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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Business, B.A.

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About the Professional Business Program

The Arcadia School of Global Business offers the Professional Business Program for working professionals looking to complete their undergraduate degree, advance in their careers and compete in the global workforce.

The curriculum provides educational experiences to upgrade the skills that adapt and respond to the complexity of today’s global business markets. Focusing on the development of socially responsible decision makers, the comprehensive curriculum emphasizes experiential learning and commitment to ethical and sustainable business practices.

Recognizing the importance of work-life balance for each student, courses are accelerated with fully online courses or evening courses option at the King of Prussia campus. Dedicated program coaches work with students to develop a flexible schedule and program plan to help students meet their career goals.

Students may select any course as fully online or meet one evening a week.

Admission Requirements

Community College Associate’s degree graduates, and/or transfer/returning students who have completed credits towards a bachelor’s degree, are eligible to apply to this program. Students entering the Professional Business Program must enter the program with at least junior standing (57 or more credits). A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required (students with a 2.00-2.49 GPA may be reviewed). Students may apply for admission for any academic semester. Students will submit an:

  • Arcadia University School of Global Business application
  • Official transcript from each college/university attended

Transfer and Credit Evaluation

Arcadia University will accept up to 75 credits from regionally accredited two-year institutions and up to 90 credits from regionally accredited four-year institutions.

Transfer credit is granted for college-level work completed at another accredited institution for course content comparable to that offered at Arcadia University or appropriate for the degree program. Credit will not be granted for courses in which grades below “C-” are earned.

Students may be required to take a placement examination in Mathematics and/or Arcadia University Writing Inventory for English composition. Assignment or exemption for English composition is determined by performance on the Arcadia University Writing Inventory or by a transfer credit evaluation.

The exemption for Mathematics is determined by performance on the placement exam or by a transfer credit evaluation

Community College Transfer: Arcadia has core-to-core agreements with Bucks County Community College, Cecil College, Delaware County Community College, Montgomery County Community College, Northampton Community College, and Rowan College at Burlington County.

Other Transfer Options:
In addition to core-to-core agreements with community colleges, course credits can be reviewed from other institutions to establish equivalency. The School of Global Business recognizes transfer credit evaluations from professional organizations such as American Institute of Banking (AIB), American Council on Education, Post-Secondary Organization for Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction (ACE, PONSI), ACT-PEP, and Life Organization Management Association (LOMA).

Requirements for the Professional Business Program

A total of 120 credit hours are needed to complete the bachelor’s degree and students must fulfill university curriculum requirements. At least half of the required Business and Economics courses must be taken at Arcadia University.

Your degree program plan will define individual requirements based upon the transfer evaluation and granting of transfer credits.

The following lists all the degree requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration:

One upper level Business or Economics elective (4 credits)

Two courses in Mathematics (8 credits)

One course in English (4 credits)

Undergraduate University Curriculum requirements as defined by transfer status.

All students must complete EN 101  if they do not have an equivalent course with a “B” or better. In addition, all transfer students must complete any remaining curricular requirements.

Additional electives as needed to fulfill credit hours required to complete the degree.

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