Successful candidates will enter the Bachelor of Business Administration bachelor’s program with at least 30 semester credit hours of college coursework completed or an associate’s degree (AA or AS). Experiential credit, CLEP testing, and Challenge Exams are available to earn nontraditional course credit. Up to 30 credit hours of nontraditional credit may be earned; however, a student’s last 30 semester credit hours must be earned at Cumberland University.
Challenge Exams have been developed for a limited number of 100- and 200-level undergraduate courses. These exams allow students to “test out” of a course and receive college credit on their Cumberland University transcript. Exams are linked to the course learning outcomes and objectives. The school with academic responsibility for the course maintains a file of study materials for these exams. Study materials may be requested upon application to take a Challenge Exam.
Challenge Exams are restricted as follows:
Challenge Exams are currently available for the classes listed below:
BUA 101 Introduction to Business
BUA 251 Business Communications
CIS 170 Introduction to Microcomputers
Upon entry into an online degree program, students are required to take ONL 212 Foundations of Online Learning for 2 credit hours. Students who do not enroll in ONL 212 may be automatically enrolled in their first term to meet this requirement.
The following 13 courses are required as part of the core business curriculum:
A minimum of 4 courses must be taken in 1 of the following concentrations: