Combination Degree

The Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing program offers the option of a combination degree. This allows current UF undergraduate business majors to begin working on their master’s degree while completing their UF undergraduate studies.

Program courses span marketing decision-making, from broad marketing strategy considerations to more focused decision areas such as branding, pricing, customer relationship management and new product development.

Time Benefits

Students admitted to the combination option can double count up to 12 graduate credits toward the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students may be able to earn the master’s degree in as little as one semester after earning the bachelor’s degree.

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 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 2019 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.

Double Counting Courses

Students wishing to double count graduate 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 (e.g. 3000 level or above) requirements, with the approval of their undergraduate department.

Approved substitutions for business majors and combination policies