Graduate School of Business


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Top 10 Reasons to pursue a Dual BBA-MBA:

1. Transition seamlessly from general education to professional preparation.
2. Add value to your portfolio of qualifications in just a little more time than a standard college degree.
3. Align with a double major in terms of credit hours, but with a higher level of achievement.
4. Save money with tuition dollars counting toward both a BBA and MBA.
5. Accelerate your advancement earlier in your career path by entering the workforce with an MBA.
6. Utilize your current mindset while study habits are fresh!
7. Learn at a higher level from professors you already know.
8. Focus on one field or customize your interest with flexibility and variety.
9. Take advantage of the thesis option which facilitates entry into doctorate programs or law school.
10. Engage in hybrid learning with the flexibility of online courses and the interactivity of on-ground delivery.

When to Apply

Admission for dual enrollment is available to students who have completed at least 90 undergraduate hours and have a 3.0 GPA or above. Students should talk to their undergraduate academic advisor about timing the MBA application and entry point. 

Apply for BBA-MBA sessions by the following dates:

Spring 2020 Block 1: December 6, 2019

Spring 2020 Block 2: February 28, 2020

Summer 2020: May 29, 2020

Fall 2020 Block 1: August 14, 2020

Fall 2020 Block 2: October 9, 2020

How to Apply

Harding University Graduate School of Business is participating in the Business Centralized Application Service (BusinessCAS).

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Technical Information

Application Requirements

  • Complete the Harding Dual Degree application in BusinessCAS; submit applicable fees
  • Request one letter of recommendation in BusinessCAS from a Harding College of Business faculty member
  • Upload one writing sample in BusinessCAS if English is not your first language
  • An official Harding transcript is NOT required of current students

Additional Requirement for International Students

  • TOEFL scores, as applicable. TOEFL CODE: B888 (See additional information below.)

Admission Requirements 

Admission to the Harding University Graduate School of Business is determined on an individual basis. The applicant must:

  • Be a currently enrolled Harding University student in the College of Business

  • Have completed 90 undergraduate hours (approved)

  • Have maintained an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) 

About additional documents for international students

Harding University requires all international applicants for whom English is not the first language or who have not graduated from an American university to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL results for international students should be 550 PBT, 213 CBT or 80 iBT minimum score (no older than five years) or demonstrated performance at a U.S. institution of higher learning.


Program Structure & Schedules

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For additional information about the Harding Dual BBA-MBA, you may want to consult the Catalog.

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The Graduate School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business
Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is a leading specialized accreditation association for
business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association
embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to
learn how to learn.

ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate,
baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Recognized by the Council for
Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer
specialized business accreditation at all degree levels.

Contact Us

The Graduate School of Business is part of the College of Business.


Fax: 501-279-4805

Mailing Address:

Harding University

Graduate School of Business

Box 10774

Searcy, AR 72149-5615