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Business - Accelerated

Description:

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.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Prepare, analyze, interpret and discuss an entity's basic financial statements verbally and in writing.
  • Analyze the legal, economic and social impact of business decisions.
  • Quantitatively evaluate the impact of business decisions, activities and events.
  • Explain the role business has historically taken in different societal and economic systems.

Program Entry Requirements:

Demonstration of readiness for ENGL 101 and FNMT 118, as determined by the College's placement tests or by successfully completing developmental coursework.

Admissions Process:

  • Attend an information session facilitated by the Business Administration department.
  • Complete and submit a Business — Accelerated Application Package (application, essay, letter of commitment).
  • For candidates meeting admissions criteria, interview with the Program Advisor.

Note: Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Business — Accelerated, a student must complete a minimum of 63 credit hours as prescribed, earning a "C" or better grade in all courses and earning at least a 2.0 GPA. Most receiving institutions require a higher grade point average. To learn more about requirements of specific four-year schools, students should contact an advisor within the Business — Accelerated program, the Career and Transfer Center at Community College of Philadelphia, or the four-year college to which they intend to transfer.

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Fall Semester

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
  3 credits  
  3 credits  
ENGL 101 - English Composition I
 
  3 credits ENGL 101
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology   3 credits Tech Comp

Notes

Note: All courses are offered in either the four-week or seven-week format and either online or in the hybrid format, with on-campus sessions held on Saturdays.

Semester 2

Spring Semester

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ECON 181 - Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)   3 credits Social Sciences 
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or 
MATH 162 - Precalculus II
For MATH 162: MATH 161 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits Mathematics 
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better  3 credits ENGL 102, Info Lit
ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting    4 credits  
ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting ACCT 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits  

Notes

Note: All courses are offered in either the four-week or seven-week format and either online or in the hybrid format, with on-campus sessions held on Saturdays.

Summer 1

Early Summer Semester

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
MATH 161 - Precalculus I or 
MATH 171 - Calculus I*
For MATH 161:FNMT 118 with a grade of "C" or better.
For MATH 171MATH 162 with a grade of "C" or better.
3 or 4 credits  
MNGT 141 - Principles of Management MNGT 121 3 credits  

Notes

Note: All courses are offered in either the four-week or seven-week format and either online or in the hybrid format, with on-campus sessions held on Saturdays.

Summer 2

Late Summer Semester

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
HIST 121 - Global History I or

  3 credits 

Humanities, Writing Intensive, Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity

ECON 182 - Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)   3 credits  

Notes

Note: All courses are offered in either the four-week or seven-week format and either online or in the hybrid format, with on-campus sessions held on Saturdays.

Semester 3

Fall Semester

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
MKTG 131 - Principles of Marketing MNGT 121may be taken concurrently 3 credits  
ECON 112 - Statistics I FNMT 118 or MATH 118, or higher than FNMT 118 placement on placement test 4 credits  
MNGT 142 - Management Information Systems MNGT 121 3 credits   

Notes

Note: All courses are offered in either the four-week or seven-week format and either online or in the hybrid format, with on-campus sessions held on Saturdays.

Semester 4

Spring Semester

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
MNGT 262 - Business Law   3 credits  
BIOL 106 - General Biology I    4 credits Natural Sciences
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking  ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently. 3 credits Humanities
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology   3 credits  

Notes

Note: All courses are offered in either the four-week or seven-week format and either online or in the hybrid format, with on-campus sessions held on Saturdays.

*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 AACSB-accredited programs 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 without taking additional math courses. Students should consult with an advisor or their intended transfer institution for additional guidance.

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:

63

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8414; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.