5-year B.S./M.B.A. Program

Program Information

Adams State University School of Business is pleased to offer a new program that allows select business majors to earn a bachelor’s and M.B.A. in just five years. The 5-year B.S./M.B.A. helps exceptional Adams State students get a head start in their career in business. The program provides a solid foundation for students to launch a successful career in business. The curriculum allows students several options so they can customize their degree to the area in business most relevant to their career goals.

The B.S./M.B.A. provides a seamless transition from an undergraduate program to the graduate program, allowing students to cultivate and strengthen their business expertise and maintain the M.B.A. advantage that is sought after in today’s highly competitive, global marketplace. The five-year B.S./M.B.A. program is designed for motivated students who are prepared for a streamlined, integrated academic experience that responds to the rapidly changing global environment of today’s business world. The B.S./M.B.A. program is ideal for those who want to fast-track their careers while building sustainable skills with innovative and interactive curricula. Students are grounded in applications-based learning that engages new technologies, global perspectives, and ethics-based best practices.

For more information, please contact the School of Business at 719-587-7161.

Admission Requirements for Combined Bachelor’s/M.B.A. Degree Program

Undergraduates enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at Adams State University who have completed 75 credit hours of course work toward their degrees and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above may apply for admission to a combined bachelor’s/M.B.A. degree program. This program has been established to encourage students with strong scholarly interests to begin their M.B.A. program during their junior year and to provide flexibility in the scheduling and completion of undergraduate requirements along with their graduate course requirements for the M.B.A. degree. The graduate degree will be awarded only after, or concurrently with, the award of Baccalaureate. There are two categories that could qualify a student for acceptance:

  1. The student may be enrolled in either a graduate or undergraduate degree program, taking both undergraduate and graduate courses, with two degrees being conferred only when the requirements for both are completed. This student must be monitored and eligibility for certain financial aid programs may be restricted. A “500-Level Course Evaluation” form must be completed and approved by the M.B.A. director and the School of Business chair prior to registration. A student must have completed 90 credit hours prior to starting 500-level courses.
  2. The student is an undergraduate taking graduate course(s) as part of their undergraduate degree program. The courses are being used to complete the undergraduate degree. This student is treated for financial aid purposes as a normal undergraduate student and no special financial aid processing is required.

Until students accumulate 120 total credit hours bachelor/M.B.A., they will be classified as undergraduates for financial aid and College Opportunity Fund (COF) purposes (COF applies to courses numbered 100, 200, 300, and 400 only).

ASU undergraduate/M.B.A. students may count up to 6 credit hours of M.B.A. work toward their undergraduate degree program with permission from the M.B.A. director and School of Business chair. These students will be able to finish their M.B.A. with 30 credit hours as 6 credit hours would have counted toward their baccalaureate degree.