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BA Degree Completion

Two adult students, one male, one female

This bachelor's degree completion program in business administration offers a practical curriculum in functional areas such as technology, project management, marketing and operations. The professors at DePaul's School of Continuing and Professional Studies are leaders in their fields and are committed to teaching and mentoring adult students. With our dedicated adult student advisors, you'll have the road map and resources you'll need to succeed — during your studies and after graduation.

In the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies with a major in Business Administration (BAPS) program, you will take classes with other adult students. Students typically take two courses per quarter, which is a part-time schedule. With guidance from your academic advisor, you may choose to take additional courses during one or more terms. The number of courses you transfer and the amount of credit hours taken each quarter will determine the length of the program. Students with an associate's degree typically finish their degree in about two years.

  • You can accelerate your time to degree completion with transfer credits from other colleges and universities (SCPS has a generous transfer credit policy).
  • You may earn credit for professional and life experience through Prior Learning Assessment.
  • You will work with a dedicated advisor from the start of the program to graduation.
You may take courses online or at DePaul's Loop Campus during the evenings, or a combination of both. All students may choose to finish the degree-completion program online.

Typical courses

  • Career Assessment and Planning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Research Writing
  • Research Methods
  • Project Management
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Active Citizens
  • Professional Communication
  • Liberal Arts in Action
  • Data Analytics
  • Effective Leadership
  • Understanding Risk Management
  • Talent Development
  • Integrative Learning
  • Externship
  • Capstone Project

How to Apply

  • To begin, visit
  • Under the UNDERGRADUATE heading, click Apply under the “Adult" section .
  • On the next screen, click on “Create an account" (or log in if you already have an account) to start a new application.
  • Once your account is created, click “Start New Application," then select the appropriate year, and “Transfer/Adult" from the drop-down menus.
  • Under “Additional Student Information," select the appropriate term you intend to start your program.
  • Under “Cohorts & Partnerships" select “Corporate Partner Cohort"
  • Under "Please select your company from the list below," choose your company
    • If you are applying as a member of a professional organization, choose that organization for your "company."
    • If your company is a member of Bright Horizons/EdAssist, choose your company under the Work Experience section.
    • If you do not see your company's name, please email
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Individuals with international transcripts should contact us for international academic document evaluation requirements. Transcripts may be submitted electronically by your college or university to or mailed to the address below:
    DePaul University,
    Office of Admission
    1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60604
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