SCC Launches New 4-Year Business Administration Bachelor's Degree Program

Monday, May 8, 2023
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Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is proud to announce the launch of its new Bachelor of Business Administration—Management degree (BBA-Management), starting Fall 2025 pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The new program provides students with an affordable, accessible, and flexible pathway to achieving their degree while pursuing the many opportunities offered by a business education. This program is the first 4-year degree offered directly by SCC.

"We are excited to launch the first of our bachelor's degree offerings with this new program for students who want to pursue a career in management and business administration," says SCC President Eric Leshinskie. "By eliminating the barriers to entry for this field, we hope more students can obtain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's fast-paced and competitive business environment."

SCC’s bachelor’s program brings several unique advantages that make it more accessible than similar programs offered by other higher education institutions. For instance, SCC’s BBA-Management degree program will not have the same strict GPA and ACT requirements as other programs, creating more opportunities for a greater number of potential students. Furthermore, the traditional theoretical math course required by other business bachelor’s programs has been replaced with applied business mathematics and computations.

"The Bachelor of Business Administration—Management program is designed with an eye on real-world applicability," says Sue Sandblom, Business Chair at SCC. "Our curriculum is designed to partner with local companies and focus on real-life scenarios so that when students complete their degree, they have a wealth of practical knowledge and experience.”

The BBA-Management program is significantly more affordable than many other options. Lower-level classes, part of traditional associate degree requirements, are only $97 per credit hour (Arizona residents). For the more advanced classes, part of the bachelor’s curriculum, tuition is only $145.50 per credit hour (Arizona residents).

Many individuals in the area already have college credits in other fields but have not yet completed a degree for a variety of reasons. This program is poised to provide an on-ramp for them to apply previously achieved credits into a meaningful bachelor’s degree path that aligns with industry needs.

“Our goal is to design the program so that if someone already has college credits or even an associate degree, they can transfer those credits into this pathway and achieve their dreams of attaining a 4-year college degree without losing more time or money,” says Sandblom. “This also allows students to re-enter the workforce or even re-career upon completion of the degree with an advantage.”

Classes for SCC’s BBA-Management program begin with the Fall 2025 semester, pending HLC approval. Students can start working on their introductory and general education courses now in preparation for the Fall 2025 start.