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Bachelors + Masters in 5 years or less

The Double Canes program allows high-achieving GSW students to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in five years or less, saving time and money. By taking up to 12 hours of MBA courses during the final two years of undergraduate studies, students will accelerate their progress, and can earn a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in five years or less.

The Double Canes program is particularly suited to business majors as well as students majoring in a STEM discipline, including computer science, math, life sciences, physical sciences, and all of the healthcare professions.

Undergraduate Enrollment in MBA Classes

A student with junior or senior standing at Georgia Southwestern with an overall academic GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply for the Double Canes program using the link below. Registration for MBA courses during the final two years of undergraduate work are subject to the following criteria:

    • Up to 12 hours of graduate credit may be earned while an undergraduate
    • Up to two graduate courses per semester and a total of 15 hours per semester may be taken by undergraduate students
    • MBA courses taken in the Double Canes program will count towards undergraduate degree requirements as well as MBA degree requirements if accepted into the MBA program


    You can take up to 12 hours of MBA courses as an undergraduate student.  These hours can count toward both your undergraduate and graduate degree program requirements.  Contact your undergraduate advisor and the MBA Director for specifics.

    Undergraduate students in the Double Canes program pay the undergraduate tuition rate. Plus, MBA classes taken while an undergraduate count towards both degrees - saving you up to one semester.

    All current undergraduate GSW students from all majors may apply for the Double Canes program.

    Students admitted to the program must have a 3.00 overall GPA, including all courses that count toward their undergraduate degree. The GMAT/GRE requirement and recommendation forms are waived for Double Canes students. The following pre-requisite classes are required prior to taking MBA classes – Principles of Accounting, Finance, Management, and Statistics. You may apply to the program before completing the pre-requisites.

    You may apply to the MBA program after earning your bachelor's degree. Applicants with a 3.25 overall GPA receive priority.

    The list of MBA classes is shown below. There are eight required courses plus two elective courses from the list of electives for a total of 30 credit hours. Each of the MBA classes can satisfy either the Free Elective requirement or the Business Elective requirement toward the undergraduate degree. In addition, the MBA classes can satisfy the requirements listed in the other column.

    MBA Course Other
    Required MBA Classes
    BUSA 6160 ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (Area F)
    BUSA 6120 None
    BUSA 6140 None
    BUSA 6170 BUSA 3060 Quantitative Management
    BUSA 6180 MGNT 3650 International Business
    BUSA 6200 Accounting Elective (major area for BBA Acct)
    BUSA 6540 None
    BUSA 6600 MGNT 4190 Strategic Management
    Elective MBA Classes
    BUSA 6150 HRMT 4790 Current Issues in HR
    BUSA 6100  None
    BUSA 6110  None 
    BUSA 6400 Marketing Elective (major area for BBA Mkt)
    BUSA 6550 MGNT 4260 Small Bus / Entre (major area for BBA Mgt)
    BUSA 6570 HRMT 4690 Labor-Mgt Relations (major area for BBA Mgt)
      HR Elective (major area for BBA HR)


Contact Us

    Dr. Carol C. Bishop
    Associate Professor, MBA Director
    College of Business and Computing

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