5-Year BS/MBA Program

Be admitted to graduate school right out of high school.

The College of Business Administration admits qualified students right from high school into a five-year integrated program, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) and a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).

Students may choose to focus their upper-level business electives within an area of business by selecting a concentration.

Complete an undergrad concentration in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Decision Sciences
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • International Business 
  • Marketing
  • Business Intelligence
  • Sports Management

This program is designed for high-achieving, goal-oriented students who have decided to complete an MBA as part of their professional education and who wish to minimize the time and expense of doing so.

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Program Features

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Save Time and Money

All pre-core requirements for the MBA are waived, eliminating 24 credit hours. 

There is no entrance exam or special requirements for entering the graduate phase of the program.

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Work Experience

Students complete at least two internships as well as an international experience.

Also, each student creates and maintains a LinkedIn page, thus entering the job market while in the program.

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Mentor and Advisor

A mentor from the business community will guide you in career planning.

This mentoring will supplement your academic advising and the many services provided by Detroit Mercy's Center for Career and Professional Development.

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    Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants must meet the University’s general entrance requirements. To be considered for the 5-Year B.S./MBA Program, you must achieve:

    • a high school GPA of 3.25
    • a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or SAT of 1160. 

    Accelerated Curriculum

    Students admitted to this program will complete the Bachelor of Science in four (4) years, and complete the MBA degree by the end of the fifth year.

    Accelerated curriculum plan

    • 1st Year: 33 Credit Hours - University Core Curriculum Requirements (11 undergraduate classes)
    • 2nd Year: 33 Credit Hours - Foundation Courses for Business (11 undergraduate classes)
    • 3rd Year: 33 Credit Hours - Business Core Courses (12 undergraduate classes)
    • 4th Year: 30 Credit Hours - Complete Undergraduate Concentration, begin MBA Core Courses (8 undergraduate and 4 graduate classes)
    • 5th Year: 24 Credit Hours - Complete MBA Requirements (8 graduate classes)
    • Total 153 Credit Hours: 120 (undergraduate level), 33 (graduate level)

    See Course Catalog for more information.

    To remain in the program, you must:

    • maintain an overall GPA of 3.25
    • adhere to the timetable for program completion
    • successfully complete two approved internships
    • complete one international experience
    • meet regularly with your assigned industry mentor
    • create and maintain a current LinkedIn account
    • attend regular meetings with your academic advisor and the executive-in-residence

    About CBA

    A degree in Business Administration helps connect you with a dynamic group of business leaders, community partners and fellow students. Here you can delve deeper and learn more about us.



    For more information about our Graduate Business Programs, including our MBA, MBA/MHSA and JD-MBA programs, please send your inquiries to:

    Omid Sabbaghi
    Professor of Finance

    Contact Admissions

    The application process may differ based on what type of incoming student you are. Please visit our admission page to learn more and apply online.