Now offered at the new King of Prussia Campus and fully online.
Admission | Transfer Credit | Requirements | Tuition | Accreditation
About the Professional Business Program
The Arcadia School of Global Business in conjunction with Arcadia's School of Continuing Studies offers the Professional Business Program for working professionals looking to complete their undergraduate degree, advance in their careers and compete in the global workforce.
The curriculum provides educational experiences to upgrade the skills that adapt and respond to the complexity of today's global business markets. Focusing on the development of socially responsible decision makers, the comprehensive curriculum emphasizes experiential learning and commitment to ethical and sustainable business practices.
Recognizing the importance of work-life balance for each student, courses are accelerated with fully online or evening option at the King of Prussia campus. Dedicated program coaches work with you to develop a flexible schedule and program plan to help you meet your career goals.
All courses in the business curriculum (BA and EC) are offered in a 7 week accelerated format. Students may select any course as fully online or meet one evening a week at the King of Prussia campus from 6-9:30 p.m.
Community College Associate's degree graduates, and/or transfer/returning students who have completed credits towards a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply to this program. Students entering the Professional Business Program must enter the program with at least sophomore standing (28 or more credits). A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required (students with a 2.00-2.49 GPA may be reviewed). Students may apply for admission for any academic semester. Students will submit an:
- Arcadia University undergraduate application
- Official transcript from each college/university attended
Transfer and Credit Evaluation
Arcadia University will accept up to 75 credits from regionally accredited two-year institutions and up to 90 credits from regionally accredited four-year institutions.
Transfer credit is granted for college-level work completed at another accredited institution if the course content is comparable to that offered at Arcadia University or appropriate for the degree program.
Credit will not be granted for courses in which grades below "C-" are earned.
Students may be required to take a placement examination in Mathematics and/or Arcadia University Writing Inventory for English composition.
Assignment or exemption for English composition is determined by performance on the Arcadia University Writing Inventory or by a transfer credit evaluation Assignment or exemption for Mathematics is determined by performance on the placement exam or by a transfer credit evaluation
Community College Transfer
Arcadia has core-to-core agreements with Bucks County Community College, Burlington County College, Cecil County Community College, Delaware County Community College, and Montgomery County Community College. Enrollment Management advisers assist students in determining how their existing credits will transfer. Please call 1-877-ARCADIA (877-272-2342) or e-mail the transfer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Other Transfer Options
In addition to core-to-core agreements with community colleges, course credits can be reviewed from other institutions to establish equivalency.The School of Global Business recognizes transfer credit evaluations from professional organizations, such as American Institute of Banking (AIB), American Council on Education, Post-Secondary Organization for Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction (ACE, PONSI), ACT-PEP, and Life Organization Management Association (LOMA).
Undergraduate part-time tuition (11 credits or less per semester) is $580 per credit.
Accreditation and Memberships
Arcadia's School of Global Business programs (Accounting, Business Administration, International Business & Culture, Health Administration, Management Information Systems, Chemistry & Business and MBA) are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
ACBSP Reporting: Click here for data from our most recent Quality Assurance Report filed with ACBSP and other relevant School of Global Business data.
Arcadia is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA).