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Master of Architecture & Master of Business Administration

Accredited by NAAB and AACSB

Students interested in a combined professional preparation in Architecture and in Business Administration may apply for admission to the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Dual Degree Program, offered jointly by the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) and the College of Business Administration. This program is designed for architects or undergraduate architectural students who aspire to middle or executive management positions in architectural practices, or who are interested in starting their own business.

Students in the M.Arch./M.B.A. Dual Degree program must earn at least a total of 74 credit hours, 35 from the M.Arch. program and 39 from the M.B.A. program.

For the M.Arch/ M.B.A., students need to apply to CAED indicating on the application the dual degree option. Only one set of application materials needs to be submitted. Each program will make an independent decision and applicants will be notified of the decisions made by both programs.


Must have a pre-professional bachelor degree that is part of a 4+1 or 4+2 NAAB-accredited program to be eligible for the M.Arch portion of this dual degree program.

Students with a non-architecture baccalaureate degree or a bachelor degree in architecture from non-NAAB-accredited programs: please see the CAED Bachelor of Science in Architecture Post-Undergraduate program information and/or consider other CAED graduate program options.

Course of Study

First Year

  Fall Semester
ARCH 60101 Graduate Design Studio I
ARCH 60301 Theories of Architecture
ARCH 65001 Professional Practice: Real Estate and Development
ACCT 63037 Financial Accounting
MIS 64005 Statistics for Management
BAD 6xxxx
Professional Development I

  Spring Semester
ARCH 60102 Graduate Design Studio II
ARCH 60922 Methods of Inquiry in Architectural Studies
ACCT 63038 Accounting for Managerial Action and Evaluation
MIS 64041 Operations Management
MIS 64271 Human Resources Management
BAD 6xxxx
Professional Development II

Summer: The Master Project

  Intercession [3 Weeks]
ARCH 60150 Project Programming

  Summer session 2 [8 Weeks]
ARCH 60103 Graduate Design Studio III

Second Year

  Fall Semester
ARCH 65002 Professional Practice: Contract and Planning Law
ECON 62021 Business Conditions Analysis and Public Policy
ECON 62022
Managerial Economics
MIS 64158 Leadership and Managerial Assessment
MIS 65185 Business Strategy
BAD 6xxxx
Professional Development III

  Spring Semester
ARCH 65003 Professional Practice: Leadership and Office Mgmt.
ARCH 66995 ST: Workshop in Professional Practice
MIS 64042 Global Technology
MKTG 64184 International Business
MKTG 65051 Marketing Management
FIN 66061 Financial Management
*Additional information regarding courses can be found on

Application Requirements + Advising

If you have questions, please contact:
Ms. Lisa Pozo
Administrative Secretary, CAED Graduate Programs
330-672-3765 -