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Undergraduate programs

Bachelor of Business

Discover the flexibility and opportunities offered by Cedar Mountains University’s flagship undergraduate program, the Bachelor of Business.

This comprehensive degree is typically completed over four years, providing students with a solid foundation in business principles and practices.

However, we understand that every student’s journey is unique, which is why we offer multiple entry and exit points throughout the program.

Students can earn Professional Certificates, a one-year Diploma, or a two-year Associate Degree, allowing them to tailor their education to their specific needs and goals.

For those with significant professional experience looking to fast-track their way to an MBA, we also offer a condensed one-year Bachelor of Business program.

With our Bachelor of Business, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and adaptability needed to succeed in today’s dynamic business world.

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Key information

eligibility

A high school diploma or equivalent.

As an alternative, applicants with a minimum of five years of relevant, full-time work experience in a field related to their intended area of study may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency.

Requirements

Bachelor of Business – 120 credits (4 years full-time)

Associate Degree in Business – 60 credits (2 years full-time)

Diploma of Business – 30 credits (1 year full-time)

Professional Certificate – 2 credits (1 term part-time)

Bachelor of Business students require a Grade Point Average of 2.0 (“C” average) to graduate.

A minimum of 50% of courses must be upper division (300-400 series course prefix).

Up to 16 credits can be taken from Masters level courses (500 series course prefix) and, if eligible, credited to a Masters degree.

Course credits

At Cedar Mountains University, we’ve designed our courses to be more focused and efficient than traditional college classes. 

While most university courses are worth three (3) semester credit hours, ours are typically worth two (2). 

This means you can learn a broader range of subjects without any unnecessary filler content.

We believe in a streamlined curriculum that covers the essential skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your career, as well as carefully curated electives to help you build a well-rounded skill set. 

By cutting out the fluff, we can offer a more diverse range of courses, allowing you to tailor your education to your specific goals and interests.

Our focused approach to learning ensures that every moment you spend studying is valuable and relevant to your future success. 

 

Prior learning assessment

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a process that enables you to earn college credit for the knowledge and skills you have gained outside of the traditional classroom setting.

This learning may come from work experience, professional training, military service, independent study, or other life experiences.

PLA recognizes and validates this learning, awarding college credit when it is equivalent to what would be taught in a college course, ultimately helping you save time and money by reducing the number of courses you need to take to earn your degree.

Up to 90 credits toward the Bachelor of Business (75%) can be earned through Cedar Mountains University’s prior learning assessment.

Contact a student concierge to learn more.

What you’ll learn

Our Bachelor of Business introduces the key areas you need to succeed in business today.

You’ll study topics like accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations, entrepreneurship, and business ethics.

The program also looks at global business issues and how to use data to make smart decisions.

More importantly, you’ll gain essential skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and working well in a team.

We’ll also teach you how to properly exploit the full potential of AI in your education and career.

The degree balances business theory with hands-on practice to get you ready for a great career in many different business fields.

How you’ll learn

At Cedar Mountains University, we believe in the power of the 70:20:10 rule of learning, which states that 70% of learning comes from hands-on experience, 20% from social interaction and feedback, and 10% from formal training.

10% – Each course in our Bachelor of Business program starts with a solid foundation of business theory in lectures and readings.

20% – Then, you’ll discuss the concepts and how they apply to real businesses in one-on-one sessions with your professor, similar to the famous Oxford and Cambridge tutorial system.

70% – Finally, you’ll put your knowledge to work on a real project, where you’ll research and prepare a report, give a presentation, and defend your ideas.

This powerful combination of theory, discussion, and real-world application ensures that you not only grasp the concepts but also develop the practical skills and confidence needed to excel in your future business career.

How we’ll help

At Cedar Mountains University, we’ve reimagined the assessment process.

Unlike traditional assessment methods, where students receive a one-time grade with limited feedback and no chance to improve, our approach is designed to enable continuous learning and improvement.

With no set course deadlines, you can submit draft assignments as soon as you’re ready to receive detailed feedback from your professors, highlighting areas of strength and opportunities for growth.

You’ll then have the chance to revise and resubmit your work an unlimited number of times in the term, allowing you to learn from your mistakes, refine your understanding of the material, and ultimately produce higher-quality work.

This iterative process is invaluable for all students, regardless of their background or prior knowledge.

By providing ongoing feedback and the opportunity to revise, we create a supportive environment that promotes deep learning, skill mastery, and the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills that are highly valued by employers.

Our revolutionary approach to assessment ensures every student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and graduate with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to succeed in their chosen careers.

