The Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) allows students to earn both a master’s degree and an undergraduate degree from the College of Business Administration. Undergraduate students begin their graduate work in their junior year by taking two to three graduate level courses or 6-9 credit hours.
For 5000 level classes only (those cross listed with undergraduate classes): students may start as early as first term junior year; can take only one class their first term junior year; students must have a minimum GPA of 3.000 overall and a minimum GPA of 3.000 in business classes. Students may take more than 16 credits only if their overall GPA and business GPA is 3.250 or higher. For 6000-level classes: students may start in the second term of the junior year; may take maximum of two per term (6 credits); must have a minimum GPA of 3.000 overall and a minimum GPA of 3.000 in business classes. Students may take more than 16 credits only if their overall GPA and business GPA is 3.250 or higher.
Students may double-count a maximum of 6 to 9 credits. These graduate courses count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. If students are denied admission to the master’s program, the courses are counted toward the undergraduate degree only. A minimum grade of B is required for courses taken as an undergraduate student for graduate credit to apply toward graduate program requirements. Upon completion of the first term as a master's candidate, students must request courses taken as an undergraduate be transferred to the master's degree. This is requested through the Graduate School of Management's Director of Student Services.
To be considered for admission to the five-year program, applicants must formally apply to the Graduate School of Management during their senior year at Marquette University and complete all of the application requirements. Students are encouraged to review Bachelor’s-Master’s Program information within their program of choice.