On one of our fast-track programs, you can have your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years, in line with typical European university schedules.  Franklin fast-track students have several options for a direct path toward a professional degree and an early start to a promising career. You will gain cross-cultural skills, widen your perspective on the world and develop an international network that will become a strong foundation for building your future.

3+1 Program

Three plus one means completing your B.A. at Franklin in three years and your M.S. or M.A. in a fourth year. This intensive schedule means declaring a major early and studying during the summer to accelerate the typical four-year B.A. timeline, giving focused students the benefit of beginning their career path a year earlier than their peers. Maintaining a GPA of 3.0 during those three years can mean accelerated admission and discounted tuition at Franklin or partner institutions such as Emerson College.

FUS Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Political Economy of Money and Development

The Master of Arts in Political Economy of Money and Development is a course-based program that prepares students for careers by developing skills of theoretical and practical relevance in macroeconomic policy management, political economic and financial analysis, and evaluation of the role of developing and emerging economies. You will develop a critical understanding of the issues surrounding the global crisis and a framework for understanding new problems in a rapidly changing world. This M.A. is a solid foundation for a career in research, banking, finance, public administration and international organization management.

Master of Arts in Political Economy of Money and Development

Master of Science in International Management

The Master of Science in International Management program at Franklin is a cohort-based intensive program that takes you from a foundation in Business Administration through increasingly experiential scenarios, until you find yourself in the final phase working directly with industry experts on real projects such as climate change action at the UN or digital transformation with data giants in Asia. This transformative year will put you on an international leadership path.

Master of Science in International Management with an Emphasis in Responsible Management and Climate Action

Master of Science in International Management with an Emphasis in Digital Transformation

Emerson College Graduate Programs

Franklin has partnered with Emerson College to create advanced study pathways for Franklin graduates in Publishing and Writing, Journalism, Media Design and Public Relations. Students with a 3.0 GPA applying to Emerson from Franklin will have a guaranteed expedited admissions process and a 20% tuition discount. When combined with the three-year B.A., a master’s degree in these fields can be completed in your fourth year of study. While at Franklin, your advisor will work with you to ensure that you are on track for a seamless transition to graduate study at Emerson.

Franklin-Emerson Combined BA-MA