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Providence College MBA Program
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4+1 MBA Program

7D_IMG_0026.jpgWhether you are a Providence College graduate or a graduate from another institution, you can get your MBA in one year.  The program is designed to allow an undergraduate student who has completed all MBA program pre-requisites in the undergraduate program to continue study full-time for an additional year upon completion of the undergraduate degree and receive the master of business administration degree. 

This innovative program enables PC students to be accepted into the MBA Program while pursuing their bachelor's degree, and complete the master's degree in one year.  If you've completed a business degree at another college, you can apply your prerequisite coursework at PC and still complete your MBA in one year.  

Those who are interested in the program should apply for admission during the spring of their junior undergraduate year or fall of their senior undergraduate year.  Admission is granted to those students who meet the established MBA graduate admissions criteria.  Acceptance decisions are communicated to the applicant in the semester in which the application is submitted.

MBA 4+1 Application Process:


The required application steps are outlined below.  Applicants are also encouraged to attend an information session or contact the MBA Program to learn more about the program.

Step One: Complete and submit the application online and pay the application fee. The $55.00 USD fee must be paid to have the application processed.

Before starting the application for admission, please have your resume ready for upload, and complete your personal essay. Your essay should be 500 words or fewer.

Step Two: Applicants must send to the MBA Office:

  • Official GMAT or GRE scores sent directly from GMAC or ETS
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended and sent directly from those institutions

Official transcripts – from all previous post-secondary educational institutions. This includes both complete and incomplete studies in the U.S. and non-U.S. institutions.  If the official transcript(s) are not in English, the transcripts will need to be officially translated and evaluated.

Letters of recommendation – the program requires two letters of recommendation. The program prefers that one letter be from a supervisor and the other from a faculty member who can speak to your academic ability and academic readiness for graduate study.

4 + 1 MBA Deadlines
​Term Junior Application Junior Decision​ Senior Application​ Senior Decision
​Summer/Fall ​March 1, 2015 ​April 1, 2015 ​December 1, 2014* ​January 15, 2015*
​January 15, 2015 ​February 15, 2015

 *Students who submit their application by this deadline will be given priority decision status.

For more information about Full Time, Part Time, and International MBA admissions, please refer to the Admission page.

Core Course Requirements:

A total of 12 MBA-level courses are needed for the 4+1 MBA degree. Foundation courses do not count for MBA course credit. Students who have taken 6 courses in one of the required core subjects and have a "B" or higher average in the six courses may choose to take an upper level elective as a substitute for the required core course.

View the core courses in the MBA Catalog

MBA Elective Areas:

In addition to the core required courses, a student is required to take 3 electives (if MBA 699 internship course is taken) or 4 electives (if the internship is waived). Select your courses from all electives, or select three from one area to earn a concentration in that area.

The concentrations available are: See the MBA Catalog for more details.

  • Accountancy
  • Management (Social Entrepreneurship/Leadership)
  • Marketing
  • Finance

View the elective courses in the MBA Catalog

Sequence of activities for the MBA 4+1 Program:

Junior Spring/Summer Semester:

  • Application to program
  • Completion of prerequisite courses

Senior Fall and Spring Semesters: 

  • Continued completion of prerequisite courses

Senior Summer:

  • 1-2 MBA Courses

Graduate Fall Semester:

  • 4 MBA courses

Winter Intersession:

  • 1 MBA course

Graduate Spring Semester:

  • 4 MBA courses

Graduate Summer:

  • MBA courses (if needed)

Sequence for Pre-Requisites for the MBA Program

Note: Some courses require pre-requisites. All Pre-Requisites must be completed with a grade of C- or better to count toward fulfillment of the MBA pre-requisites.

Junior - Senior year, if not earlier:

  • Math 108 - Mathematics for Business Analysis II
  • MKT 205 - Principles of Marketing
  • ACC 203 - Financial Accounting
  • ACC 204 - Managerial Accounting
  • ECN 101 - Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
  • ECN 102 - Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
  • MGT 201 - Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • FIN 207 - Managerial Finance I
  • FIN 308 - Managerial Finance II
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