This intensive and immersive program is unique in that it provides years three and four of a conventional four-year business degree in 12 months. The total on-campus attendance is approximately 45 weeks. The on-campus BCom program isn't about getting a degree fast but intensifying and accelerating the learning experience so that students can make their entrepreneurial impact sooner. Ambitious learners can approach this program like a business incubator/accelerator.
The calendar year is organized on a quarterly basis with each quarter approximately 9 weeks long. The on-campus BCom program begins online with a required one-week preparation course, Bridge to BCom, and the first two of four weeks of Foundational Business Skills (FBS). The FBS course is designed to equip learners with the critical thinking, problem-solving, communications, and team-work skills that will set students up for success throughout the program and beyond.
Between each quarter, students participate in an Applied Business Challenge (ABC). ABCs are one week intensive hands-on learning experiences designed to integrate and apply BCom courses and learning. Students are exposed to various methodologies, tools, and approaches that enable them to creatively identify and solve real-world business challenges under time and resource constraints. Activities may include immersive case studies, live client engagements, and business boot-camps.
The BCom culminates in the Capstone Project in the final quarter. The Capstone integrates learning derived from all courses in the program and results in a professional presentation to a panel of industry experts and the development of a comprehensive business plan for a new venture or a client organization.