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 to be prepared to transfer to a four-year business school in fewer than eighteen months. Students start and complete the program as a cohort, moving through the accelerated courses together, taking seven-week or four-week online courses. The major courses include a weekly synchronous component to maintain the sense of community that is consistent with a cohort learning environment.The program is designed to not only allow students to accelerate their degree as it relates to time, but to also provide them with the skills that will accelerate their professional development and entry into the field of business.
The four or seven-week format requires students to progress through the program as a cohort, taking two or three courses at a time. To remain in the program, students are required to enroll in the specific program courses, both when and in what sequence they are offered, to remain within the students' cohort. The program is designed to enable motivated students, studying full time, to complete their degree in fewer than eighteen months.
Students in the Business — Accelerated program are required to engage in workshops and to attend guest speakers and community events that allow them to accelerate their business career, providing them with the tools that will be beneficial as they develop professionally within their career path. These opportunities allow students to gain insight into the field and develop a network that allows them to succeed within the business community. These events will be offered every other Saturday throughout the duration of the program. Students are required to earn, through attendance at the program's Saturday sessions, the equivalent of one credit hour of experiential learning. Students can expect to spend between two and three hours on campus per each Saturday event.
The program provides students with the requirements needed to transfer to a variety of 4-year business programs with various business majors, including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, and other business areas. It provides the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to be a successful business student who has the goal of graduating from a four-year undergraduate program 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.
Please note: The student's chosen transfer institution determines the required mathematics courses to complete. Students completing MATH 162 and MATH 171 are 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 may still transfer to an AACSB-accredited program but will need to take higher level mathematicsat their transfer institution to graduate. Students can also transfer to some non-AACSB programs without taking additional math courses. Students should consult with an advisor or their intended transfer institution for additional guidance.