General Business

Online BS / MBA Degree from an Accredited Leader in Adult Education


Successful businesses never stop improving themselves. The same goes for successful businesspeople—they're always pushing to get farther ahead.

Go farther and get ahead faster at Excelsior College by earning a Bachelor of Science in Business (General Business) / MBA Dual Degree Track.

Designed for busy adults who are trying to juggle education with work, family, and community commitments, Excelsior's online BS / MBA dual degree program offers:

  • Online business classes that you take where and when your schedule allows.
  • A fast track to graduation, with liberal transfer policies that give you maximum credit for your previous college work.
  • Academic credit for many types of military training and professional development courses.
  • Financial aid and flexible-payment options that lower the cost of a BS / MBA dual degree.
  • Credit by exam to gain credit for subjects you've already mastered.

A Better Way for Working Adults to Earn a BS / MBA

Excelsior stands out among online colleges because we're:

  • nonprofit
  • Accredited
  • Distance-learning pioneers with a 40-year track record of success

Our online BS / MBA business classes are led by experienced faculty from some of the nation's top business schools. You'll come away with an advanced degree that prepares you for a wide range of career options, including:

  • Small business ownership
  • Consulting
  • Executive and managerial positions
  • Nonprofit management
  • Government contracting
  • Public sector leadership positions

Find out about the degree requirements for Excelsior's business BS / MBA degree programs.

As an Excelsior College bachelor's level business graduate, within a few years of graduation, you are expected to:

  1. Apply general and discipline specific concepts and methodologies to identify, analyze and solve business problems.
  2. Demonstrate an individual desire and commitment to remain current with and adaptive to changing business conditions through continuous learning and self-improvement.
  3. Demonstrate independent thinking, function effectively in team-oriented settings, and maintain a high level of performance in a professional business environment.
  4. Communicate effectively in a professional business environment.
  5. Perform ethically and professionally in business and society.
  6. Attain increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in one's chosen career field.

Upon successful completion of the Excelsior College MBA program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Analyze real-world business problems and generate recommendations for action.
  2. Integrate accounting, marketing, finance, management, and economics into a strategic business analysis.
  3. Assess the impact of the global business environment on business situations.
  4. Apply quantitative methods to analysis of business situations.
  5. Perform ethically and professionally in business and society.
  6. Communicate effectively to relevant audiences orally and in written materials.
  7. Collaborate in teams to produce required deliverables.
  8. Apply project management skills to business situations.
  9. Assess the ethical implications of actions for diverse stakeholders.

The BS/MBA program is offered in conjunction with the School of Business & Technology. The dual degree track requires a total of 150 credits. Students achieve graduate status after completion of the 6-credit bridge component. Students receive both their bachelor's and master's degrees after the 150 credits are completed.

See the credit requirements in chart form.


Bachelor of Science in Business, concentration in General Business

Master of Business Administration

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IACBE Specialized Accreditation

Excelsior College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215; 913-631-3009; The IACBE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: Bachelor of Science in Business and Master of Business Administration.

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