Four-Year BBA/MBA

Four-Year BBA/MBA

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

Students accepted into the four-year BBA/MBA track who follow the program of study will be able to complete their Bachelor of Business Administration degree in three years and their Master of Business Administration degree in one additional year. This offering 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.

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 four-year BBA/MBA track. Admission to the BBA/MBA track from high school requires one of the following three conditions:

  • 3.25 Cumulative GPA (CGPA) with 25 ACT/1210 SAT, OR
  • 3.50 Cumulative GPA (CGPA) with 24 ACT/1180 SAT, OR
  • 3.75 Cumulative GPA (CGPA) with 23 ACT/1140 SAT

A transfer student may also be eligible to participate in the four-year BBA/MBA track if, upon attending college-level institutions, he/she maintained an overall 3.25 GPA, earned a total of 23 credits or less (excluding Advanced Placement and dual enrollment credits) and, upon graduating from high school, met one of the three criteria indicated above.

Each eligible student is mailed additional BBA/MBA and Honors Program materials with details on accessing the four-year BBA/MBA track Conditions of Acceptance and Enrollment Form. A completed BBA/MBA Enrollment Form must be received in order for a student to be officially enrolled in the four-year BBA/MBA track and register for the respective courses. The student is accepted into the four-year BBA/MBA track as a freshman and receives a provisional acceptance to the DeVos MBA program.

Conditions of Acceptance and Enrollment

Eligible students should refer to the BBA/MBA Conditions of Acceptance and Enrollment Form for complete details. Following are a few details:

  • A student will need to complete a minimum of 123 credits including 'overloads' up to 19 credits during fall and spring semesters, at no additional cost, and/or students can complete compressed and summer classes at their own expense.
  • The four-year BBA/MBA track is only available for the Accelerated 12-month MBA program.
  • A credit-bearing internship is required prior to starting the MBA program at the student's own expense.
  • A student will need to maintain a minimum 3.25 CGPA each semester to remain in the four-year BBA/MBA track. 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 and resume taking free overloads. A student is allowed to leave and re-enter the four-year BBA/MBA track 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 track.
  • A student will attend four-year BBA/MBA track events/meetings as requested by DeVos Graduate School Administration.
  • The four-year BBA/MBA track 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 expense.
    • Accounting
    • Automotive Aftermarket Management
    • Automotive Marketing & Management
    • Cybersecurity Management
    • Economics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Fashion Marketing & Management
    • Finance
    • Franchising Management
    • Health Care Management
    • Hospitality Management
    • Insurance Risk Management
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Management Information Systems
    • Marketing
    • Marketing Communications
    • Sport Management
    • Strategic Management
  • 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 track or alters their program of study, the merit scholarship may be adjusted in total and/or distribution amount.
  • The four-year BBA/MBA track tuition and fees are different than (and determined separately from) the BBA program tuition and fees.
  • Once graduated to the MBA portion of the four-year BBA/MBA track, a student is only eligible to receive the institutional aid that was offered upon acceptance to the four-year BBA/MBA track. 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 four-year BBA/MBA track.
  • DeVos Graduate School scholarships are available for students not completing the four-year BBA/MBA track.
  • Business Club Scholarships and Private Donor Scholarships are also available.