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A Guide to Your USF Online Education

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Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree in Business Online from the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne

In as few as 21 months, you can earn your bachelor’s in business through USF’s degree completion program. You must have at least 24 transferable credits to be eligible for this program, and you can transfer up to 90 credits total—the more credits you have, the sooner you can finish.

By taking 100% online courses in a variety of fundamental topics, you’ll graduate prepared to pursue positions in any business.

Founded in 1890, the University of Saint Francis has always been guided by Franciscan values. We believe our graduates can have a profound impact as they foster peace and justice in their workplace and serve society.

We’ve structured the bachelor’s in business degree completion program to help you balance life and school obligations. USF’s online Virtual Campus has up to six start dates during the year, and courses are offered in short eight-week sessions.

Graduates of the Bachelor’s in Business Degree Completion Program are Prepared to:

  • Demonstrate understanding in Common Professional Competencies (CPCs), which include accounting, economics, ethics, finance, global dimensions of business, information systems, law, management, marketing, and quantitative techniques/statistics
  • Take on and complete increasingly complex assignments with a wide array of applicable business skills
  • Build a solid foundation of ethics to improve decision-making and advocate for fairness in the workplace
  • Complete assigned tasks with confidence, having tackled real-world challenges as a student

Why Choose USF for Your Online Bachelor’s in Business?

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Complete in Less Than Two Years

21 months with transfer credits (you must have at least 24 credits to be eligible for the program)

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Values-Based Curriculum

Coursework promotes ethical thinking, applies Franciscan values to business, and encourages entrepreneurial thinking

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Accredited

HLC-NCA Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

$475 per credit

(2019–2020 academic year)

Save time—and money—through transfer credits and financial aid.

Find out what you're eligible for.
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Potential Careers

  • Accountant/auditor
  • Budget analyst
  • Compensation specialist
  • Financial analyst
  • Labor relations specialist

National Median Salary

Business and Financial Occupations

$67,710

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected New Jobs

Business and Financial Occupations

773,800

Projected growth from 2016–2026
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018


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Meet Your Dean

Dr. Robert Lee
Dean of the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership

Dr. Lee joined USF in 2009 after having served 10 years as Treasurer of Allen County, Indiana. During his time in office, he applied new technologies and modern treasury management techniques to increase productivity and generate record-level interest income for the county. Dr. Lee brings that modern mindset to his efforts at USF, ensuring USF equips each student with future-focused skills to meet the business needs of today and tomorrow.

In 2016, Dr. Lee earned his Ph.D. in business administration with a specialization in advanced accounting from Northcentral University. He also holds an MBA and a bachelor of science degree in finance with a concentration in insurance from Ball State University.


Bachelor’s in Business Program at a Glance

Core Courses

In the 39-credit business curriculum, you’ll take the following courses:

  • Business Communications
  • Business Law
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Strategy
  • Experiential Learning
  • Franciscan Values and Business Ethics
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Managerial Finance
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Survey of Accounting
  • Survey of Economics

Support Services at the University of Saint Francis Help Online Students Like You

Dedicated Success Coach

Each online student at the University of Saint Francis is assigned an experienced success coach. Your coach can assist you with resources to complete class projects, help you get in touch with instructors and staff, and connect you with career services.

SmarThinking Tutoring Service

Need a little extra help? SmarThinking is accessible online and offers video tutorials 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live tutoring or writing sessions are available for any degree program every Sunday through Thursday.

USF Mentoring Program

Find and connect with a USF alumnus and receive one-on-one mentoring in your career or program. Create your profile, get matched, schedule meeting times and attend training workshops. The program is free and completely online.

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Our curriculum will challenge and inspire you with its blend of knowledge, experience, entrepreneurial thinking and ethics within the Catholic and Franciscan traditions of the University.”

—Dr. Robert Lee, Dean of the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership

Gain the skills needed to succeed in the business world

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