Accelerated 4+1 MBA Dual Degree Program

Are you an undergraduate student wishing to significantly increase your earning potential and gain a competitive advantage in the job market? MNU can help prepare you with only 1 additional year of study.

About the Program

Rather than spending 4 years working on your bachelor’s degree and another 2 years working on an MBA, plan early and begin taking MBA courses in your undergraduate senior year at MNU. This is a fast track option for a variety of majors—not just business majors—who are achievement oriented and want to interact with managers who are already in the corporate world. Declare early to ensure your success.


At MNU, our MBA program emphasizes ethical business values which are the foundation of the program. Special courses hone specific skills in project management, finance, and strategy. You'll pursue your undergraduate courses for the first 3 years. If you are within the final thirty (30) credit hours needed to graduate, you will be permitted to complete two (2) graduate courses* for dual credit, totaling no more than six (6) credit hours which can then be applied towards your major or minor in Accounting or Business, and counted as upper-division elective hours. In order to complete the MBA in one year, you'll need to take 2 courses (on-site or online) concurrently with your undergraduate coursework.


By completing the 4+1 MBA Program you not only save 1 year of graduate tuition, but you also potentially gain an additional year of a more lucrative MBA-level salary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with an MBA make an average of $11,000 more a year than those with just a bachelor’s degree.

  • Guaranteed acceptance for juniors with a 3.5 GPA* and 96 college credit hours.
  • For students with GPAs of 3.00 – 3.49, conditional acceptance also requires a faculty recommendation.
*To apply to the MBA 4+1 Dual Degree Program, complete your application one semester before you are scheduled to take MBA courses. The timing of this application ensures that your GPA is current. Applications will be sent to Dr. Mary Murphy, MBA Advisor. Dr. Murphy will notify you and your undergraduate advisor of your acceptance or rejection into the MBA 4+1 Dual Degree Program. Your advisor will then generate your plan of study.

Your future


Touching many areas of business, you could become a:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Mortgage and Financing Professional
  • Risk Manager
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Business Developer

Employers & Internships

Some of our recent Business Administration grads have interned at:

  • Orbital ATK
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  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Target Store Management
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial
  • Financial Brokers

Related Majors

Other majors you may also be interested in learning more about:

Our people are the difference

Our professors are business professionals and scholars known for building relationships with you and having an open-door atmosphere where you can feel free to ask questions and talk through ideas.

You Can Succeed Here

Pioneer alumni are working in industries and cities around the world. During their time at MNU, they developed the skills and knowledge to succeed. Transformed by Christ to serve others – that’s real success.