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The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies “4 + 1” Bachelors/MBA program consists of five years of study, during which students will spend the first three years taking courses as required for the GSWS bachelor’s degree work program. In their fourth year, they will complete (along with required undergraduate program courses) 6 credits’ worth of graduate business (MBA) coursework which will satisfy both undergraduate degree requirements and count toward achievement of the MBA degree.

In their fifth year, students will take the remaining courses required for a General MBA, in full-time format. Students will apply for acceptance into the program in junior year and will be admitted into the MBA program in their senior year if they meet program GPA requirements. Students who do not meet 4 + 1 program requirements or who choose not to pursue the MBA by completing the remaining courses in year five will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree. Students who complete the 5-year program will possess both a Bachelor’s degree in History and an MBA degree.

Program Benefits

  • High-achieving Montclair State undergraduates are able to complete a Bachelors and MBA degree in five years
  • Students from a variety of undergraduate disciplines gain valuable business and professional knowledge, skills and experiences that enhance their employability and career options post graduation
  • Students can take advantage of a more cost-effective option for getting an MBA degree by taking some “swing” graduate courses that satisfy both their undergraduate and graduate degrees at the undergraduate tuition rate

As enrollees in a 5 year Bachelors/MBA program, students will complete 120 credits of undergraduate courses including 6 credits of MBA core courses as the “swing” courses, 24 credits of remaining MBA core courses and 6 credits of elective MBA courses, which totals 150 credits.

Interested in Pursuing the 4+1 Bachelor’s / MBA Program? Follow these simple steps:

Step 1
Schedule an appointment with an MBA Advisor by contacting the MBA Office at 973-655-4306 /
Step 2
Complete a change of major form to designate intent to participate in the 4 + 1 Bachelor’s / MBA program Note: You should complete the change of major form after meeting with an MBA Advisor regarding the 4+1 Bachelor’s / MBA program.
Step 3
Complete foundation courses in Statistics, Accounting, and Finance (if not already completed) and earn at least a B- or better in all three foundation courses.
Step 4
Register for 6 credits of MBA Swing Courses (four 1.5 credit classes) in the Spring semester of your senior year.