Master of Business Administration: MBA 4+1 | Mount St. Joseph University
Students working together over a laptop computer.

Undergraduates can earn a Master's of Business Administration degree with one additional year of graduate study.

Our "4+1" program allows you to earn both your undergraduate and MBA degrees in just five years. As a Mount St. Joseph University undergraduate, you can begin taking MBA courses in your senior year and complete your remaining graduate coursework in your fifth year. The 4+1 is open to students in business and non business majors. Admission to the program is competitive.

Our 36-hour MBA curriculum challenges you to strengthen and apply your knowledge in core business areas such as managerial finance, accounting, economics, marketing, and leadership. Our small class sizes allow you to hone your interpersonal, team and group communication skills while working one-on-one with expert faculty.

A primary MBA focus is ethical leadership. Our aim is to develop MBA graduates who can make ethical decisions with social responsibility and justice.

MBA Dual Credit Course:

You will complete four dual credit courses, courses that count toward both your undergraduate and graduate degree, (two per semester) during your senior year.

  • Corporate, Legal, and Ethical Responsibility
  • Managing Innovation and Technology
  • Team Building and Group Dynamics
  • Marketing for Management

Career Potential:

The MBA prepares students to assume leadership and management positions in nearly all areas of business, both profit and not-for-profit. Students develop a technical knowledge of accounting, finance, operations and project management to help organizations become more effective and efficient.

In this challenging global economy, your skills and knowledge will be put to the test. Understanding how to navigate within a variety of business environments will open the doors to many challenging and exciting career opportunities.

Provisional Admission Requirements

Apply to the MBA program in the spring of your junior year. Upon acceptance to the program, you will achieve provisional status.
To apply for provisional status, submit the following:

+1 Year Courses

You take 4 courses in the Fall semester and 4 courses in the Spring semester.

Fall Semester
Global Economic Issues
Leadership in Organizations
Leadership Seminar I
Strategic Management

Spring Semester
Managerial Accounting
Managerial Finance
Project and Operations Management
Leadership Seminar II          

Learn More

  • Schedule a meeting to talk with your advisor.
  • Visit the School of Business located on the third floor of the Science Building.
  • Attend an Information Session.
  • Email graduate
  • Call (513)244-4807 to talk to a graduate admission counselor.

News and Updates

Expand your career options with an MBA. Two courses will be offered each semester so you can earn your degree in two years or less. For more information, email

Stay up to date with the most recent business administration news and events; visit the department of business administration page.