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

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.

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. Courses are offered in 7-week terms. There are a total of six 7-week terms per year (two terms in each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters).

Rivier University is a College of Distinction. 

Department of Business
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.


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.