Wilkes University

Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration

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The Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration program is designed for working professionals and transfer students looking to complete their degree online. We teach real-world business skills with immediate application, positioning you for career growth.

Statistics show that bachelor's degree holders maintain better rates of employment during tough economic times. Enroll in our program to: 

  • Learn skills to propel you to professional success, long after graduation.
  • Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration,
  • Change careers or advance in your current one.

Convenient online learning

The 18 courses in the degree sequence have been designed to build on the professional, educational and life experiences that you bring to the program. Convenient online classes fit your busy schedule and our flexible format allows you to take a part or full semesters off during your busiest time.

The Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration Program has been designed for working professionals, adults returning to the classroom after some time away, and college students who wish to transfer.

The 18 required courses will ground you in the fundamentals of business practice that are critical to a managerial perspective on the enterprise.

Key points:

  • Courses are taken two at a time for seven-week terms in a totally online format.
  • Instructors offer virtual office hours, making themselves available for discussions over the web.
  • There are three trimesters per year, so that you may take as many as 36 credits annually, allowing you to complete your degree at an accelerated pace.
  • Online learning
    Classes are offered in an online format.

  • Condensed sessions, focused content
    ABBA classes are offered in seven-week sessions, allowing you to register for two classes at a time, while completing as many as four classes during each trimester (12 courses a year).

  • Personal attention

    Going back to school is a major decision. Intensive interaction with advisors, instructors, and peers provide the online environment you need to succeed.

Admissions requirements
At least 24 prior-earned college credits are required.

To apply, please submit:

Transfer credits
Previous college credits earned never expire. Our admissions counselor will review your college transcripts and provide an immediate transfer evaluation. 


In partnership with the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, Wilkes University offers a concentration in school business. Designed for individuals working in school business or aspiring to enter this growing field, courses are developed and taught by skilled practitioners.

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Tuition for the 2019-20 academic year is $449 per credit, plus applicable fees.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. And if your employer reimburses tuition, deferred payment is available, meaning payment is not due until 30 days after the conclusion of the course. Wilkes also offers a variety of convenient payment plans.  
ABBA applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For information about transfer credits, the admission process, or academic requirements, please contact our admissions counselor:

Lauren A. Leighton
Associate Dir of Transfer and Grad Admissions
184 South River Street

Phone: (570) 408-4465
Email: lauren.leighton@wilkes.edu

For the convenience of enrolled students, a dedicated ABBA program advisor is available to answer questions and discuss academic progress.

Dr. Marianne Rexer
Professor and Director ABBA

Phone: (570) 266-8982
Email: marianne.rexer@wilkes.edu

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The accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration program of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Acreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs