Wilkes University

Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration

Two adult learners examine data on a tablet as a part of an upcoming project for their accelerated BBA class.

Advance your career with the online Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration program for working adults and transfer students. You’ll gain real-world business skills with immediate application, positioning you for career growth.

  • Complete your bachelor’s degree online at your convenience.
  • Learn skills to change careers or advance in your current position.
  • Get credit for coursework already completed, whether at Wilkes or elsewhere.
  • Build a schedule that fits your busy lifestyle.
  • Gain one-on-one advising, wherever you are, tailored to your needs and experience.

Key features include:

  • seven-week courses offered totally online;
  • 14-week trimesters that allow you to complete up to 12 courses per year;
  • 18 engaging courses designed to build on your professional, educational and life experiences;
  • intensive interaction with instructors, advisors and peers;
  • focus on business fundamentals for managing an enterprise.

Our flexible format allows you to take one or two courses at a time. You may also take off a semester if needed, allowing you to adapt your schedule if life gets in the way.

Admission Requirement

  • at least 24 prior-earned college credits

To apply, submit:

  • online application
  • official transcripts from any college study

No SAT or high school transcripts required.

ABBA applications are accepted on a rolling basis, meaning you can apply at any time of year.

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.

Tuition for the 2020-21 academic year is $418 per credit, plus applicable fees.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. If your employer reimburses tuition, you can defer payment until 30 days after the end of the course. Wilkes also offers a variety of convenient payment plans.

 “This program has given me insight on why my managers act the way they act. I am able to better understand mathematical concepts when it comes to finances for a business and how certain actions — whether promotions/bonuses — can either positively/negatively impact the businesses finances in the long run.”

Customer Service Representative

“This year I have taken an IT for schools class that has allowed me to better understand the IT structure of my school in order to ask questions and understand the needs of the school from the IT lens. My educational experience at Wilkes has made a great impact on my current position!”

Director of Finance at a Charter School

“The ABBA program allows me to be employed full time to support my family while working toward my educational goals. The tools and resources of each class have helped me in my career, as my understanding of business process have improved. I have both been promoted and selected to lead several internal projects due to my education.”

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Graduates of the ABBA program have gone on to attend law school, an MBA program and a Ph.D. program. They also hold positions such as:

  • business owner
  • city government official
  • insurance sales advisor
  • account manager and sommelier
  • data analyst
  • assistant materials manager

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

For information about transfer credits, the admission process, or academic requirements, contact:

Associate Director of Admissions
Phone: (570) 408-4465

For program questions, contact:

Dr. Marianne Rexer
Director of Graduate Programs and the ABBA Program
Robert S. Capin Professor of Accounting