Accelerated bachelor of science in business session begins in January

November 30, 2012

A new session of the Penn State Brandywine Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) degree completion program will begin in January. This program provides a unique opportunity for working professionals to complete their undergraduate degree in as little as 20 months and then have the opportunity to progress directly into the Penn State master of business administration (MBA) program.

The Accelerated BSB program is designed for individuals who have completed previous college coursework, and offers a flexible and convenient Saturday schedule. The program runs in a cohort format -- new cohorts begin every seven weeks -- in which students go through all the courses with the same group from start to finish.
Each course is seven weeks long and involves a combination of classroom and online learning. This format allows for the creation of a professional learning community with a high degree of personal interaction among faculty and students.

The BSB program differs from many traditional programs in that it is based on a "systems thinking" and study approach that prepares adult students not as specialists in one functional area of business, but as workforce participants equipped with multi-faceted skills applicable to any number of business areas and situations. The program stresses interpersonal and technical communications skills, collaborative student-centered learning and a high degree of faculty-student interaction.

One track of the program, the MBA-bound student track, prepares students in all business functions, especially accounting, finance, management, marketing and supply chain, and enables them to pursue an MBA degree from Penn State Great Valley.

This program is ideal for the person who wants a business degree from an internationally recognized university without taking time off work during the week. For more information about the program, contact Margaret Bacheler at 610-892-1306 or

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Last Updated December 03, 2012