5 Year (4+1) BS/MBA: Fast Track MBA Program

4+ 1 MBAEarn Your Bachelor’s Degree and MBA in Just Five Years

In just five years you can earn your bachelor’s degree in any of GMercyU’s business majors, along with your MBA.
As a senior business major, you will take graduate level courses – as part of your undergraduate tuition. This prepares you for your fifth year where you will complete your MBA degree in a unique hybrid format that combines face-to-face and online courses.

The GMercyU Difference

Discover what sets GMercyU’s 4+1 MBA degree apart from other MBA programs in PA.

As a 4+1 Master of Business Administration student, you’ll polish your business skills while working with other students and faculty who will challenge you and prepare you for the business world.

As a student in GMercyU's 4+1 MBA Program, you will:

  • Work with faculty members who have professional business experience 
  • Take 12 graduate-level credits as a senior as part of your undergraduate tuition
  • Put yourself on a faster path to your graduate degree in business
  • Skip the need to take a graduate entrance exam, such as the GRE

With GMercyU’s 4+1 fast track MBA program, you can earn a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA in just 5 years. Do the math!

  • 4+1 = 2 Degrees
  • 4+1 = 89%  Employment rate for U.S. grads with an MBA*
  • 4+1 = $105k Median salary for grads with an MBA*
  • 4+1 = 150  Accounting majors can satisfy the 150 credit-hour requirement toward earning your CPA

*2018 Graduate Management Admissions Council Report

Undergraduate Minors 

Increase the value of your BS/MBA degree by adding an undergraduate minor that best meets your personal and professional goals.


Once you’ve completed your business bachelor’s degree requirements, you will complete the following 4 + 1 MBA program courses. The first four courses below will be completed during your senior year as part of your undergraduate tuition. In your fifth year, you will complete the remainder of your core courses on our Gwynedd Valley campus and your concentration courses in an online format.

Core Courses – 21 credits

MBA 600 Ethical Decision Making and Corporate Social Responsibility
MBA 610  Strategic Management 
MBA 620 Accounting for Decision Makers
MBA 630 Marketing Planning 
MBA 640 Managing Business Operations
MBA 650 Managerial Finance 
MBA 660 Capstone Business Plan

Select one of these two options: 

Strategic Management and Leadership – 9 credits 

MBA 700 Organizational Theory & Design
MBA 710 Global Management 
MBA 720 Managing Human Capital 

Health Care Administration – 9 credits 

MBA 730 Health Care Budgeting, Planning, and Finance 
MBA 740 Managing Health Care Delivery Systems 
MBA 750 Health Care Information Systems

Credit Requirements

A minimum of 125 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in business.

An additional 30-credits are necessary to complete the 4+1 MBA degree. To review course descriptions, please refer to the graduate catalog.


Interested in the 4+1 MBA? 

Juniors in one of our business programs (Accounting, Digital Communications, Finance, Management, Marketing, or Sports Management) can apply for the 4+1 MBA. Please speak with your faculty advisor before the end of your junior year — the earlier, the better.