Combined Degree Programs in the Master of Business Administration in Business Management

  • B.A./B.S./B.P.S. in Business, Management and Economics/MBA in Business Management
  • B.B.A./B.S. in Business Administration/MBA in Business Management
  • B.S. in Business Management, or Human Resources/MBA in Business Management
  • B.S. in Allied Health Science/MBA in Business Management

Enrollment in a combined program allows highly qualified, current SUNY Empire State University students to work on the Master of Business Administration in Business Management while completing the bachelor’s degree. Up to 12 credits of designated master’s courses are incorporated into the bachelor’s degree program and will count toward both the bachelor’s degree and the master’s degree. A concurred degree plan is not required to apply for the combined program.

Program Requirements

The combined program requires 148 credits total, of which 36 are master’s credits leading to the MBA in Business Management. Students must meet all college, AOS, and relevant concentration guidelines. 

The program requires careful planning that should begin in the first term of a student’s undergraduate career at SUNY Empire. The student and the primary mentor should consult in planning the undergraduate degree program so that these requirements are met during undergraduate study and that the 12 graduate credits from MBA in Business Management are included in the degree plan. Students must meet graduate expectations for academic progress and grade point average in their master’s level courses to remain in the combined program.

Combined Program Admission

Admission into the combined program is highly selective. A concurred degree plan is not required to apply for the combined program.


  • Minimum 3.2 GPA (recalculation of up to the last 60 credits earned);
  • and transferring up to 92 credits into a bachelor program at the time of application.

To apply complete an Undergraduate application.

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants must include the following undergraduate-level courses or their equivalent in their degree plan: statistics (3 credits), macroeconomics (3 credits), microeconomics (3 credits), and accounting (3 credits). Applicants who do not have the courses completed at the time of application may be accepted pending completion of the courses.

Combined Program Courses

Students accepted to the combined program will include the following 4 courses (12 graduate credits) in their undergraduate degree plans. Special requests to substitute these courses will be considered by the BML program chair.

  • Leadership & Executive Development (3 credits)
  • Strategic Perspectives of Global Management (3 credits)
  • Management Information Systems & Data Visualization (3 credits)
  • High Performance Management (3 credits)