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Student in the adult undergraduate business program at Mount St. Mary's University

Accelerated Undergraduate Degree in Business, B.S.

Prepare for a career in business and finance

At Mount St. Mary's University, we realize the challenges you face on the job can enhance your learning in the classroom. That's why our accelerated undergraduate program in business is designed specifically for working adults. Because what you learn in the classroom today can help you solve a problem at work tomorrow.

Making it easy to go back to school

The Division of Continuing Studies strives to make it easy for adults to go back to school online on a part-time basis. It's important to us that you feel supported, can maintain your work-life balance, and have access to all of the resources you need to be a successful student.

Our faculty and advisors are here to work one-on-one with you to develop your degree plan, and to help keep you on track to finish your degree. We make the traditional college resources available to you to aid in your success, such as our Career Center, Writing Center, Library and Learning Services Office, just to name a few.

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Coursework & Format

The business curriculum affords students opportunities to broaden their understanding of the environment of modern business and of the principles and processes for effective management of organizations; required courses span the areas of management, marketing, business law, information management, analytical techniques of decision making, and financial management. Core curriculum courses develop your general knowledge base and habits for higher education and the liberal arts skills needed for all career types, some of these course may be satisfied by transfer credits.

Course Sampling

  • College writing
  • Introduction to Business Decision Making
  • Technology Skills for Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Global Business and Economics
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Designed to fit your life.

As a student in the Mount's accelerated undergraduate business program you will:

  • Finish at your own pace. Online courses are offered year-round in accelerated 5- and 8-week sessions. Take the courses you need at your convenience.
  • Receive specialized support for accelerated students. One-on-one advising and a customized degree plan are available and encouraged for all students.

The business program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

This program is available to be completed remotely via web conferencing.

What Our Faculty Say

Learn more about the Mount's business program for accelerated undergraduates with Director of Business Programs for the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business Stepheca Sawyer.

Want to see course descriptions of all accelerated undergraduate business courses?

See Catalog Course Listings

Affordability & Financial Aid

Programs are designed to be taken one course at a time, providing you the flexibility you need to complete the degree at your own pace; with that the program pricing is set by credit hours instead of by the year.

  • 2023-24 tuition rates effective July 1, 2023 - $563 per credit*
  • 2024-25 tuition rates effective July 1, 2024 - $570 per credit*
  • Students are accepted with a minimum of 12 credits and may transfer in up to 75 credits from a two-year institution.

*Tuition is subject to change without notice. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans. The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local businesses and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college. Visit our Adult Undergraduate Student Financial Aid webpage for more details.

Not sure if you qualify for financial aid? Learn more from our financial aid office.

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Admissions & Application

Classes for the program begin throughout the year, and submitting your application four weeks before your expected start date ensures a priority application decision.

  • Admissions Deadline: Two weeks prior to the session start date
  • Classes Begin: Year round
  • Priority Application Deadline: Four weeks prior to start of first course
  • No application fee

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Admissions Requirements

The Mount's accelerated undergraduate completion degree programs are for individuals looking to apply previous college credit toward a bachelor's degree. Admissions requirements include:

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Students may transfer up to 75 credits from a two-year institution or 90 credits from a four-year institution.
  • No application fee

A complete application includes

  • Free online application; Apply in 10 minutes or less
  • Official transcript(s) from all accredited institutions attended after high school; eTranscripts should be sent to Frederick Admissions. 301-447-5396

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