145 Credit Hours
The Dual Degree Program is a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree for highly motivated adult students who desire to earn both a B.S. in Organizational Management (ORM) and an M.S. in Leadership (LDR) within a single accelerated program. This program provides qualified students a faster, more cost-effective avenue to complete their degrees, an earlier entry into the workforce and a competitive edge in their professional lives.
The Dual Degree combines two accelerated degree programs, allowing students to complete both degrees in the shortest time possible. Those accepted into the Dual Degree will be allowed to begin the Master’s program after completing 105 hours (rather than the required 120), given all General Education and ORM Major course requirements have been completed. Within the Dual Degree program, the first four (4) courses in the Master’s program will count toward the completion of the undergraduate degree. A student who has transferred in an AA degree and has satisfied all electives through transfer or Professional Education Credits can earn both degrees in as little as three years (only 9 semesters).
A student may request to be a Dual Degree Candidate at any time, if he or she has at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, but cannot officially apply for acceptance into the Dual Degree program until they have completed the first four courses in the ORM Major.
- Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in student’s total program at PBA.
- Obtain a GPA of 3.5 based on the first four courses in the ORM Major:
- Complete the Dual Degree Application packet with a written letter of recommendation from an ORM professor.
- Achieve a minimum score of 8 on the eWrite assessment (normally completed during the admissions process when students begin at PBA). Students may be able to retake the eWrite if needed.
Regular tuition rates apply, dependent upon course division (ie: undergraduate tuition for undergraduate courses).
Within the Dual Degree program, the first four courses in the Master’s program will count toward the completion of the undergraduate degree. Then, Dual Degree students will continue through the final six Master’s level courses to receive the Bachelor degree in Organizational Management and the Master degree in Leadership. Students will receive the B.S. degree in Organizational Management and the M.S. in Leadership at the same time.
In the event a student is unable to complete the program, any graduate-level courses completed will be counted as elective credits toward the undergraduate degree.
Note: Students must complete 120 hours to earn the undergraduate degree.
Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to remain in the Dual Degree program.