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Earn Two Degrees in Five Years

Students in class at the white board pursuing a 5th Year MBA degree at Curry College

The 5 th Year MBA program is an "honors" level program for students that are interested in earning both an undergraduate degree and a Master of Business Administration. This program is available to Curry College students, regardless of which bachelor's degree they are working toward earning, who have successfully completed prerequisite Business Management courses and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Through this program, undergraduate students will begin taking graduate level courses in the summer immediately following their junior year and will take both undergraduate and graduate courses during their senior year. Graduate level courses are offered in hybrid and online formats. The undergraduate Business Management and MBA programs are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Deadline for juniors to apply to the program is May 1!

Program Requirements and Information

Undergraduate students must complete the following courses by the spring semester of their junior year at the College to qualify for the program:

  • MATH 1150: Statistics
  • BUS 1610: Macroeconomics OR BUS 1611: Microeconomics
  • ACNT 1010: Financial Accounting

Through this program, students accelerate their MBA studies by enrolling in courses during summer terms and during the senior year of their undergraduate program. Please note that MBA courses offered during the summer term will be offered fully online and MBA courses offered during the fall and spring semesters are offered in a hybrid format.

Summer Following Junior Year:
MBA 6000: Human Resources Management
MBA 6010: Business Law and Corporate Governance

Senior Year - Fall Semester:
Undergraduate Courses Needed to Complete Bachelor Degree Program
MBA 6400: Management of Information & Technology
MBA 6300: Strategic Management Economics

Senior Year - Spring Semester:
Undergraduate Courses Needed to Complete Bachelor Degree Program
MBA 6200: Managerial Accounting
MGT 6210: Strategic Financial Management

Summer Following Senior Year:
MBA 6310: International Business
MBA 6410: Strategic Marketing

Fall Following Senior Year:
MBA 6510: Supply Chain & Operations Management
MBA 6500: Strategic Process & Planning

Spring Following Senior Year:
MBA 7600: Capstone Foundation
MBA 7610: Capstone Recommendations

Eligibility and Invitation Process for Prospective Curry Students

Incoming undergraduate students that have earned at least a 3.0 high school grade point average will receive a formal invitation to participate in the 5 th Year MBA program. Students that accept the College's invitation to participate in the 5 th Year MBA program will formally apply for the program during their junior year of study. Prior to submitting a formal application to the program, advisors will meet with students to assist them in selecting appropriate courses to fulfill prerequisites and to prepare for their timely entry into the 5 th Year MBA program. Students will also be invited to attend on-campus events including guest speakers and MBA capstone presentations.

Prospective students with questions regarding the program may contact the Admissions Office.

Eligibility and Application Process for Curry Students in their Junior Year

Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (or better) in order to begin taking MBA courses in the summer immediately following their junior year. Students earn the bachelor's degree at the end of their senior year and complete their MBA the following spring semester.

For students that did not express interest prior to enrolling at the College, please request additional information about the program by emailing the MBA Director at

All students, whether they were invited to the program upon enrolling at Curry, or have expressed interest during their freshman or sophomore year must officially apply to participate in the program.

Students must submit the following:

The priority application deadline for the 5 th Year MBA program is March 15 of a student's junior year of study.   Current students with questions regarding the 5 th Year MBA program can contact Professor Steven Gunning, MBA Director, at  

Save on Tuition

Students participating in the 5th Year MBA program benefit from taking graduate level courses while they are undergraduate students and save nearly $9,000 in tuition costs by participating in this accelerated MBA program rather than taking the standard MBA after graduating with a bachelor's degree.

During the summer semester following their junior year, students will pay for 6 credits of MBA courses at the MBA tuition rate (currently $825 per credit).

  • Students will qualify for a 20% alumni tuition discount even though they are not yet alumni!
  • No undergraduate institutional merit or need based-aid is available for summer courses
  • Typically, students do not have eligibility to qualify for federal Stafford loans as they have utilized these funds during the academic year.
  • Families could be eligible for additional Parent PLUS loan funding or could obtain private loans to assist in financing the tuition expense associated with these summer courses.

During the fall and spring semester of their senior year, students will take 6 credits of MBA courses during each semester at no additional charge to their undergraduate tuition cost. These credits are built into the degree map to be 6 of the students 18 credits (full-time tuition is between 12 and 18 credits).

  • If a student enrolls in more than 18 credits, the College's standard per-credit billing rates policies would apply for each credit beyond 18 at the undergraduate per-credit tuition rate.
  • Financial aid is awarded to students based on their undergraduate enrollment status only.

After a student graduates at the end of the spring semester during their senior year, they would begin to be charged at the MBA tuition rate (currently $825 per credit).

  • Students will qualify for a 20% alumni tuition discount
  • For the summer following senior year, and subsequent semesters, students may be eligible for graduate student loans.
Brooke Matthews, MBA ’18

Brooke Matthews, MBA ’18

“Curry’s MBA Program taught me how to think strategically, to know what questions to ask to make important decisions. I feel more comfortable going into new projects, and my managers are really impressed with the skills I’ve gained through Curry’s program.” - Brooke Matthews, MBA ’18, Global Product Manager, Surgical Specialties Corporation