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Bachelor's Degree in Management 3+1 Accelerated

How does the program work?

First you will complete the undergraduate curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Management, gaining a solid foundation in the core competencies that are essential for today's global business environment. You'll complete the Common Body of Knowledge courses that address all facets of business along with additional upper level coursework geared specifically toward developing your management skills.

You'll then cap off your experience with the high-value One Year International & Experiential MBA program, designed to yield an advanced understanding of key business principles, the ability to effectively utilize decision processes, in-depth knowledge of functional operations, and most importantly - the ability to work and lead effectively in today's ever-changing business environment.

Degree Requirements

Management Curriculum (120 credit hours)

One Year International & Experiential MBA Curriculum (42 credit hours)

Students in the 3+1 Accelerated Degree Program follow the same undergraduate and graduate curricula as our traditional programs, but proceed at a faster pace. Earning a bachelor's degree of 120 credits in three years requires that students take a minimum of 40 credit hours per year, which may require a combination of on-campus, summer and online courses. Transferred credits will also impact program completion time. AP, IB and dual enrollment credits earned by high school students before graduation are accepted.

Students will need to complete the application for admission to their graduate program of choice at the completion of their second year.

Learning Experience:
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
159 hours
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Management 3+1 Program Details

Do you want to own or manage a company? You know the value of time, and want to use your own effectively. Accelerate your path to success with an aggressive business plan. By combining your BA in Management with the M.B.A., you’re well positioned to climb the ladder to the top - faster.

Specialized Academic Advising

Because the time frame necessary to complete the program will vary depending upon each student's unique circumstances at the time of entry, academic advising is a crucial part of this program. Personalized, one-on-one advising from a dedicated accelerated degree program advisor is one of the hallmarks of this program and ensures that students stay on track for timely progress to graduation.

Eligibility Requirements

Students who meet the requirements for the Saint Leo University Honors Program or are already in the program are eligible for admission into the 3+1 Accelerated Degree Program. Honors Program eligibility requirements are:

First-Year Students

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • SAT (CR+M) of 1270 or higher or
  • ACT of 26 or higher

Transfer Students

  • AA or AS degree
  • GPA of 3.75 or higher

Students whose credentials fall just below the minimum eligibility requirements and are interested in being considered by the Admissions Committee for admission into a 3+1 Accelerated Degree Program should alert their Saint Leo admission counselor.

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Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your Management 3+1 degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Are education centers near you offering Management 3+1 degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?


    The inaugural Executive Advisory Council to the School of Business includes distinguished members from Ernst & Young, Tribridge, T. Rowe Price Services, Newport News Shipbuilding, Tech Data Corporation and Catalina Services.


    School of Business students have interned at AAA, Home Shopping Network, TECO Energy, Quest Corporation of America and all branches of the military.

    Study abroad

    Prepare for a global economy. Saint Leo maintains partnerships with more than a dozen international universities and offers over a hundred opportunities through partner agencies.


    Join the local chapter of the American Management Association (AMA). Outstanding students may be invited to join Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management and administration.

    Competitions and conferences

    Test your entrepreneurial drive in Saint Leo’s Annual Business Plan Competition, or compete in the worldwide GLO-BUS Business Strategy Competition. Join Phi Beta Lambda and compete at its District, State and National Leadership Conferences. Prepare a research paper under the guidance of a faculty member and present it at a national conference or Saint Leo’s own International Business Conference.

College of Business

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  • Saint Leo University’s Donald R. Tapia College of Business provides a values-centered education that develops tomorrow’s business leaders. Our students create a personal legacy of character and integrity, developing into responsible global citizens ready to contribute to society across numerous fields. As the largest Catholic business College in the U.S., students find flexible degree program options at University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.

    From associate to doctoral offerings, our accredited degree programs infuse student-centered teaching, future-paced research, entrepreneurial leadership, and professional networking opportunities. Students publish papers in esteemed academic journals, present original research at national conferences, and travel around the world to learn about the complexities of overseas markets. Faculty bring decades of practical experience to the coursework, ensuring students are on the cutting edge of their desired field to achieve career success.

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