Undergraduate track requires a signed letter of approval from the undergraduate adviser. The MBA program works closely with the adviser and the student to coordinate a curriculum plan that is appropriate for each individual student.


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