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Adult Business Programs Expand at Bethel

Two new bachelor’s degrees in business for adult undergraduates will start this year: accounting and finance.

Adult students now have more opportunities to begin or advance their business careers through two new programs at Bethel's College of Adult & Professional Studies (CAPS).

The first of the new programs began in fall 2015 with the B.S. in Accounting degree. A B.S. in Finance will follow in spring 2016.

"The College of Adult & Professional Studies has had its flagship business management program for almost 25 years," says Molly Wickam, associate professor and program director. "We are now broadening the types and number of business programs we are offering, and that is really exciting. While the business management program is a great generalist degree for managers, the new programs are more focused on specific business functions. All of the programs will prepare graduates to work in for-profit and nonprofit organizations in a wide-variety of industries."

B.S. in Accounting

Bethel's new accounting program involves higher levels of math, problem-solving, analytics, and other quantitative components. It goes beyond simply numbers to give students quality business skills and knowledge.

B.S. in Finance

This program will provide a foundation in business knowledge so that graduates will be prepared to solve finance-related business problems for a wide variety of organizations. The finance degree, like accounting, is a quantitative business degree for students who enjoy math, spreadsheets, and analytics.

"Both of these programs offer specific skills that will help students be more marketable in fields that are projected to grow for the next 8 to 10 years," says Vickie Bakken, admissions director for the CAPS and Graduate Schools. "As a Christian university, we prepare students to handle difficult ethical situations that may arise while holding them to the high level of academic excellence that employers have come to expect from Bethel graduates."

Contact admissions with questions about CAPS business programs or any of the several other program options.


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