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Bachelor of Business Administration Fast-Track

The Graham School of Management offers a Bachelor of Business Administration Fast-Track degree, which is a transfer degree program. This accelerated program was designed with the adult student in mind. Students will be able to complete this degree in significantly less time than the traditional calendar. The program assumes students will have already completed an associate degree or its equivalent. Students participating in this program must meet the same program requirements and adhere to the same policy requirements listed for Graham School of Management students.

General Education Transfer Policy

All transfer students must take ACSU 101: Transfer Student Orientation. It is a one-on-one orientation, for no cost and carries zero credit hours. This is a graduation requirement for transfer students.

Transfer students with fewer than 30 hours

All requirements of the general education curriculum.

Transfer students with more than 30 hours

Students who have completed the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (IAI/GECC) requirements (37-41 hours) must take the courses identified below. Students meeting this requirement can complete the BBA Fast-Track Program in less than two years in the online program. The following additional mission-based courses must be taken at SXU in order to fulfill their general education requirements:

  • Philosophy 150: The Examined Life
  • One religious studies course

Students have the opportunity to qualify for SXU's IAI/GECC Articulation Agreement as long as the majority of the general education core has been met prior to transferring. Any remaining general education courses may be taken from Saint Xavier University. All other transfer students will be evaluated on an individual basis in terms of SXU general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

To receive a Bachelor of Business Administration Fast-Track degree, students must successfully complete 120 hours of study that include the following:

University's adult general education core requirements.

Business Prerequisites (24 credit hours)

  • ACCT 210: Financial Accounting (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 211: Managerial Accounting (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 220 Business Law (Accounting students) (3 credit hours) OR MGMT 223: Legal Environment of Business (Other students) (3 credit hours)
  • BANA 130: Essential Business Computations (3 credit hours)
  • BANA 251: Software for Business Analytics (3 credit hours)
  • BUSP 201: Achieving Career Excellence (2 credit hours)
  • ECON 202: Principles of Economics (Macro and Micro) (3 credit hours)
  • MATH 132: Business Statistics (4 credit hours)

Business Core Requirements (23 credit hours)

  • BANA 320: Service Operations Management (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 224: Professional Writing and Communication (3 credit hours)
  • FINC 300: Principles of Finance (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 380: Business, Ethics and Society (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 390: Business Strategy (3 credit hours)
  • MKTG 300: Principles of Marketing (3 credit hours)
  • MKTG 311: Managing Service Excellence (2 credit hours)
  • MKTG 351: Digital Commerce (3 credit hours)

Business Electives (15 credit hours)

In order to complete their requirements, fast-track business students must choose five out of nine approved business electives totaling 15 credit hours whose options include but are not limited to:

  • BANA 350: Business Analytics
  • BANA 351: Project Management (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 330: Diversity in Organizations (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 364: Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 365: Professional Sales Management (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 370: Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours)
  • MKTG 350: Digital Marketing (3 credit hours)
  • MKTG 355: Social Media Marketing (3 credit hours)
  • MKTG 361: Digital Marketing Research  (3 credit hours)
  • MKTG 380: Marketing Strategy (3 credit hours)


Fast-track business students can take electives to complete the rest of the 120 credit hours.

General Note for Bachelor of Business Administration Fast-Track Major

For course descriptions, consult the Graham School of Management and College of Arts and Sciences course listings.

At least 18 hours in the Business Administration Fast-Track major must be completed at Saint Xavier University. Completion of an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, IAI-GEC program or SXU general education program is required.