Campbell Business opens 4+1 application to all undergraduate students

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All Campbell University undergraduate students now have the potential to earn undergraduate and MBA degrees in just five years.

Campbell Business School will offer the opportunity to apply to its 4+1 program to the entire university undergraduate population, regardless of major, for the 2018-19 academic year. Previously the program was only available to Campbell Business and Sports Management students.

Campbell Business School is the only college or university of its kind to offer such a program in this area.

“Currently approximately a third of the applicants to our MBA program have undergraduate degrees in a non-business related field,” said Campbell Business School Business Operations/MBA Director Somer Johnson. “Similarly, recent studies by the Graduate Management Admissions Council report that about half of the applicants to MBA programs across the country have undergraduate degrees in a field other than business. The benefits of an MBA to a student without an undergraduate business background are clearly present, so we encourage Campbell’s non-business majors to pursue this opportunity.”

Campbell students will apply for admission into the 4+1 program during the spring semester of their junior academic year. If accepted, the student will begin to take a combination of undergraduate and graduate classes in the fall of their senior year. Their fifth year will be comprised of mainly graduate level courses.

During their senior year, students must maintain undergraduate level status in order to continue to receive their scholarships and aid. Most students in the 4+1 program take four graduate level classes during their senior year (two courses in both fall and spring semesters). As long as they stay below 18 credit hours each semester the cost of those graduate level classes is included in the cost of their undergraduate tuition. This amounts to a savings of over $9,000 in graduate tuition.

Click this link ( for specifics on the 4+1 program. For more information and to ask questions, contact Johnson at