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College of Business

B.S. in Applied Business

So Many Options to Move Your Career Forward

WilmU’s applied business bachelor’s degree program gives you the flexibility to design your business degree to maximize previous college credits, apprenticeships, associate degrees, professional experience and military experience. This undergraduate business degree combines fundamental business courses with generous elective options. If you are looking to complement your in-the-field experience, advance your business career, or simply upskill to boost your resume and on-the-job performance, this IACBE-accredited program is a perfect choice. Choose to learn in person, 100% online, or a combination of both.

Fundamentals coupled with lots of real-world context

This degree program provides students with fundamental business knowledge in communications, management, marketing, analytics, finance, accounting, problem-solving and strategy, as well as proficiency with key Microsoft tools. Project-based learning, coupled with co-op/internship opportunities, helps students develop skills and apply their knowledge in context.

Customize your program with stackable credentials

Use the many elective options to build a degree program that works best for you. By choosing electives from various programs throughout the University, you can incorporate certificates, micro-credentials and badges into your Applied Business degree.

Make the most of your prior learning and experience

This applied business program meets you where you are, so you don’t need to pay to learn what you already know. A complimentary prior learning assessment is available to students so that previous coursework and on-the-job experience can be evaluated for WilmU academic credit. Apply up to 90 undergraduate transfer credits to your Applied Business bachelor’s degree.

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Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™ Program

You can use elective courses in this bachelor's degree program to complete a related Dual-Credit Certificate® while you earn your degree or accelerate into your next degree by incorporating master's level coursework — at no extra tuition cost. Learn more about WilmU's Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™.

Accredited B.S. in Applied Business The Wilmington University B.S. in Applied Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

Applied Business Concentrations

  • Construction Management
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Finish your Applied Business degree faster by transferring credits.
40 courses 120 total credits

$1,257 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit undergraduate course. Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your Applied Business degree.

Career and Industry Outlook for B.S. in Applied Business Graduates

Your WilmU bachelor’s in Applied Business degree sets you up for a successful career supporting your community. Learn more about Career Resources.


Administrative Services Managers


Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance


Customer Service Representatives


First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers


General and Operations Managers


Human Resources Specialists


Loan Officers


Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners


Online Merchants


Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

This Bachelor of Science in Applied Business program is designed to fit the student’s individual needs. It provides a solid business foundation, options for customizing the degree, and the opportunity to maximize the value of previous college credits, apprenticeships, and military or professional experiences.— Dr. Mary Pat Braudis, Program Chair
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