The Business — Accelerated program is a select enrollment program that allows motivated students to learn what it takes to be an effective member of the business community and prepares them to transfer to a four-year business school, in just 21 months. Select students start and complete the program in a cohort, moving through the accelerated program together taking one course during four-week terms or two courses during seven-week terms. All courses are offered in either an online or hybrid format, with on-campus sessions held on Saturdays.
The four or seven-week term format, along with the hybrid or online delivery method, allows students to finish their course work taking only one or two courses at a time, and is designed to enable motivated students working full time to complete their degree in 21 months.
The program allows students to transfer to a variety of business programs, including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, or other business areas. It provides the fundamental knowledge necessary to be a successful business student with the ultimate goal of graduation from a business transfer institution and finding employment in the business field. To remain in the program, students are required to enroll in program courses when, and in the sequence, they are offered for the student’s cohort.
The student’s chosen transfer institution determines the mathematics courses to complete in order to be a successful transfer candidate. Students completing MATH 162 and MATH 171 will be best prepared to transfer to baccalaureate programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Students who graduate with FNMT 118 and MATH 161 can still transfer to an AACSB-accredited program but will need to take higher level Math at their transfer institution in order to graduate, or they can transfer to a number of non-AACSB programs and continue in those programs, usually without taking additional math courses. Students should consult with an advisor or their intended transfer institution for additional guidance.