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 Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing 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.

Double Counting Courses

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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the cost benefits of the combination degree?

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 for a student who double counted 12 credits and received Florida Bright Futures (Florida Academic Scholar rate) Scholarship:

  • $2556 savings for 12 undergraduate credits (12 X $213) not taken because they were substituted with graduate business courses (based on Fall 2022 tuition)
  • $2556 savings by applying Florida Bright Futures to 12 graduate credits (12 X $213)

*For illustration purposes only. Florida Bright Futures scholarship rates vary by level and eligibility.

What are the time benefits of the combination degree?

As a combination degree 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 16 additional credits to earn their master’s degree!