University Catalogues

Advanced Standing in Business (BA/BS-MBA)

The Advanced Standing in Business (ASB) Program allows undergraduate students to begin their MBA program courses while completing their undergraduate degree requirements. This is a program where high-achieving undergraduates in any major take four graduate courses that can be applied both toward their undergraduate degree and the Bentley MBA. Students complete the remaining eight MBA degree course requirements as graduate students registered in the MBA program. Ideally, MBA students will be working full-time and taking courses part-time.


Graduate courses (courses at the 600 level or higher) count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in the combined BA/BS-MBA program. No more than four graduate courses may be completed while the student is enrolled as an undergraduate.

In general, the four MBA courses taken as undergraduates in the ASB program are:

For Business Majors:
Course Title Credits
For business majors, the following courses are required:
GR 602Business Process Management (Instead of IPM 300)3
GR 604Global Strategy (Instead of MG 300)3
Two MBA Electives
For Arts and Science Majors:
Course Title Credits
For Arts and Sciences majors, the following course is required:
GR 601Strategic Information Technology Alignment3
An additional nine credits are required:
Three MBA Electives9

For more information, please visit the Advanced Standing in Business FAQs.

In addition to the specific ASB requirements described above students must also complete additional degree requirements.