Program Benefits

Cost Savings and Scholarships

In four years, students in the accelerated 3+1 business dual-degree programs will earn both a B.S. or B.S.B.A. as well as an M.S. degree from a nationally ranked, AACSB-accredited business school, with tuition billed entirely at the undergraduate rate, and while still being eligible for scholarships and financial aid. Compared to a traditional five-year (4+1) program, the accelerated 3+1 program can save students between $17,000-$26,000 in tuition alone. Plus, there is the added benefit of graduating with your master’s degree one year ahead of your peers, allowing you to begin earning higher salaries one year sooner.

A limited number of merit scholarships are available for students accepted into the accelerated 3+1 business programs. Awards are renewable annually for up to four years.

Dedicated one-on-one specialized advising

The director of the accelerated 3+1 business programs will be your dedicated academic advisor to assist in program planning for both your undergraduate and graduate degrees. You’ll also receive registration preference for certain business courses in order to ensure you are able to stay on track.

All first-year students admitted to the accelerated 3+1 business programs take Elon 101 together as a cohort. This course focuses on building leadership skills and establishing connections as you adjust not only to college, but also to the rigors of an accelerated program.

Elon Engagement Opportunities

While the program schedules are accelerated, you will have the same opportunities as traditional five-year (or 4+1) students to engage in the high-impact practices Elon is well-known for, including undergraduate research/creative projects, service learning, study abroad, internships, etc.

Opportunities for International Students

Elon’s M.S. in Businss Analytics program is a STEM-designated program, which qualifies an F-1 student for a STEM OPT extension from the standard one-year period to a three-year period.