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. 

In addition to the University’s accreditation by New England Commission on Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE), Rivier’s undergraduate business programs in business administration, business management, finance, and marketing as well as the University’s Master of Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356, www.acbsp.org.

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.