Business Administration - Accelerated Option, B.S. - Continuing & Global Education


Department of Finance and Business Law

Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (ABBA) Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelor’s in Business Administration (ABBA) provides students with an opportunity to complete the last two years of their degree within 15 months. The ABBA program was designed as a Special Option with focus on general knowledge in Business Administration. The courses are taught in a cohort format on the Fresno State and Visalia Campus (students go through all the courses with the same group of students from start to finish) on two weekday evenings with additional alternate Saturdays. Due to the nature of this program, seating is limited. The highlights of the program are listed below:

  • classes guaranteed to be available
  • cohort model, with online and face-to-face courses
  • not subject to any fee increases throughout the program
  • courses taught by distinguished Craig School of Business faculty
  • work and complete the degree at the same time (night and weekend classes)
  • financial aid is available for those who qualify

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The faculty comprises more than 20 full-time and part-time individuals who have outstanding reputations in both business and education. All full-time members of the department have earned an appropriate doctoral degree and many of them have gained national reputations for their scholarship. The faculty is extremely active in research and textbook writing as well as in working with the business community. A wide range of approaches are used in teaching the many different courses offered by the department. These include computer simulations, team projects, community projects, laboratory research, group discussions, collaborative work groups, case studies, internships, and foreign studies programs. The broad background of the faculty members and their strong commitment to business education assures students of a challenging and rewarding course of study.

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