4+1 BA/MBA Application Process

About the Application Process

You should apply to the program in your Junior year so that you can begin coursework at CGU in your senior year. Applications are available through the CGU Office of Admission and Records (located inHarper East Hallon Tenth Street between Dartmouth and College), on the CGU website as well as through the CGU academic departments.


Helpful hints about the application form

  • Please state on your application that you are applying to CGU for the semester that follows your graduation (that is the semester you will be considered a full CGU student).
  • On the application, there is a place for you to circle your undergraduate campus; this indicates that you are interested in the Accelerated Program.
  • Your application fee is waived because you are a student within the Claremont Consortium.
  • You will need to provide the following documents in with your application:
  • Official (in-progress) transcripts
  • Official GRE/GMAT scores (if you have taken the test)
  • Three letters of recommendation (including at least one fromyour current academic faculty)
  • Your résume


Statement of purpose

Students should turn in applications to the CGU Office of Admission and Records, located in Harper East, on Tenth Street between Dartmouth and College. Note: Claremont McKenna students interested in the Robert A. Day 4+1 program (B.A./M.B.A.) should seek advisement from and turn in applications to the Robert A. Day Program, located in Bauer Hall. You will receive official notification of your admission to the program from the CGU Office of Admission and Records. If you are offered admission, you will also be sent a decision card for you to complete and return. This will confirm your attendance.


Changing from the master’s to the doctoral program

If a student enters the accelerated program and is subsequently admitted to the Ph.D. program in the same field, the upper division undergraduate courses originally counted toward the masters may in turn be counted as part of the units required for the Ph.D. Remaining units must be completed at CGU and have approval of faculty advisors and the dean of the school.


Applying units to your MBA degree

Once you begin the program, you can apply up to 16 units of approved coursework to your master’s degree. Approved courses are usually those which would also fulfill requirements for a bachelor’ degree.

All courses are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by Drucker faculty. Students must maintain of B or better.

For more information about the 4+1 BA/MBA Program application process, contact drucker@cgu.edu.

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