why don't undergrad business programs just do an intensive MBAesque business program?
wouldn't that make more sense?
Some schools have programs where you can get a BBA/MBA in five years, but they're highly selective.
I can say from experience, the five-year MBA program at my alma mater (Robert Morris U. in Pittsburgh, PA) was not at all
selective. Anyone had the option, and the course work was no more challenging than the regular undergraduate work.
I really think that kind of program will continue to cheapen the value of all MBAs, which is somewhat questionable to begin with. Really, an undergrad who continues straight to an MBA is setting themselves up to fail, in most cases. They are overqualified for the entry-level work that they need to get their business feet on the ground, too inexperienced for many of the management-level jobs that an MBA is expected for, and they lack the clear career progression available with many other degrees/specialities. It takes a lot of luck, good connections, and hard work to get a good job with just an MBA and no solid experience.