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Get ahead in your career faster.

Management professionals organize, plan, and lead people and activities within an organization. Working closely with their team, a manager assigns work, ensures the team has appropriate resources, skills, and training, and keeps them motivated. It’s challenging work that requires effective problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • Can I take classes without a high school diploma or GED?
    If you haven't earned a diploma or a GED certificate, you may be able to take classes at Baker College. We will ask you to take placement tests to ensure you have the foundation of knowledge you need to successully complete college-level studies. Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more about our placement testing and admissions policy. Note: This does not apply to online students; for Baker Online, a diploma or GED certificate is required.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?

    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?

    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

Program Availability

Program availability varies by campus. Please contact the Admissions Department on your campus to learn more.

General Requirements

A general education core is required for all Associate and Bachelor degrees. All graduates must meet the general education requirements established by each academic program.

College Success Online (COL112) is required for all first-time undergraduate freshmen and all online students enrolled in a certificate or degree program. This course will inform students of campus services, policies and procedures, and address learning styles and study strategies.

Many of the courses and programs at Baker College are offered in an online delivery format. See Online Programs. Contact your campus Academic / Administrative Office for details about online courses.

An Introduction to Your Life at Baker College

The Academic Welcome Experience provides students with a smooth and helpful transition to college life. Students will become familiar with campus life, academic requirements, student expectations, learning environments, and the many services and resources available to them. It is also an important time for forming relationships and connections with fellow students, program advisors, and other members of the Baker College community.

Throughout the Academic Welcome Experience, students participate in a wide array of academic, intellectual, social, and professional experiences available at Baker College. Students connect with their advisors and participate in informational sessions aimed toward exploring career opportunities, networking with professionals in their fields, and sharing program information.

Getting Started

There’s a lot you can learn about Baker College here on the Web, but talking with an admissions advisor will help you get a better understanding of everything we offer. Contact us to request more information, schedule a visit to the campus nearest you, or get started by applying online.

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Business Administration – Accelerated Program

Achieve your personal and professional goals.

Get ahead in your career faster.

Management professionals organize, plan, and lead people and activities within an organization. Working closely with their team, a manager assigns work, ensures the team has appropriate resources, skills, and training, and keeps them motivated. It’s challenging work that requires effective problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills.

Career Facts

$97,730

Median salary for General and Operations Managers

9%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$102,780

Median salary for Human Resources Manager

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Overview

Overview

Whether you’ve earned an associate degree or an assortment of college credits, Baker College can consolidate your transcripts—and turn work experience into credits—toward a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.

This program is designed for the transfer student, military servicemember, or working professional and combines core coursework with experiential credit to provide a contemporary business degree for today’s business environment. Elective credit requirement may be satisfied through portfolio, transfer credit, or additional coursework.

This program is designed to help you earn a bachelor degree as quickly and conveniently as possible. Transfer in up to 132 hours of credit in any combination of General Education, Electives, and Core Competencies. Classes are available at all twelve of our Michigan locations and can be completed on-campus, online, or a combination of both.

Course Information

Course Information

Baker’s Accelerated Bachelor of Business degree program is specially designed for transfer students, military servicemembers, and working professionals who want to earn a bachelor degree as quickly as possible, giving you skills you’ll use throughout your professional career.

At Baker, you can consolidate your college and experiential credits—whether you have an associate degree, an assortment of college credits, full-time work, or military experience—and apply it all toward your bachelor degree. Transfer up to 132 credit hours in any combination of General Education, Elective, and Core Competencies.

Classes can be completed on-campus, online, or a combination of both. When you graduate, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and practical experience that will open doors to many career opportunities.

Approved Credit132 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

Elective

60 Quarter Hours
Transfer/Work/Military Credits 60

GenEd

72 Quarter Hours
Transfer/Work/Military Credits 72
Required Core Competencies24 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

ACC 100

4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credits in accounting.

Accounting Elective 4

ECN 100

4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in economics.

Economics Elective 4

FIN 100

4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in finance.

Finance Elective 4

LAW 100

4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in law.

Law Elective 4

MGT 100

4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in management.

Management Elective 4

MKT 100

4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in marketing.

Marketing Elective 4
Business Administration – Accelerated Program Major24 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

BUS 401

6 Quarter Hours

Analyzes the firm as it expands globally. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and utilization of diversity and ethics in the development, operation and international expansion of the firm. Multicultural work environments, employment and labor issues, domestic and international law, global marketing, trade and finance will be examined. This course is exclusive to the Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration degree programs.

Prerequisite(s):
24 Credits Hours in REQUIRED COURSES, Junior status.
International Business 6

BUS 421

6 Quarter Hours

Covers the role of the marketing function in organizational operations with an emphasis on product/service promotion, placement, and pricing. Various marketing strategies will be evaluated. This course is exclusive to the Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration degree program.

Marketing Management 6

BUS 431

6 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the strategy function of senior management and the establishment of the organizational mission, strategy, goals, objectives and plan of implementation and evaluation. This course is exclusive to the Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration degree program.

Management Strategy 6

HRM 401R

6 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to employment law and labor law for a non-legal professional in human resource management and labor relations. An emphasis will be placed on employment, labor, and social issues in the work environment. This course is exclusive to the Accelerated Bachelor of Business Leadership program.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 312R, WRI 312R
Human Resources and Employment Law 6
Quarter Hours Required for Graduation 180
Program Description

Program Description

Turn previous college credits and work experience into a bachelor degree—in just one to two years. Whether you’ve earned an associate degree or an assortment of college credits, Baker College can consolidate your transcripts—and turn work experience into credits—toward a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.

This program is designed for the transfer student, military servicemember, or working professional and combines core coursework with experiential credit to provide a contemporary business degree for today’s business environment. Elective credit requirement may be satisfied through portfolio, transfer credit, or additional coursework.

This program is designed to help you earn a bachelor degree as quickly and conveniently as possible. Transfer in up to 132 hours of credit in any combination of General Education, Electives, and Core Competencies. Classes are available at all twelve of our Michigan locations and can be completed on-campus, online, or a combination of both.

Approved Credit (72 Gen ED & 60 Elective Credit)

Accreditation

Accreditation

External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.

Baker College has received specialized accreditation for it’s business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas. Web address: http://www.iacbe.org/.

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

View Bachelor degree level IACBE Outcomes and Reports.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

The programs listed below denote undergraduate programs that have received specialized accreditation through the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas. Graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency through meeting the following set of outcomes:

  • Knowledge of the introductory concept of accounting, economics, management, and marketing.
  • Knowledge of the functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance, and management.
  • Knowledge of the legal, social, and economic environments of business.
  • Knowledge of the global environment of business.
  • Knowledge of the ethical obligations and responsibilities of business.
  • The ability to communicate effectively.
  • The ability to apply knowledge of business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.

The following business programs are accredited by the IACBE:

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration — Accelerated Program
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing

For further information, please contact Cindy Gansen, System Director for Business Administration at cindy.gansen@baker.edu or (810) 766-2286.

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FAQ's

  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • Can I take classes without a high school diploma or GED?
    If you haven't earned a diploma or a GED certificate, you may be able to take classes at Baker College. We will ask you to take placement tests to ensure you have the foundation of knowledge you need to successully complete college-level studies. Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more about our placement testing and admissions policy. Note: This does not apply to online students; for Baker Online, a diploma or GED certificate is required.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?

    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?

    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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Baker got me my job. They worked with me every step of the way.

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