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Combined Degree Options

Tap into Washington University's reputation for excellence by combining your MBA with a degree from another one of its top-ranked schools.

Combine your MBA with Another Graduate Degree

As an MBA student, you can earn a second graduate degree concurrently in one of the following disciplines:

Combined Degree Programs

  • Master of Architecture (MBA/MArch) Master of Urban Design (MBA/MUD)
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MBA/MS-BME)
  • Master of Arts in East Asian Studies (MBA/MA)
  • Juris Doctorate (MBA/JD)
  • Master of Social Work (MBA/MSW)
  • Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH)
  • Master of Engineering in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering (MBA/MEng-EECE)

Completing the course work for the combined degrees takes three to four years, depending on the program. You may apply to any of the above programs either before entering Washington University or after you have already begun your graduate studies in one of the programs. If the former, you must submit two distinct applications – one to Olin and the other to the second graduate program – and your candidacy will be assessed by two independent admissions committees. If the latter, you must apply to the second program prior to the start of your last year in your current (first) program.

Combine Your Washington University Undergraduate Degree with an MBA

The MBA 3+2 Program option is a highly selective early admission option for an MBA degree where students spend three years pursuing undergraduate course work and then move directly into completing the two-year MBA degree, shaving one year off the typical six-year time frame. The full-time MBA degree requires completion of a minimum of 66 semester credits.

It is available to all eligible Washington University undergraduate students who are pursuing their bachelor’s degree in the Olin Business School, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, or the School of Arts & Sciences. Students interested in this option must apply during their junior year of study. Credits must be allocated as follows:

  • Business (BSBA) candidates: A minimum of 51 credits must be completed in 500-level MBA courses taught by Olin faculty. Six upper-level undergraduate credits will apply. The remaining nine credits may comprise additional Olin Business School MBA electives or pre-approved Washington University non-business, graduate-level electives taken after you have begun study as an Olin MBA candidate.
  • Engineering candidates: A minimum of 51 credits must be completed in 500-level MBA courses taught by Olin faculty. The remaining 15 credits will be applied from the partnering undergraduate program.
  • Arts and Sciences candidates: The following eligibility requirements must be completed before starting the MBA program and by the end of the junior year: (1) Accumulation of 90 hours of Arts & Sciences course work; (2) Completion of all requirements for the undergraduate major; and (3) Completion of all distribution requirements. A minimum of 51 credits must be completed in 500-level MBA courses taught by Olin faculty. The remaining 15 credits will be applied from the partnering undergraduate program.

If you are an Arts & Sciences student considering the 3+2 MBA option,check with the College of Arts a& Sciences Advising Program to establish that you meet these eligibility requirements.