Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bethune-Cookman University offers an Accelerated Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration degree for students who want to take on the role of business manager, administrator, or to have a functional and usable degree to help take up the role of entrepreneur in the opening of a new business. Students will learn about the fundamentals of business and business management with courses in economics, marketing, management, and other topics which will form the foundation of their understanding of business. By completing the program, students will have demonstrated the capacity to begin their career in business, or completed the requirements for a graduate degree.
The program involves classwork which is based on the topics and subjects necessary for operation of business and in the role of management. Those classes include accounting, microeconomics, business probability and statistics, leadership and professional development, oral communication, macroeconomics, business law, business computer applications, quantitative tools and methods, business information systems, management and organizational behavior, principles of marketing, business communication, corporate finance, international business, and production and operations management.
Through the program, students will demonstrate the understanding of business concepts and structures to function as a manager or administrator. These qualifications demonstrate to others that the student is a qualified to take on an entry-level position in management and administration. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate organizational, communication, and critical thinking skills key to management positions, to demonstrate preparation for business positions in business, nonprofit organizations, government organizations, including the role of supervisor, administrator, and manager, to demonstrate understanding of diversity and multiculturalism in business, and to demonstrate the understanding of management principles necessary for professionalism in business.
Degree Level: Bachelor Completion
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Entering students must have an Associate's Degree or equivalent and five specific business foundation courses.
The history of Bethune-Cookman University begins in 1904, when Mary McLeod Bethune founded the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls, and enrolled its first five young girls. As the school evolved, it became a co-educational high school, formed ties to the United Methodist Church, transitioned once more to a junior college and then introduced bachelor’s programs in the 1940s. By 2006, the school initiated a graduate program and one-year later assumed University status. Today, the four-year private, not-for-profit institution retains affiliations with the United Methodist Church, and enrolls a predominantly African-American student demographic.
Bethune-Cookman University awards bachelor’s degrees and master's degrees. Furthermore, the School of Professional Studies works to facilitate the educational goals of non-traditional students, including adults and working professionals. In an effort to integrate technology into the educational environment, the Office of Instructional Technology at Bethune-Cookman supports online graduate and professional studies. Online coursework reflects identical standards to that of on-campus counterparts, and a student orientation for online learning provides additional information and aids readiness.
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