On-Campus Format Combination Degree

Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree open only to current University of Florida undergraduate business students.

Undergraduate students can often graduate with their Master of International Business degree in as little as one extra semester after earning their bachelor’s degree.

Students admitted to the combination option can begin graduate coursework while still an undergraduate, with the approval of their undergraduate department. Students can apply up to 12 credits of graduate coursework to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees, saving time and tuition money. Students may take an additional 4 credit hours to count only to their Master’s degree while still an undergraduate.

Save time and money, while becoming more competitive in the job market, with a combination bachelor’s/master’s degree.

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How does it work?

Students wishing to double count courses to both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees may use graduate courses to substitute for undergraduate major requirements, restricted elective requirements and general elective requirements with the approval of their undergraduate department.

Students who major in a business subject (general business, finance, marketing, etc.) must complete all seven tracking courses as well as FIN3403 Business Finance and MAR3023 Principles of Marketing before beginning the program.

Students are advised to enroll in the undergraduate course they are trying to substitute during regular registration and only drop it once they have successfully registered for the graduate course equivalents. Approved substitutions for business majors and course scheduling is subject to change at any time.

After acceptance into the program and prior to starting coursework, students will meet with an MIB advisor to develop a timeline for completion of their degree requirements.

Cost Benefits

Most undergraduate scholarships (including Bright Futures) and Florida Prepaid will cover a portion of your graduate tuition while you are still an undergraduate. Students must compensate for the difference between the undergraduate and graduate tuition.

Example of Savings:

  • $2544 savings for 12 undergraduate credits (based on Fall 2019 tuition) not taken because they were substituted with grad business courses
  • $3180 savings by applying FL Bright Futures to 15 graduate business credits.

Time Benefits

As an MIB combination student, you could potentially earn your master’s degree in the semester after earning your bachelor’s. If students complete the maximum of 16 credits while they are undergraduate students, they would only need to complete 14 additional credits to earn their master’s degree!

Leaving Warrington with an undergraduate degree already makes students stand out when searching for a job. Having a master’s degree gives you one more impressive piece to showcase to recruiters.