B.S. in Business/MBA 4+1 Program

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Fast track your business career.

Rivier’s 4+1 program is designed for motivated students who are prepared for a streamlined, integrated academic experience and want to fast-track their careers. The curriculum focuses on both quantitative and qualitative skills development and incorporates applications-based learning using new technologies, global perspectives, and ethics-based best practices.

Undergraduate business students will complete the B.S. in Business degree during their first four years at Rivier University, and apply for the one-year MBA program in their senior year. Students may complete the program over two semesters and one summer after their undergraduate graduation.

MBA classes are held conveniently during the evening, typically in an eight-week hybrid format. (Hybrid classes are a combination of in-class and online coursework.)

To be eligible for the 4+1 program, applicants must:

  • Complete their Bachelor of Science degree prior to entering their fifth year;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 before their senior year;
  • Submit all required application materials to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Rivier’s traditional MBA degree is a 36-credit program. Business degree students that enroll within one year of their Rivier University graduation will be considered for the 30-credit MBA program.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction.   

Department of Business Administration
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Business Administration.

B.S. in Business/MBA 4+1 Program graduates can pursue roles as:

  • Business directors, vice presidents, and CEOs
  • Investment bankers
  • Marketing executives
  • Financial officers and analysts
  • Management consultants
  • Non-profit organization leaders

Rivier’s Career Development Center (CDC) provides professional advising, assistance with career or major planning, internship options, job search information, and graduate school exploration. For a complete list of CDC resources, visit the Center’s web page.


Student/Alumni/Faculty Profiles

Michael Croatti `09G, Business

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