The Robert A. Day 4 + 1 BA/MBA Program is an accelerated alternative to the traditional route to an MBA. Rather than interrupting a career to pursue an MBA degree, Day 4 + 1 students begin taking MBA courses during the senior year at CMC. These highly motivated students graduate from CMC with their undergraduate classmates before completing the MBA in a fifth year of full-time study at Claremont Graduate University's Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management.
The Day 4 + 1 Program consists of three components: the strong liberal arts foundation of undergraduate study at CMC, the advanced application skills and professional focus enhanced by the MBA coursework, and intensive work experience gained through two summer internships. Acknowledging the importance of work experience in management education, the summer internships are constructed so that students gain real-world experience, while gaining exposure to a variety of issues in the practice of management.
Robert A. Day 4 + 1 BA/MBA Program students are rewarded for participating in the program by saving a year in time and tuition and by preparing themselves to progress rapidly into jobs with managerial responsibility.
The five years of the Robert A. Day 4 + 1 BA/MBA Program represent an intensive time of learning and development. In order to be eligible for the program, students should complete the following courses at CMC by the end of the junior year:
* Econ 86 - Accounting for Decision Making
* Econ 101 - Intermediate Microeconomics
* Econ 102 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
* Econ 120 - Statistics
* Econ 134 - Corporate Finance
* Econ 151 - Strategic Cost Management
During the senior year, students take classes at CMC and CGU, completing four graduate level courses prior to graduating from CMC. Through careful selection of classes, Day 4 + 1 students complete the requirements of the full two-year MBA program in only one additional year of study after graduating from CMC.
In addition to coursework, each student must complete two summer internships - one following the junior year and the other after the senior year. These are designed to give students in-depth management experience. Each internship contains an academic component where individual students are supervised by a faculty member while completing a project related to the work experience. Students return from internships with experiences and insights that they share in classroom discussion as they progress through the program.