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B.A. or B.S. in Business Administration/M.B.A. Dual Degree Program

Program Overview

The combined B.A. or B.S./M.B.A. program consists of both CSE undergraduate courses and FDU graduate courses. CSE students who earn a grade of B or better in six Business Administration courses would be eligible for a waiver of 12 credits of Foundation courses in the FDU M.B.A. program.

Students admitted into the 4+1 program will be required to take 6 specified credits of FDU graduate courses during their senior undergraduate year, which will count towards satisfying the degree requirements of both their CSE B.S. degree and their FDU M.B.A. degree.

The M.B.A. coursework typically takes one extra school year. This structure will provide students who enroll in the Program on a full-time basis the ability to complete the B.A. or B.S./M.B.A. program in five years.

Program Admission

FDU, in consultation with the Dean of the School of Professional Studies at CSE, shall make decisions concerning admission of students to the Program based on the criteria noted below, which were established by the Silberman College of Business. CSE shall make determinations concerning student eligibility for financial aid and the allocation of financial aid to students for the undergraduate portion of the Program, including the final undergraduate semester when students will be taking FDU graduate courses at FDU's Florham Campus.

  • Any student in the undergraduate degree program at CSE is eligible to apply to the Program. Students enrolled in the B.S. in Business Administration or those earning a minor in Business Administration will be considered for the waiver of the Foundation courses in the M.B.A. program.
  • Students cannot be considered for admission to the Program until they have completed at least 60 credits of undergraduate coursework with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (out of 4.0).
  • By the end of their junior year, students must apply for admission to the five-year B.A. or B.S./M.B.A. program by submitting a completed FDU application (application fee is waived).
  • The senior undergraduate year of study in the Program is a qualifying year. Students must earn a grade of B or better in each of the required courses and maintain a CSE cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in order to qualify for the graduate year. Failure to earn B grades or better in each required class or to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better means that the student will not be allowed to continue into the graduate year. Instead, the student will graduate at the end of the senior year with a B.A. or B.S. degree issued by the CSE.

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate students enrolled in the program will be registered and billed at the CSE for the term. Once matriculated as graduate students at FDU, students admitted into the Program will be awarded a tuition scholarship by FDU equivalent to 40% of the Tier 2 graduate tuition rate that is in effect during that particular academic year; such scholarship shall be applied against the student's FDU tuition.