What You'll Learn

Our Business 4+1 degree combines undergraduate and graduate course work so our students graduate with both degrees in just five years. If you choose to pursue the Business 4+1 program, you'll receive exceptional training in business leadership combined with a liberal arts education that will sharpen your writing skills, analytical thinking, and communication abilities.

In order to complete your undergraduate and graduate degree within a five year time frame, you'll need to take graduate level courses in your final year of undergraduate study. Some courses will count toward both for additional work and credit.

Your fifth and final year will be solely graduate level courses and include the most rigorous coursework.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from our business program have secured positions in Fortune 500 companies and major industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Students also benefit from the Institute for Leadership and Professional Excellence at Columbia College, a nationally-recognized program noted for its innovative approach to the promotion of leadership skills in young women.

The Columbia College Difference

The Division of Business, Mathematics, and Science at Columbia College has helped students remain at the forefront of their fields for more than 160 years as tradition, talent, and innovative thinking has kept Business at Columbia a thriving and vital degree for the modern world. We believe that a strong foundation in business will put you on the path to engage in an assortment of business fields.

While Columbia College provides a strong foundation in liberal arts, students are given access to state of the art technology in the Barbara Bush Science Center. The exceptional and uniquely talented faculty make it their business to see that students are fully prepared for any career path they may choose.

Course Requirements

View degree requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Graduate Course Catalog

Additional Course Options

Evening

This course is also available in the evening. You'll be able to select classes which offer more time flexibility including hybrid and some online courses.

Evening Course Requirements

View degree requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Graduate Course Catalog

Pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.