3-Year Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration

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Earn an undergraduate business degree in just 3 years. Learn about Adelphi University’s accelerated undergraduate business program today!

3-Year Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration

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

Why Choose an Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration?

For highly motivated, goal-oriented students with the ability to handle a more compressed schedule, a 3-year accelerated business degree program will save 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.  You’ll work hard, taking classes during summer and winter sessions, but the rewards are great in a three-year fast-track business degree program.

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 as part of your accelerated business degree program – including hands-on learning experiences, study abroad, business competitions, and club leadership opportunities.

  • You’ll also benefit from Adelphi’s unique 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 business administration degree students, who will need to accelerate their career planning.

  • Your Edge adviser will also help you can tailor your accelerated business degree program to major in the subject area that interests you most – accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing – and stay on track with all your studies and coursework.

  • And if you’re interested in earning your MBA, you’ll be able to do that in one additional year. 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 to the accelerated 3-year business program 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 fast-track program will provide you with a rigorous, challenging and rewarding plan of study.

Matriculation into the Accelerated 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration only occurs in Fall semesters.  The admissions deadline for the program is February 1st.

Apply through Adelphi Admissions

Program of Study

The accelerated business administration degree program has all the curriculum requirements as the regular 4-year program,   You will start your college experience in the summer immediately following your high school graduation, and take classes in the following summer winter breaks.

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

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Summer Pre-College (1 course*)
Fall (5 courses) Fall (5 courses) Fall (5/6 courses)
January Intersession (1 course*) January Intersession (1 course) January Intersession (1 course)
Spring (5 courses) Spring (5 courses) Spring (5/6 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 three 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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