Business Administration Program Description

The accelerated bachelor's degree in business administration prepares students for a career requiring an understanding of business functions and the ability to integrate and coordinate them. The program's goal is to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, critical thinking ability, and technological competence essential to business decision making, conducting research, analyzing information, and communicating effectively. The program includes major courses in business, electives in a variety of business functions, and a core of liberal arts and science courses. The business administration curriculum also provides graduates with an excellent background to continue their education by pursuing a graduate degree in business or a business-related field.

The accelerated program works best for students who are highly motivated, self-directed and learn well independently. Most courses are scheduled either online in an 8-week format or in an 8-week hybrid format where students meet one night per week. Some courses are offered in a 16-week online format. It is an intense program that differs from courses students have taken in a traditional 16-week semester. Students will be expected to complete many of their assignments and coursework outside of class using the web, email and other means. Students should be prepared to discuss their reading assignments, to work in small groups, and to share their experiences, both orally and in writing.