English - Creative Writing Concentration (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.B.A. Business Administration)

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

Program Requirements

Students in this combined degree program must complete the requirements for:

English - Creative Writing Concentration (B.A.)

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

M.B.A. Graduate Swing Courses

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Undergraduate Roadmap

If students take the recommended course, they may choose a free elective instead of a suggested level English Major course later as indicated in the plan.  Students should be cautious about taking more than three major courses per semester.  Those who are considering taking more should consult their advisor.  

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION (C2) Literature - ENGL 110, ENGL 111, ENGL 113, or ENGL 114 recommended3
GENERAL EDUCATION (C1) Writing3GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences - ENGL 116 or ENGL 117 recommended3
GENERAL EDUCATION (C3) Communication3GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
GENERAL EDUCATION (D) Fine and Performing Arts - ENFL 208 recommended3GENERAL EDUCATION (G) Computer Science3
GENERAL EDUCATION (H) Mathematics3GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives3 
 16 15
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives - ENGL 230 if offered3GENERAL EDUCATION (I) Natural Science Laboratory4
World Languages 13World Languages 2 or Free Elective3
World Cultures - ENGL 237, ENGL 238, ENGL 274, ENGL 294, ENGL 366, or ENGL 367 recommended3English Major course: post-19003
GENERAL EDUCATION (L) Interdisciplinary Studies3English Major course: 200/300-level or Free Elective3
English Major course: pre-19003Free Elective3
 15 16
Third Year
ENGL 3003GENERAL EDUCATION (J) Physical Education1
English Major course: pre-18003English Major course: pre-17003
English Major course: 200/300-level or Free Elective3English Major course: any period lit/300-level3
Free Elective3English Major course: 300/400-level or Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 Free Elective3
 15 16
Fourth Year
English Major course: 300/400-level3English Major course: 300/400-level or Free Elective3
English Major course: 300/400-level or Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3MBA Swing Courses6
Free Elective3 
Free Elective3 
 15 12
Total Credits 120

Graduate Roadmap

Fourth Year
First Half  
MBA Core course1.5  
MBA Core course1.5  
MBA Elective1.5  
Second Half  
MBA Core course3  
MBA Core course1.5  
MBA Core course1.5  
Fifth Year
 First HalfFirst Half
 MBA Core course1.5MBA Core course3
 MBA Flexible Core course1.5MBA Elective1.5
 MBA Flexible Core course1.5Second Half
 MBA Elective1.5MBA Core course1.5
 Second HalfMBA Core course1.5
 MBA Core course1.5MBA Core course1.5
 MBA Core course1.5 
 MBA Elective1.5 
  10.5 9
Total Credits 30