Jun 15, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Concurrent B.S. in Economics/Master of Business Administration

A student that successfully completes this program will receive both a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. in the same semester. 

Admission Requirements:

A student must petition Kansas State University’s Graduate School to be admitted into this program. The following requirements must be met before an individual can be admitted into this program.

  • The student must be seeking a B.S. in Economics from K-State. 
  • The student must have completed at least 80 credit hours of his/her undergraduate degree. 
  • The student’s cumulative undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.0. 
  • The student must have a member of KSU’s Graduate Faculty in the Business School agree to be his/her major professor (this professor can be changed in accordance to K-State’s policies.) 
  • The student must apply for this program before receiving his/her B.S. in Economics.

Program Formats and Guidelines:

The student must complete all B.S. in economics undergraduate requirements with the exception that up to 9 credit hours of 600 or 700 level professional electives taken for graduate credit can also count toward his/her undergraduate degree requirements.  

The student must complete all the requirements of the M.B.A. program. 

Once an individual is admitted to the concurrent B.S. Economics/M.B.A. degree program, the student should consult the graduate handbook for policies and procedures for graduate degrees, which include: supervisory committee, final examination, thesis defense, etc.  The student’s supervisory committee must approve the program of study, which is that student’s graduation requirements for the M.B.A. 

Once a student has completed all of the graduation requirements, he/she will graduate with both a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. degree in the same semester. Note: These are two separate degrees and it is not one degree. 

In the event that a student begins this program, but does not wish to finish it, he/she must change the nine credit hours of his/her graduate classes to undergraduate credit and then he/she will receive a B.S. in economics degree. 

The degree requires continuous enrollment. If a student fails to enroll in classes for over a year, then student has lost the ability to count courses toward both his/her undergraduate and graduate degree requirements unless granted permission by the respective departments.