Bachelor’s Degree in Business / 3-Year Track

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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 to Earn Your Business Degree in Three Years?

If you are goal-oriented, highly motivated and able to handle a more compressed schedule, a 3-year accelerated program is for you. Graduating in three years saves money and allows you move quickly into the workforce or into a graduate program. You’ll work hard, taking classes during summer and winter sessions, but the rewards will make it worth it.

Why Choose the Business Three-Year Track at Adelphi University in New York?

  • You’ll save 25% on tuition and take winter and cover up to 6 credits in 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 fast-track business program—including internships and business competitions in the New York area, club leadership opportunities and study abroad.

  • 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 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 an MBA, MS in Business Analytics, MS in Supply Chain Management or MS in Professional Accounting (3-year track Accounting majors only), 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.

$80,090* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022
the average annual salary of our 2022 baccalaureate graduates—that’s 29% higher than the national average
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022

I chose Adelphi’s three-year business track for its innovative Business School, dedicated faculty, and abundant resources. With perks like early graduation and career-focused networking events, I’m on the path to success.

Monish Churaman Finance Major

Program Info

The accelerated 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 plus 0 credit course) Fall (5 courses) Fall (5/6 courses plus 0 credit course)
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.

Application Requirements

You will need:

  • A high school diploma with a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or above
  • 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.

This program is geared toward 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. Enrollment to the accelerated 3-year business program is limited, and qualified candidates may be invited to interview for acceptance.

Matriculation into the Accelerated 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration only occurs for first-year applicants and in Fall semesters. The priority admissions deadline for the program is January 15.

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