The Fast-Track Program for Adults lets students earn their undergraduate degree at an accelerated pace while balancing work and family commitments. Courses in the Fast-Track program are conveniently offered on-campus, online, and in “hybrid” mode (combining face-to-face meetings and online interactions). Courses are eight weeks in length, allowing adult students to reduce the time it takes to earn their bachelor’s degree.
The Bachelor of Professional Studies with a major in Business provides students with a solid foundation in general business, preparing them for graduate study, professional development and career advancement.
The degree offers a comprehensive business core plus a broad selection of “functional areas for specialization." These functional areas include Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing and Social Entrepreneurship, as well as professional programs such as Hospitality and Tourism Management, Organizational Leadership, Paralegal Studies and Sustainability Studies.
The Fast-Track Program for Adults includes an innovative general education curriculum that centers on critical thinking, research, writing, and skills. Interdisciplinary Senior Seminars provide a broad background in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, while the capstone Senior Thesis sequence allows students to demonstrate mastery of a topic.
These quantitative requirements also apply to degrees in the College of Professional Studies:
Business Core Requirements
BPS degrees replace traditional general education courses and electives with an innovative Core Curriculum, consisting of interdisciplinary seminars and a Senior Thesis research project. These seminars, designed for adult students, reduce the time required to complete degree requirements. Courses in the BPS core are designated with the PLS prefix (Professional and Liberal Studies). The BPS Core Curriculum includes:
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