3+1 Leadership Development Program

Imagine walking down the aisle at graduation and receiving two degrees at once. Holding a bachelor’s degree in one hand, you accept your master’s with the other. Now imagine doing all of this in only four years. 3+1 is an accelerated program combining three years of undergraduate study in accounting, business administration, human resource management or marketing, with one-year in the College’s distinguished Master of Leadership Development (MLD) program. 

The Benefits

Combined with our strong liberal arts foundation, 3+1 empowers you to think creatively about complex business problems. You’ll develop the tools needed to become a confident leader, ready to take charge in the fast-paced global business world. Our accelerated program allows you to:

  • Hit the job market sooner, with greater career opportunities.
  • Take the fast track to professional success.
  • Access cutting-edge technology.
  • Graduate with honors.
  • Save time and money.


YES!

I’m ready to take on the challenge. I want to earn both my bachelor’s and master’s in only 4 years and to become the leader that will set me apart from the competition.

Earn a bachelor’s degree in:

Earn a Master of Leadership Development in:

The Difference

Are you up for challenging academic opportunities? Do you want an exceptional educational experience? Then 3+1 might be a good fit for you! In our selective accelerated program, high-achieving students are empowered to become tomorrow’s leaders by:

  • Completing an exclusive honors undergraduate curriculum.
  • Interacting with current graduate students in workshops and presentations.
  • Networking with leading business professionals.
  • Transitioning seamlessly into our MLD program without taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Taking online summer courses, with limited time on campus.
  • Specialized internship and experiential learning opportunities.
  • Interacting with world-class, tenured business faculty, almost all of who have owned their own businesses

 

JennieMitchell70.jpg"This is a pivotal opportunity that will focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, technology and team projects."

 -Jennie Mitchell, Ph.D., SMWC professor of
business and one of the 3+1 program creators 

Admission Requirements

  • A high school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • An SAT 1100 or higher or ACT 24 or higher
  • Two teacher recommendations [PDF]
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Transfer students need a minimum of 15 credits with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Your path to success starts here! Scholarships and financial aid are available. In 3+1, you’ll earn a distinguished degree with professional experience that sets you apart from the rest.