Management (according to some definitions) has existed for millennia, and several writers have produced background works that have contributed to modern management theories.  [ need quotation to verify ] Some theorists have cited ancient military texts as providing lessons for civilian managers. For example, Chinese general Sun Tzu in his 6th century BC work The Art of War recommends being aware of and acting on strengths and weaknesses of both a manager's organization and a foe's.  The writings of influential Chinese Legalist philosopher Shen Buhai may be considered [ by whom? ] to embody a rare premodern example of abstract theory of administration. 
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MBA dual degree programs combine an MBA with others (such as an MS, MA, or a JD , etc.) to let students cut costs (dual programs usually cost less than pursuing 2 degrees separately), save time on education and to tailor the business education courses to their needs. This is generally achieved by allowing core courses of one program count as electives in the other. Some business schools offer programs in which students can earn both a bachelor's degree in business administration and an MBA in five years.
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