Earn your bachelor’s degree and MBA in just 5 years with Gwynedd Mercy University’s 4 + 1 MBA program.

5 Year (4+1) MBA Degree Program

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree and MBA in Just Five Years

GMercyU’s 4+1 MBA program will develop the undergraduate- and graduate-level skills you need for a successful career in business. In just five years you can get 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 – that will prepare you for your fifth year where you will complete your MBA degree. 

The GMercyU Difference

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

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

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

With GMercyU’s 4+1 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 = 95%  Employment rate for U.S. grads with an MBA*
  • 4+1 = $90k Median salary for grads with an MBA*
  • 4+1 = 150  Accounting majors can satisfy the 150 credit-hour requirement toward earning your CPA

*2013 Graduate Management Admissions Council Report

Undergraduate Minors 

Increase the value of your degree by adding an undergraduate minor. GMercyU offers a wide variety of minors so you can choose the one 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. 

Core Courses – 21 credits

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

Select one of the following options: 

Strategic Management and Leadership Option – 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

Sustainability Management – 9 credits 

MBA 760 Ecopreneurship 
MBA 770 Sustainability Marketing 
MBA 780 Sustainability and Supply Chain Management

Credit Requirements

A minimum of 125 credits are 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 (PDF).

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