This degree is offered in two options: as a 100% online degree, or as an on-campus degree completion program for returning mid-career students.

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On-campus option

The On-campus B.S. in General Business Administration (GBA) is designed for mid-career students returning to college to complete their undergraduate degree. We generally encourage such students to complete a degree in a specific discipline, but recognize that this doesn't suit some mature students. To enroll in the On-campus GBA program, application must meet the following requirements.

  • Must be applying for admission to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and bringing in a minimum of 45 transfer credits completed elsewhere. Must possess significant full-time professional work experience away from college.
  • Must meet the minimum transfer credit requirement and/or be a returning student who has been away from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for five years or more. Those who lack the minimum 45 hours of transfer credit are encouraged to take courses at a Community College (though with no guarantee of admission to the GBA program). 
  • Submit a short essay explaining why you seek the GBA instead of a degree in a specific discipline. The essay should also describe the kinds of upper-level business courses you intend to take.

Internship placements

Internships generally take place in your junior or senior year after you have declared a major. Charlton students have internships in virtually every field of business, as well as healthcare, government and nonprofit organizations.


Study Online

Transfer credits or earn your degree completely online.


Bharatendra Rai

Associate Professor / Chairperson
Decision & Information Sciences
Charlton College of Business 326


UMassD Charlton College of Business is AACSB Accredited

Charlton College of Business is proud to have earned the "gold standard" of business school recognition: accreditation by AACSB International.