Degree completion programs are an innovative way for adults to transfer in most past college credits and/or earn college credit for life or military experiences. When you combine the Business Management program with these credits, it is possible to complete a bachelor's degree in as few as 12 months if you attend full time, or 24 months if you attend part-time.
Time Shortened Format
You will be enrolled in either one (if you are attending part-time) or two (if full time) courses. If you are attending in-person, your class(es) will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. If you're completing an online course, the work will be done asynchronously (which means there will not be a specific course meeting time each week).
All courses are completed in eight weeks.
Class time is devoted, largely, to the processing of information. The teacher functions as a facilitator in a learner-centered classroom rather than a teacher-centered environment.
Homework and Related Studies
Students are expected to spend 15 to 20 hours each week completing assignments. These include (but are not limited to): textbook reading, writing papers, creating presentations, and participating in forum discussions.
Why does this format work?
Three factors make it possible for you to learn in a time-shortened format:
- Participative Methodology: The primary role of the instructor in the nontraditional programs is that of a facilitator. The lecture approach is used only in a limited way.
- Applied Learning: You will integrate theory and academic content with knowledge from your work experiences. Your evaluation will be based on evidence of your understanding of content and on your application of the content in your workplace.
- Applied Research Projects: You will complete a work-related project which requires:
- The definition of a researchable topic
- Literature search related to the topic
- Identification of appropriate research and analytical methodology
- Completion of data collection and an evaluation of the data
- Analysis of outcomes, usually involving statistical measurement
- Statement of conclusions