3-Year Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration

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Earn an undergraduate business degree in just 3 years. Save up to 25% on tuition– and launch your career one year sooner.

Why Choose a Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration?

For highly motivated, goal-oriented students with the ability to handle a more compressed schedule, a 3-year degree program will save students and their families a full year of tuition.  Graduating in three years allows you to move quickly into the workforce, or if you choose, move directly into a graduate degree program.  If you select a three-year program, you can expect to attend classes during summer and winter sessions.

Why Choose the Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree at Adelphi?

  • You’ll save 25% on tuition and take winter and summer courses at no additional charge. Plus you’ll be eligible for Adelphi’s generous financial aid. Altogether, this means exceptional cost savings on your expedited college journey.

  • You will have access to the full Adelphi co-curricular experience – hands-on learning experiences, study abroad, participating in competitions, club leadership opportunities, and many more.

  • Only Adelphi offers the Willumstad Winning Edge program – designed to help you be career-ready by the time you graduate.  You’ll create your résumé, practice your interviewing skills, and get tech credentials like Microsoft Excel certification; you’ll get valuable experience through internships and job shadowing; and you’ll make career connections through our many networking opportunities. You’ll also have your own Edge adviser—in addition to your academic adviser—who will help you create a personalized program geared to your career goals. These benefits are especially helpful to 3-year degree students, who will need to accelerate their career planning.

  • You can major in the subject area that interests you most – accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing.

  • A dedicated advisor will help keep you on track with your studies and coursework.
  • You can take one extra year and earn your master’s degree. In just four years you will have earned your BBA and master’s—enabling you to enter the workforce with top credentials, quickly.

100%* * Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019
of our 2019 business graduates were employed within six months of graduation
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019

Admissions Information

You will need:

  • A high school diploma with a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or above (on a 4 point scale)

  • Evidence of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), honors or college level courses

  • A supplemental 250 word essay on why you want to be in this program and why you are prepared to succeed in it.

Enrollment is limited, and qualified candidates will be invited to interview for acceptance. This program is geared towards high performing students who are well prepared for college, motivated and clear about their goals. Our 3-year program will provide you with a rigorous, challenging and rewarding plan of study.

Apply through Adelphi Admissions.

Program of Study

The 3-year program has all the curriculum requirements as the regular 4-year program, except you take courses over the summer and the winter breaks.  You will start your College experience in the Summer immediately following your high school graduation.

This is how you will complete your bachelor’s degree in 3 years.

Summer Pre-College (1 course*)
Fall (5 courses) Fall (5 courses) Fall (5 courses)
January Intersession (1 course*) January Intersession (1 course) January Intersession (1 course)
Spring (5 courses) Spring (5 courses) Spring (5 courses)
Summer (2 courses*) Summer (2 courses) Summer (1 course)

* May be satisfied by credit(s) from a qualifying college level, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course from high school.


Given the speed of this program, it is important that you remain in good academic standing. That means you will need to obtain the required grades in the courses, semester after semester.

  • Failing a course or needing to repeat a course because of poor grades will delay graduation beyond the 3 years and you may lose the benefit of summer and intersession courses tuition waivers.
  • Failure to meet the minimum grade point average of 3.0 will place you on probation for one semester. If your GPA does not improve, you may be moved to the regular 4-year program.

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