Online Diploma-to-Degree Program in Business Administration


Students who have graduated from any Canadian Public Community College may now apply to enroll in a Diploma-to-Degree program, completely online. Husson University in Maine has developed – in cooperation with Canadian Public Community Colleges and the University of Fredericton – an online Diploma-to-Degree program for community college business graduates. Students may transfer their creditsto Husson University and be able to complete a four-year Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.

Students will be able to complete the program from their homes, offices or any other location with access to the Internet, by taking as few as 10 eight-week courses. As the online courses are delivered through the University of Fredericton, graduates of the program will also receive a Certificate in Advanced Studies from the University of Fredericton.

CGA Recognition The Certified General Accountants Association (CGA) recognizes Husson University Business Administration graduates as satisfying the CGA degree requirement!

Accreditation Husson University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of the top accreditation agencies in North America. The Husson University business degree is also accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), which is accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Tuition may be paid course-at-a-time, payable to Husson University. There are 3 credit hour courses and 4 credit hour courses in the program. The cost per credit hour is $535 CAD, resulting in the tuition fee of $1,605 CAD for three credit hour courses and $2140 CAD for four credit hour courses.

Timeline Each course is eight weeks in duration and will require 10 – 12 hours of coursework per week. Courses begin in January, March, June, August, and October. When college credit transfers have been applied, students awarded the maximum credit transference can obtain their degree by completing 10 online courses, in as quickly as one year.

Course Information Students interested in obtaining a Bachelor degree in Business Administration must have a diploma in the field of Business from a Canadian Public Community College. Students accepted into the program will receive up to a maximum of 90 credits (or 30 courses, which is the equivalent of three years of full time study) for their completed program diploma. Students awarded the maximum prior credit will be required to complete 10 courses (30 credits) through Husson University. Five courses will pertain to specialized studies in the chosen field of study; the remaining five courses are comprised of a variety of general education courses.

Preliminary Course Schedule This is a sample of how students can complete their program in five semesters. (Please note: this schedule is subject to change based on the specific courses that entering students will need in order to meet Husson University’s degree requirements.)

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration
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* In addition, there will be a new science elective for the business students; however, this course will run the entire 15 week semester.

Admission to the Diploma-to-Degree program requires:

  1. A  diploma in Business related studies from a Canadian Public Community College, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0;
  2. Application for Admission at Husson University (available online) including a $40 application fee;
  3. An official transcript sent directly from your community college to Husson University:

Jennifer Flynn
Presque Isle Campus Director
33 Edgemont Drive
Husson University
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Phone: (207) 760-1176
Fax: (207) 760-1193

Students will also be required to complete the “Education Testing Service Major Field Test” for statistical purposes only. This test will not affect a student’s admission into the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many diploma courses will be accepted toward a Bachelor degree? 
Upon review of your transcript, Husson University will accept up to 30 courses (or 90 credits) toward a Bachelor degree. This is the equivalent of three years of full-time study at a traditional university. The exact number of transfer courses or credits will be determined as part of the evaluation of your transcript and your application.

How many credits or courses must I complete through Husson University?
Students awarded the maximum transfer of credits (90) must complete 10 courses through Husson University. Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” in their specialized courses and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (or a grade of “C”) overall in the program in order to receive their Bachelor degree.

Are there any other requirements for the Bachelor degree?
You must meet the Husson University general education requirements. Your advisor will determine which of these you have already met through your course work at the community college you attended. You will also be required to complete the “Educational Testing Service Major Field Test”. Your scores on this test will not affect your admission to the program, nor will your score impact the awarding of your degree. Your degree will be awarded based on the successful completion of your coursework at Husson University. The “Educational Testing Service Major Field Test” is a test used by Husson University to evaluate this Diploma-to-Degree program.

What is the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Test in Business Administration?
The ETS Major Field Test is a comprehensive assessments outcome designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding of students obtained in a major field of study. It measures the students’ factual knowledge and ability to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material from their major field of study.

This test enables an institution to evaluate their students’ performance and compare the program’s effectiveness to those at similar institutions nationwide.

How long will it take me to complete my Bachelor degree?
The courses offered by Husson University are eight weeks in duration and each will require approximately 10 – 12 hours of coursework per week. Students who receive the maximum transfer credit (30 courses or 90 credits) can complete their degree by taking 10 courses online. Courses are offered every January, March, June, August, and October.

Is Husson University accredited?

Husson University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

What if I really want an MBA?

Students successfully completing the Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Husson University will qualify to apply for admission to the University of Fredericton’s online MBA program.

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