B.S. in Business Administration/MBA

Rivier's B.S. in Business Administration/MBA program provides you with a streamlined, integrated academic experience that will fast track your business career.

Why Study Business Administration at Rivier?

Whether your goal is to work for a multinational corporation with thousands of employees worldwide or a small nonprofit making a local impact, Rivier’s Business Administration program will help you reach that goal. In this program, you will develop the skills necessary to be effective in today’s dynamic business environment.

The curriculum focuses on both quantitative and qualitative skill development and incorporates applications-based learning using new technologies, global perspectives, and ethics-based best practices.

In this program you will:

  • Gain industry-specific knowledge that will prepare you to enter in-demand professions
  • Develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Become an effective communicator and collaborator
  • Advance your information literacy and intercultural knowledge

Students who graduate from the online B.S. Business Administration with a 3.0 cumulative GPA may seamlessly continue into a River MBA program that can be completed in as little as one additional year. (This 4+1 option does not apply to the MBA in Healthcare Administration program.) The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is offered both online and on campus. The one-year MBA provides advanced knowledge in financial management and addresses marketing and new product development, project management, economic analysis, strategies for innovation, and more.

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

  • Complete your Bachelor of Science degree prior to entering your fifth year
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 before your senior year
  • Submit all required application materials to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions


Program of Study

The bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 120 credits and the MBA requires 30 credits. The MBA includes five core business classes, three electives, and two internships for which you receive course credit.

A Commitment to Quality

Rivier’s undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Business Management, Finance, and Marketing, as well as the Master of Business Administration programs, are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Rivier taught me many skills both inside and outside of the classroom that prepared me for my career. I was fortunate to be taught by professors with real-world experience, and they did a great job of conveying that to students.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

Rivier’s B.S. in Business Administration/MBA offers graduates a wide range of career options.


  • Vice presidents and directors
  • Project and account managers
  • Investment advisors and fund managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Budget directors
  • Business analysts

Graduate Studies

Rivier’s traditional MBA degree is a 36-credit program. However, if you enroll within one year after completing a Business degree, you will be considered for the 30-credit MBA program.

The most important element is that we know your name. We know who you are when you walk in the classroom. We know your hopes, your dreams, your vision. And we create a program that really works for you to realize that dream.

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Degree Requirements

Graduates of the B.S. in Business Administration/MBA program are prepared to enter the competitive job market with confidence.


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