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New Flexible Business Program Allows Non-Traditional Students to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Villa Maria College in 3 Years

A major deterrent for any non-traditional student considering earning a degree is balancing academic requirements with additional responsibilities, like raising a family or holding down a full-time job.

Villa Maria’s new Flexible Business program eliminates that obstacle by offering students to the ability to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration by attending classes at night and online. Students enrolled in the program can complete the coursework in three years, potentially earning a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in less time than if they had followed the traditional track. With transfer credits, the program can potentially be completed in as few as 18 months.

Based off the College’s existing Business Administration program, which was structured for traditional students, the Flexible Business program offers a comprehensive selection of courses, resulting in students who graduate with a strong understanding of the most imperative aspects of business, including accounting, business law, management, marketing and more.

“This program was designed to accommodate individuals who are committed to earning a degree but have responsibilities besides academics that may have prevented them from being successful in the past,” said Becky Strathearn, Villa’s director of admissions. “Flexible Business allows Villa Maria to extend its traditional business program to accommodate dedicated students who want to better themselves but simply cannot stop what they are doing to attend classes in the middle of the day. Students enrolled in the Flexible Business program can count on receiving the same student-centered and supportive education offered to our traditional students. The only differentiating factor is class time.”

Career options for business majors are promising. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts growth rates for business jobs will increase up to 23% through 2026.

Applications for the program’s inaugural cohort are now being accepted. Classes will begin in August 2019 in conjunction with the College’s Fall 2019 semester. For more information, visit