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MBA 4+1

The Concordia University Texas Master of Business Administration (MBA) 4+1 program awards Concordia freshmen, sophomores, and juniors contingent direct admission into the Concordia MBA program without a separate application. Students are able to complete both their bachelor’s degree and their MBA degree in just five years, rather than six.

Students enrolled in the 4+1 program can register for up to 12 MBA credits in their junior and senior years. Once they earn their bachelor’s degree, they will complete their final year of the MBA program as full-time MBA students. In their final year, students may enroll either in the hybrid online/on-campus program that meets one evening per week or in the fully online program.

Why Join the 4+1 Program?

After graduating with their BBA, MBA 4+1 students can complete their MBA in just three additional semesters (one academic year).

This allows students to move toward a higher degree faster while saving thousands of dollars in tuition. Additionally, students take MBA classes with working professionals, giving them early access to networking opportunities.

Who Is Eligible To Join?

The requirement for acceptance into the 4+1 program is a 2.75 college GPA, or a 3.0 high school GPA (applicable only to incoming freshmen). The program is open to Business Administration majors across all modalities, as well as Applied Business (BAAS) majors.

How Does the Program Work?

  • Eligible students interview with an MBA counselor or Student Academic Planner and submit a commitment form to join the program. Once the form is accepted, students receive a letter showing contingent direct admission into the MBA program.
  • To maintain MBA 4+1 status, students are required to attend events at the IncubatorCTX, allowing them to gain critical networking skills. Events feature entrepreneurship workshops, engaging guest speakers, and MBA presentations. All events are free for students to attend.
  • MBA 4+1 students will also need to work toward accumulating work experience through a combination of paid, volunteer, and student leadership roles.

Advanced Graduate Courses

MBA 4+1 students can start enrolling in MBA courses in the first semester of their junior year. They are eligible to take specific MBA courses:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership – Self
  • Marketing Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Financial Accounting & Management
  • Managerial Economics

Enrollment subject to availability of courses during a given semester.

Program Benefits

  • The MBA 4+1 program awards students contingent direct admission into the Concordia MBA program without a separate application, which means they can list this honor on their resume and communicate to prospective employers that they will be taking graduate classes.
  • Traditional students will pay no additional tuition for the MBA courses, beyond the standard semester rate for 18 credit hours. Non-traditional students also save thousands of dollars in MBA tuition.
  • MBA 4+1 students earn their graduate degrees in less time and join the workforce better prepared.

What Is the Value of the Concordia MBA 4+1 Program?

The Concordia MBA program gives students access to experienced business professionals and community leaders, including other students and faculty, allowing them to gain critical networking skills.

MBA students partner with an organization in their community to plan, develop, and implement a Capstone project with an emphasis on management consulting or a venture they might pursue once they have completed the program. This ultimately benefits both the student and the organization or business with which they are partnering. 

Guest speakers, investment simulations, case studies, learning teams, and the capstone project are just some of the ways students are exposed to real-world business issues and participate in making decisions that impact an organization and the wider community.

Enrolling in the MBA 4+1 program allows students to move toward a higher degree faster, saving time and money. These students ultimately graduate with both a bachelor's and a master's degree.

Concordia MBA Career Outcomes

  • Business Owner
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Health Services Manager
  • Information Technology Director
  • Investment Fund Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Talent Manager


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