(For Non-Business Majors)
Adviser: Mark Schild, M.B.A. (SSOB); Abe Zakhem, Ph.D. (College of Arts and Sciences)
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Stillman School offer a joint program that leads to two degrees: a bachelor’s degree in any liberal arts or sciences major (humanities, mathematics, social, physical, or computer sciences) and a Master of Business Administration.
The unique feature of this program is that both degrees can be earned in five years. By carefully selecting courses, the student can complete the requirements for both degrees in as few as 150 credit hours. The student spends the first three years taking arts and sciences courses. After the completion of 75 credit hours, the student applies for the M.B.A. program. Students must meet all requirements for admission to the M.B.A. program. If accepted, the student takes a mixture of arts and sciences and business courses in the fourth year. The fifth year is reserved exclusively for graduate business courses. When the student has completed all undergraduate degree requirements and a minimum of 120 credit hours, the student receives a bachelor’s degree. After completing the M.B.A. requirements and a minimum of 150 total credit hours, the student also receives an M.B.A.
The purpose of the program is two fold:
- Students receive a broad-based undergraduate education. Students major in an arts and sciences discipline to gain a broad perspective in the humanities and social and physical sciences and a comprehensive grasp of one arts and sciences major.
- Students begin graduate coursework while completing a bachelor’s degree. This enables the arts and sciences student to obtain an M.B.A. with one additional year of study.
Basic Principles and Requirements
In offering this program, Seton Hall operates on three basic principles:
- Students must complete their undergraduate arts and sciences courses and fulfill the requirements for an undergraduate major;
- Students must apply for and gain admission to the M.B.A. program after the completion of a minimum of 75 credit hours in arts and sciences (the GMAT exam requirement is waived for SHU students with a GPA of 3.4 or higher); and
- The joint program requires a minimum of 150 credit hours; within this number, a student completes specified arts and sciences requirements, an undergraduate arts and sciences major field, and the specified M.B.A. curriculum.
The total credit hours consist of a minimum of 110 undergraduate credits and 40 graduate business credits. Because the requirements of specific College of Arts and Sciences majors may vary greatly, dual-degree candidates should be individually counseled by advisers in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Stillman School of Business. Graduate course information is available through the Stillman School’s Student Information Office, Jubilee Hall, Room 526, (973) 761-9222.
B.A. or B.S./M.B.A. Curriculum
- Arts and Sciences Core Requirements.
- Arts and Sciences Major Field Requirements.
- M.B.A. Pre-Qualification Sequence. In consultation with a faculty advisor, students complete the last 10 credits of their undergraduate degree by choosing 10 credits from the following graduate business courses:
- BMBA 9450 The Launch Experience
- BMBA 9451 Corporate Social Responsibility
- BMBA 9452 International Perspective
- BMBA 9456 Management Theory and Practice
- BMBA 9457 Market Decision Making
- M.B.A. curriculum credit-bearing courses. 25 credits of core coursework and 15 credits of electives.
Consult course descriptions for more details. If these requirements can be met in fewer than 150 credit hours, students may take elective courses to complete the 150 credit-hour minimum.