Combined Bachelors/MBA Degree Programs

The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Management offer a five-year program leading to a combined Bachelor’s degree/Master’s degree in Business Administration. This program reduces the typical path of a four year bachelor's degree and a two year MBA by one year. This is possible because of a slight reduction in undergraduate courses created by overlapping electives and the substitution of equivalent graduate-level courses. When completed, students’ records will indicate two degrees individually awarded as part of a combined degree program.

Students interested in one of these programs must first be accepted into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as an approved major. The outlines provided below for each major follow very closely the typical sequence recommended for the standard bachelor's degree for the first three years. Students should take the GMAT/GRE and apply to the MBA program early during their junior year (third year course requirements). Students must formally apply to the MBA program by submitting the online application (see the School of Management website for relevant deadlines). Admission is limited to students who satisfy the entrance requirements for the MBA program.

If accepted into the combined degree program, students begin standard MBA classes in the fall semester of what is typically their senior year of engineering. Throughout that senior year and the next additional year students complete the MBA curriculum and their few remaining undergraduate requirements.

The requirements in the School of Management allow students to customize their electives from a wide assortment that includes possible tracks in the following if desired:

  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Information Systems and E-Business
  • International Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chains and Operations Management
  • Information Assurance
  • Workforce Management

The distinction of our MBA program is confirmed by our reputation as one of the leading public business schools in the Northeast, and by our ranking as one of the top MBA programs in the country, according to Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

Applications for the five-year program can be found on the web at For additional information, please contact:

Aaron W. Shaw
Assistant Director of Recruitment
School of Management, Graduate Programs Office
203 Alfiero Center
(716) 645-3204

Five-year outlines for all of our combined degree programs in the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences with helpful advisement footnotes are provided here for student reference: