The Northwood University Four Year BBA/MBA program is an intensive program of study for high-achieving, focused students.

Students accepted into the program that follow the program of study will be able complete their Bachelor of Business Administration degree in three years and their Master of Business Administration degree in one additional year. This program allows for and encourages students to participate in the Honors Program and co-curricular campus life programming like varsity athletics, Greek life, business clubs, and academic, service and social organizations while at Northwood University.  Honors Program and co-curricular offerings vary by campus.

Admission Criteria

Each student who has completed an application for admission and provided his/her high school transcript(s) and test score(s) is reviewed for eligibility to participate in the BBA/MBA program.  Upon high school graduation, a student must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible:

  • 3.25 Cumulative GPA (CGPA) with 25 ACT/1150 SAT
  • 3.50 Cumulative GPA (CGPA) with 24 ACT/1110 SAT
  • 3.75 Cumulative GPA (CGPA) with 23 ACT/1070 SAT  

Once eligible to participate, a student is mailed BBA/MBA Program materials including a Conditions of Acceptance & Enrollment document.  To be enrolled in the BBA/MBA program, the student must complete, sign and return the Conditions of Acceptance & Enrollment document.  Upon completing the admissions process, the student is then able to enroll in BBA/MBA courses at Orientation.

Students are accepted into the BBA/MBA Program as a freshman and receive a provisional acceptance to the DeVos MBA program.  A 3.25 GPA must be maintained to remain in the program.

Program Criteria

For full program criteria, students should refer to the Conditions of Acceptance & Enrollment document will be received during the enrollment process.

  • A Student will need to complete 123 credits including 'overloads' that do not exceed 19 credits during fall and spring semesters, at no additional cost, and/or students can complete compressed and summer classes at their own expense.

  • This program is only available for the Accelerated 12-month MBA program.

  • A credit-bearing internship is required prior to starting the MBA program.

  • A Student will need to maintain a minimum 3.25 CGPA each semester to remain in the program.  If a student falls below a 3.25 CGPA, the student will pay for any courses over 16 credits in the fall and/or spring.  Once a student returns to above a 3.25 CGPA, a student will be able to re-enter the program and resume taking free overloads.  A student is allowed to leave and re-enter the Four-Year BBA/MBA Program once during their academic career.  If a student falls below a 3.25 CGPA a second time, they are no longer eligible to continue in the Four-Year BBA/MBA program.

  • A Student will attend Four-Year BBA/MBA programming and meetings as requested by DeVos Administration.

  • The Four-Year BBA/MBA Program is offered in the majors listed below.  If a student would like to complete additional majors or minors, they will need to work with an Academic Advisor to develop the program.  Any compressed or summer courses needed to complete an additional major or minor will be at the student's own additional expense.

    • Accounting

    • Advertising & Marketing

    • Aftermarket Management

    • Automotive Marketing & Management

    • Economics

    • Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management

    • Entrepreneurship

    • Fashion Marketing & Management

    • Finance

    • Hospitality Management

    • International Business

    • Management

    • Management Information Systems

    • Marketing

  • The merit scholarship received from Northwood University may be applied a maximum of four consecutive years as long as a student remains a full-time student and maintains the required GPA for renewal.  If a student opts out of the Four-Year BBA/MBA program or alters their program of study, the merit scholarship may be adjusted in total and/or distribution amount.

  • The Four-Year BBA/MBA Program tuition and fees are different than and determined separately from the BBA program tuition and fees.

  • Once graduated to the MBA portion of the BBA/MBA program, a student is only eligible to receive the institutional aid that was offered upon acceptance to the BBA/MBA program.  A student will not be eligible for any additional DeVos Graduate School merit scholarships or other NU institutional aid designated for undergraduate use.


Northwood University Academic Merit Scholarship: The academic merit scholarship you receive for each of the three years of your BBA can also be applied during your fourth year at Northwood as you earn your MBA.

  • Minimum GPA requirements for scholarship renewal must be maintained.
  • All other Northwood scholarships and grants received during undergraduate education are not eligible for use toward the MBA.
  • Undergraduate merit scholarship cannot be applied to the MBA program if you do not complete the Accelerated BBA/MBA program.
  • DeVos Graduate School scholarships are available for students not completing the Accelerated BBA/MBA program.
  • Business Club Scholarships and Private Donor Scholarships are also available.