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Penn State York offers a way to complete your bachelor’s degree in business in a twenty-month, accelerated Saturday program. The bachelor of science in Business (BSB) program differs from many traditional programs in that it is based on a “systems thinking” and study approach that prepares you not as a specialist in one functional area of business, but as a work force participant equipped with multi-faceted skills applicable to any number of business areas and situations. The curriculum focuses on management and marketing emphasizing leadership, ethics, and strategic thinking across all classes. Our program stresses interpersonal and technical communications skills, collaborative student-centered learning, and a high degree of faculty-student interaction.

This program is ideal for the person who wants a business degree from an internationally recognized University without taking time off work during the week.

It is designed for working adults…

  • who have partial four-year degree completion or associate degrees
  • who may have degrees in other fields and would benefit from a business degree
  • who may work for a company with education reimbursement
  • who will benefit and be more promotable with a bachelor's degree in business

Key Features and Benefits

  • Accelerated courses offered on Saturdays at Penn State York
  • Delivered in a highly interactive manner, allowing adult learners to bring real world experiences to the classroom
  • The Saturday face-to-face course meetings are paired with online instruction for optimal convenience and to complete necessary instruction
  • Students entering the program with 60+ college credits can complete the Accelerated Business degree completion in under two years

Terms and Courses

These courses are offered in a blended format.

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There are two classes per Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. during a seven-week cycle. There are two terms in each semester. When enrolled in this program, you would be considered a full-time student, which means you may be eligible for financial aid.

You would also have time off throughout the year for holidays and vacations.

Term Courses
Spring 1
B A 243 Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of Business
MGMT 301 Basic Management Concepts
Spring 2
ACCTG 211 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
MIS 204 Business Information Systems
FIN 301 Corporation Finance
MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing
Fall 1
B A 321 Skills for Business Professionals
IB 303 International Business Operations
Fall 2
B A 322 Negotiation Skills for Business Professionals
MGMT 321 Leadership and Motivation
Spring 1
ENGL 419 Advanced Business Writing
SCM 301 Supply Chain Management
Spring 2
B A 420 Preparation for Career Management
B A 421 Project Management
MKTG 330 Consumer Behavior
B A 495A Business Internship (16 weeks)
MKTG 342 Marketing Research
Fall 1
B A 495A Business Internship (continued)
B A 422W Strategic Business Planning
Fall 2
MGMT 431 Entrepreneurship
MKTG 450W Marketing Strategy
# Terms 10
# Credits 63
# Months in class 20

*Courses may be substituted for internship classes for adult students following review by the BSB program coordinator and approval of the University College. The course schedule may be adjusted to accommodate instructor availability.

Students should review their BS in Business degree audit with their adviser to understand the minimum 120 credits needed for graduation. General education and other program requirements include, but are not limited to, math and calculus, economics, English, natural sciences, art, and kinesiology.

*Please consult with your assigned academic adviser on campus regarding the 120-credit degree requirements, scheduling, and your course selection.

Entrance Requirements

  • An associate’s degree (or courses completed towards) with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) requirement of 2.5 (students with 2.00–2.49 GPA will be eligible for review).
  • Prerequisite courses, equivalent to Penn State courses, preferred prior to entry into program include micro or macro economics, completion of the English composition/writing requirement, preferably with the second course in business writing, college algebra, and statistics.
  • All students need to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours for bachelor’s degree and must fulfill general education requirements.

Program Requirements

  • Participants are expected to attend all class sessions due to the accelerated format of the program. Acceptance into future classes will be based on performance and attendance in prior accelerated classes.
  • Course prerequisites must be in place or in progress in order to be accepted into any accelerated course.
  • At least a C average must be maintained in all accelerated courses in order to remain in the accelerated program.

For more information, contact Penn State York Continuing Education: 717-771-4197 or azh2@psu.edu


For more information about this program contact Continuing Education at 717-771-4067 or email ce@yk.psu.edu


Fall 2013 Cohort
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