Students admitted to the BA/MBA program begin MBA studies fall semester of their senior year.
BA/MBA students may begin the MBA program with zero, one or two required CLA courses remaining to be completed during the first year of the MBA program. Students who complete one or two CLA courses during the first year of the MBA program (senior year), will postpone one or two first-year MBA courses to the fifth year of study.
At the end of the senior year, BA/MBA students who have successfully completed all College of Liberal Arts graduation requirements (including successful completion of MBA credits
required for completion of the BA degree) are awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree.
During the fifth year of study, BA/MBA students complete the second year MBA curriculum and any remaining MBA courses that were postponed during their first year of the MBA program.
At the end of the fifth year, BA/MBA students who have completed all BA and MBA graduation requirements are awarded the MBA degree.