Wilkes University

3-in-5 Program

3-in-5 Program

Wilkes University & Maricopa Community Colleges
3 Degrees. 5 Years.

Wilkes University is pleased to offer our partners within Maricopa Community Colleges an accelerated path to business excellence. Students can now earn three degrees in five years from two notable Arizona institutions. PLUS, it’s affordable.

If you’re already a student at any of the Maricopa Community Colleges, you’re already partway there! This degree pathway is specifically designed to enhance your transfer experience. Demand continues to grow for business leaders to advance their education beyond the bachelor's level.  The 3-in-5 program provides this opportunity in an atmosphere that embraces one-on-one attention, hands-on learning and practical business experience.

Students start their journey at a Maricopa Community College.  Once they've completed their associate degree, they transfer seamlessly into Wilkes University's bachelor of business administration program.  With one additional year of full-time study, students earn their MBA from Wilkes.

Wilkes offers the mentoring, hands-on learning and personal attention that ensures your success. Professors will know you – your thoughts, dreams and aspirations. Don't expect classroom lectures – expect classroom conversations in the small, hands-on setting that Wilkes is known for.

The Wilkes MBA prepares students for lifetime leadership roles and professional and personal contributions. The program maintains an integrated curriculum and faculty designed to provide students with knowledge and information to address the traditional functional and cross-functional content areas of the business and accounting disciplines.

  • Two Years
  • Students will earn their ABUS or AAS in a business related field.
  • Two Years
  • Students will continue their studies at Wilkes University Mesa to earn their bachelor's in business administration (BBA).
  • Find out which courses transfer into Wilkes here.
  • Guaranteed admission into the Wilkes University MBA program.
  • Earn the degree in one year.**

**Includes summer semesters


A variety of scholarships are available through Wilkes University on the graduate and undergraduate level.  Contact us for more details.



3-in-5 Timeline

Semester School/Location Year
Fall Maricopa Community College

1
Spring
Fall Maricopa Community College
2
Spring
Associate Degree (ABUS or AAS in business related field) – Maximum 62 Credits
Fall Wilkes University
Maricopa Community College


3
Spring Wilkes University
Mesa Center for Higher Education - located in downtown Mesa
Fall Wilkes University
Mesa Center for Higher Education - located in downtown Mesa

4
Spring
Bachelor's of Business Administration (B.B.A.) – Minimum 60 Credits
Summer Wilkes University
Mesa Center for Higher Education - located in downtown Mesa



5
Fall
Spring
Summer
Master's of Business Administration (M.B.A.) – 39 Credits

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