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 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. 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.
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 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.