Promise Yourself a Brighter Future
Completing a professional degree is a proven way to increase your potential in the workplace and to enhance your life satisfaction. At Quincy University, we understand the personal commitment you invest in your degree and the sacrifices you willingly make to reach your goals.
That's why we designed the Professional Studies program in Business Administration with your needs and requirements in mind—so that "future perfect" doesn't have to mean "present tense."
The program enables students to maintain the other commitments in their lives by providing online accelerated courses. Each semester consists of two eight-week sessions in which students typically complete two classes per session.
Students meet the requirements of full-time status through focused and concentrated study. In this nonresidential program, expert instructors draw upon the life and professional experiences of participants to create a dynamic and supportive learning community.
Your First Step Sets the Pace
Acting on your plans for the future is a major move, and you don't want to be slowed down by red tape or unanswered questions. That's why we've streamlined our transfer process to show you where you stand and to help you forge a clear path to your destination.
At Quincy University, we know that your previous academic work is valuable—and so is your time. We make academic information—including our complete catalog— available to you 24/7 on our website. Our Early Transcript Evaluation program matches your record to our curricula to give you a simple yet detailed timeline for completing a degree at QU.
Completing Your Journey
At QU, we help you to build on the foundation you have established in meeting the criteria for admission to the Professional Studies program:
- A minimum age of 24 years with 7 or more years since high school graduation.
- Completion of an applicable associate degree program or 60 transferable credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
To earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration, you'll add coursework to total a minimum graduation requirement of 124 credit hours, including six credit hours of theology or religion courses.
That total may include Credit for Academically Related Experience (CARE), which reflects achievement of learning objectives through practical or professional activities and accomplishments. Your advisor will guide you in applying for CARE and in selecting the courses that will complement your major field of study.
Explore the World of Business
The Professional Studies Business Administration curriculum is designed to be completed in two years and to provide a broad understanding of the contemporary marketplace. Challenging courses in economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, law, and human resources will introduce you to current issues and strategies. Teachers and advisors who are experts in their fields will help you to apply your talents and expand your thinking.
At every stage of your study, teachers and advisors who are experts in their fields will help you to apply your talents and expand your thinking.
Supporting Academic Excellence
Quincy University's commitment to individualized education isn't limited to your classroom or online coursework. As you challenge yourself to tackle demanding courses, you'll want to put the experts on your team. The extensive databases and journals maintained by the Brenner Library—plus the research expertise of professional librarians—are available to you online or in person. In addition, the Learning Resource Center (LRC) can help you tap a wealth of short- and long-term resources tailored to your specific needs, interests, and learning style.
The staff of the LRC will guide you in choosing the programs, technology, and materials to resolve a question, simplify a puzzling project, or support you as you reach for your personal best. You may find the answers you need during a single consultation, or you may decide to be part of an extended program or study group.
All resources and services of the Learning Resource Center are available to QU students at no additional charge. The center's schedule is designed to fit the patterns of peak need throughout the semester.