Who will teach you

At Cedar Mountains University, our faculty bring a unique blend of academic expertise and real-world experience to the classroom.

Each professor holds advanced degrees in their field and has a minimum of 10 years of leadership experience in the subjects they teach.

What sets our faculty apart is that many of them continue to work in high-level positions within their industries while teaching part-time.

This means you’ll be learning from professionals who are actively engaged in the business world, bringing fresh insights and practical knowledge to every lesson.

They’ll share real-life case studies, industry best practices, and personal experiences to enrich your learning and help you understand how the theories you learn in class apply to actual business situations.

With our faculty’s unique combination of academic credentials and professional accomplishments, you’ll receive a well-rounded education that prepares you for the challenges and opportunities of the modern business landscape.

How WE grade you

Traditional universities often rely on grading curves, which compare students’ performance against their peers.

At Cedar Mountains University, we take a different approach.

We focus on your individual growth and mastery of the subject matter, providing personalized support to help you achieve your full potential.

Our iterative learning model allows you to improve your work and raise your grade throughout the term.

If you start with a C, you’ll have multiple opportunities to revise and resubmit your assignments, gradually progressing to a B or even an A.

We expect our professors to be invested in your success, working closely with you to provide feedback and guidance.

If a class ends with most students receiving B’s and C’s, we see that as a sign that the professor hasn’t done enough to support each student’s learning journey.

At Cedar Mountains University, our goal is to help every student maximize their potential and achieve the highest level of mastery they’re capable of.

When you’ll study

At Cedar Mountains University, we offer 12-week terms, and you get access to all the course materials on the first day.

There are no set due dates for assignments, and you can submit your work and finish the course whenever you’re ready in that span.

We also prioritize your convenience by eliminating set class times, allowing you to learn whenever it suits you best and access support when you need it most.

With a new term starting every Monday, you can maximize your study time and progress through the material at a pace that works for you.

Where you’ll study

We understand that finding time to study can be challenging amidst the demands of a busy life.

That’s why we’ve designed our courses with your lifestyle in mind, prioritizing mobile-first learning and bite-sized content.

Our agile micro-learning approach allows you to fit learning into your day whenever you have a few spare moments.

Whether you’re enjoying your morning coffee, taking a lunch break at work, or winding down before bed, you can easily access engaging and interactive course materials right from your smartphone.

By breaking down complex topics into manageable, bite-sized lessons, we make it easy for you to learn at your own pace and make the most of every study session.

Our mobile-first design ensures that you can enjoy a seamless learning experience no matter where you are or what device you’re using.

What you’ll gain

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, success requires more than just academic knowledge.

Employers are seeking candidates who possess a diverse set of skills that go beyond traditional book smarts.

The modern business world demands professionals who can think critically and creatively, solve complex problems, communicate effectively, collaborate with others, and adapt to change.

These 21st-century skills are essential for navigating the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.

At Cedar Mountains University, our Bachelor of Business program is designed to equip you with the employability outcomes that will set you apart in the job market.

Through our innovative curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and focus on personal and professional development, you’ll graduate with a well-rounded skill set that includes:

Critical and creative thinking: You’ll learn to analyze complex business issues, evaluate evidence, and generate innovative solutions by thinking outside the box.

Problem-solving: You’ll develop the ability to break down complex problems, identify key issues, and develop effective strategies for resolution.

Communication and collaboration: You’ll learn to articulate your ideas clearly, listen actively, and work effectively in diverse teams.

Digital literacy: You’ll gain hands-on experience with the latest business technologies and learn to leverage data and digital tools for strategic advantage.

Entrepreneurial mindset: You’ll cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit, learning to identify opportunities, take calculated risks, and innovate in the face of change.

Global perspective: You’ll develop an understanding of the global business environment and the skills needed to work effectively across cultures and borders.

Adaptability and resilience: You’ll learn to embrace change, persevere through challenges, and continuously learn and grow throughout your career.

By focusing on these 21st-century skills and employability outcomes, our Bachelor of Business program prepares you not just for your first job, but for a lifetime of success in the modern business world.

You’ll graduate with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take on any challenge and thrive in your chosen career, as employers seek candidates who can bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the table.

How much it costs

Cost per credit

  •  US$750

Cost per course (2 credits)

  • US$1,500

Typical cost per degree

  • Bachelor of Business – $90,000
  • Associate Degree in Business – $45,000
  • Diploma of Business – $12,000
  • Professional Certificate – $1,500

Interest free payment plans are available as an alternative to student loans.

Contact us for more information.

Have a question?

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