First you will complete the undergraduate curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, gaining a broad knowledge of the dynamic consumer orientation process. You'll complete the Common Body of Knowledge courses that address all facets of business along with additional upper level coursework geared specifically toward developing your understanding of marketing concepts and functions.
You'll then cap off your experience with the high-value One Year International & Experiential M.B.A. program, designed to yield an advanced understanding of key business principles, the ability to effectively utilize decision processes, in-depth knowledge of functional operations, and most importantly - the ability to work and lead effectively in today's ever-changing business environment.
Students in the 3+1 Accelerated Degree Program follow the same undergraduate and graduate curricula as our traditional programs, but proceed at a faster pace. Earning a bachelor's degree of 120 credits in three years requires that students take a minimum of 40 credit hours per year, which may require a combination of on-campus, summer and online courses. Transferred credits will also impact program completion time. AP, IB and dual enrollment credits earned by high school students before graduation are accepted.
Students will need to complete the application for admission to their graduate program of choice at the completion of their second year.
Specialized Academic Advising
Because the time frame necessary to complete the program will vary depending upon each student's unique circumstances at the time of entry, academic advising is a crucial part of this program. Personalized, one-on-one advising from a dedicated accelerated degree program advisor is one of the hallmarks of this program and ensures that students stay on track for timely progress to graduation.
Marketing Curriculum (120 credit hours)
One Year International & Experiential M.B.A. Curriculum (42 credit hours)
Students who meet the requirements for the Saint Leo University Honors Program or are already in the program are eligible for admission into the 3+1 Accelerated Degree Program. Honors Program eligibility requirements are:
- GPA of 3.5 or higher
- SAT (CR+M) of 1150 or higher or
- ACT of 25 or higher
A.A. or A.S. degree
GPA of 3.75 or higher
Students whose credentials fall just below the minimum eligibility requirements and are interested in being considered by the Admissions Committee for admission into a 3+1 Accelerated Degree Program should alert their Saint Leo admission counselor.