New accelerated bachelor's degree in business program for busy adults

April 03, 2012

Busy adults looking for a time-efficient way to complete a bachelor’s degree in business will have a brand new opportunity starting this fall. Penn State Brandywine’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) is a 20-month program that meets on Saturdays. In less than two years, students can complete 60 or more business course credits toward their degree.

The management- and marketing-based curriculum emphasizes leadership, ethics and strategic thinking while building analytical and communication skills. Real-world examples bring relevance and immediacy to the coursework. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, learners will benefit from small classes and individualized attention.

Students have the option of pursuing the masters in business administration (MBA) -bound track, with classes in accounting, finance, management, marketing and supply chain, may waive MBA core courses or can apply to the MBA program at Penn State Great Valley. Students in this track must have at least one year of work experience, which can include internships.

"So many adult learners want to complete a baccalaureate business degree,” said Veronica Godshalk, professor of management and program coordinator. “This program enables that, and provides opportunities to pursue an MBA at a local Penn State campus, so that relocation is not necessary. Students can succeed quickly and move on to the next step in their careers."

Learn more about Penn State's new Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Business degree program at an information session on April 28 or May 19 at Penn State Great Valley. To RSVP or for more information about the program, contact Margaret Bacheler at 610-892-1306 or

To register online for the information session, click on the dates below:
April 28 session
May 19 session

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Last Updated April 09, 2012