Business Degrees

All SAGE Business Programs are accredited by the ACBSP. Download the QA report.
  • NEW: Some programs now completely ONLINE!
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

Take your business career to the next level: In our high-quality and rigorous educational program, you will enhance your resume and knowledge base through intensive business courses taught by experts with a strong background in both education and the world of business.

Degrees & Certificates

These are the business programs currently offered through SAGE at Cedar Crest College:

Program Highlights

  • ALL ONLINE: Many SAGE business degrees and certificates can be completed entirely online. (All SAGE business courses are also offered on campus, typically in an accelerated format.)
  • ACCELERATED, hybrid, evening/weekend courses also available.
  • ALL COURSES in the SAGE business programs—including online classes—are taught by our own our esteemed Cedar Crest faculty.
  • HIGH-QUALITY courses and faculty provide you with a greater value for your education dollar.
  • HIGHLY QUALIFIED professors with expertise in both corporate and small business.
  • ACCREDITED by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)—valued by future employers and graduate programs.
  • CUSTOMIZED degree options & certificate programs.
  • FLEXIBLE COURSES: Work at your own pace.
  • 1 to 2 YEARS: Average time to program completion, depending upon the program selected and the number of credits transferred.

Program Overview

Enrolling in an accredited business program at Cedar Crest College makes excellent business sense. Cedar Crest faculty are passionate about sharing their real-world business experience and they mentor students throughout the entire program. In addition to being experienced educators, our professors also have led successful business careers, and they bring that experience and those connections to bear on every course they teach.

As a student in the SAGE school of business, you will expand your business knowledge, apply your critical thinking skills, create and implement business plans, develop a stronger understanding of our global economy, and explore the ever-changing nature of today’s business world. You will also grow your leadership and communication skills—both key in succeeding in today’s competitive marketplace.

In addition, through any SAGE business program, you will gain a more holistic view of the field of business. This will enhance your understanding of the value that your individual contributions bring to an organization as a whole. Also, by focusing on a particular field of study—accounting, business administration, economics, management, or marketing—you will be prepared to both understand and apply your business knowledge to a specific discipline. Every aspect of your studies is designed to advance your ability to make valuable and lasting contributions to current and future employers.

Why Choose SAGE at Cedar Crest College for a Business Degree

All of the SAGE programs at Cedar Crest College have been designed with the adult student in mind. In the business program, many of the courses you will need to complete any major or certificate are available online. Many are also available in an accelerated, hybrid, or evening/weekend format. In some cases, entire degrees or certificates may be completed entirely online, if desired. Women students in SAGE may also take courses during the daytime in a traditional classroom format.

The Value of an Accredited Business Program

Because all of the business programs offered by SAGE at Cedar Crest College are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), you will receive a greater value for your education dollar. Here’s why:

  • Accredited programs must provide high-quality faculty, programs, and courses.
  • Accreditation ensures a continued focus on quality performance.
  • Accredited status requires a school to provide excellent equipment, software, and learning resources for students.
  • Accredited status reaffirms our school’s commitment to effective student services.
  • Employers and graduate schools value an accredited degree.
  • Accredited schools are able to host a chapter of Delta Mu Delta or Kappa Beta Delta honorary society.
  • Students participating in Delta Mu Delta or Kappa Beta Delta may list this on their resume and scholarship applications, along with any special recognition they have received.

Our Generous Credit-Transfer Policy

Cedar Crest College currently partners with hundreds of schools that offer associate’s programs in business. If you have participated in a program at one of these institutions, you may find that all of your credits transfer to Cedar Crest, which will save you in both education dollars and time.

Cedar Crest College also grants credit for studies at some other institutions, as well as some work experience. Your SAGE adviser can assist you in transferring the maximum number of allowable credits for you.

If you would like to know immediately whether your associate’s degree is from an affiliated school, check the listing on the ACBSP website.

NOTE to schools offering associate’s degrees:

If you are interested in partnering with Cedar Crest College, please contact us or apply now.

The Cedar Crest College Advantage

Programs designed for adult students
All of the business courses are offered online, taught by Cedar Crest College faculty. We also offer online courses through the OCICU. Or you may take our business courses in the evening, on weekends, or in an accelerated format, which means they can be completed in half the time of a traditional course. Every course is available during every semester, so you can complete your degree in the timeframe that best suits you. While internships are available to SAGE business students, they are not required.

An ACBSP-accredited curriculum
Because all of the business programs offered by SAGE at Cedar Crest College are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), you will receive a greater value for your education dollar. An ACBSP-accredited degree receives greater recognition by graduate schools and employers alike.

A focus on applied skills
In the SAGE business curriculum, the focus is on applied business skills: You will be able to apply what you learn immediately—even prior to graduation.

Experienced, credentialed faculty
All of our full-time business professors have worked extensively in the field in which they teach, and we also offer a variety of courses taught by selected industry experts. Every SAGE business student will be assigned one of these faculty members, who will serve as an academic adviser throughout the SAGE program. In the field of education, our faculty have written, reviewed, and created instructor’s manuals for top textbooks in their field. Additionally, regional business organizations regularly invite our faculty members to share their presentations and consulting services. (See “Faculty“) Because of our dedication to personalized attention for every student, our faculty reach beyond grading exams and papers to provide individualized feedback to each student, thereby enhancing your particular skill set and future marketability.

Valuable networking opportunities
SAGE business students have abundant opportunity to network with regional business leaders and entrepreneurs through faculty connections, on-campus professional clubs and associations, and department-sponsored events. Opportunities include involvement with:

Research opportunities

Students conduct research throughout their Cedar Crest business education, on topics including consumer behavior, organizational behavior, marketing research, operations, human resources management and health care management. All students complete an extensive research project in a yearlong business Capstone experience.

A strong liberal arts base The SAGE business program also enables you to explore other subjects that are important to you by taking additional non-business courses or adding a major or minor in another field. This makes our students more versatile and provides flexibility and a valuable knowledge base that can further enhance their ability to successfully pursue a career in a specialized business, such as nutrition, health care, or marketing.

» Liberal Arts and General Education at Cedar Crest.


At Cedar Crest College, all of our business courses are taught by highly experienced and credentialed professionals with experience and connections in a variety of business settings—large and small, local and multinational, private and corporate. Our faculty also are published authors of widely respected books and articles in business. Our faculty members also serve as advisers and mentors to our business students. As a SAGE student, you will be paired with a faculty mentor who will guide and inform your decisions throughout your studies. You will also have the opportunity to develop professional connections that can assist you in growing your business career after graduation.

» Read full profiles of faculty members.

Course Offerings

All SAGE business courses are available online.

All online SAGE courses offered are taught by Cedar Crest College faculty.

All of our business courses are also offered in the evening or on weekends or in an accelerated (7 week) format.

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View individual degree programs for specific course requirements.

Career Options

In today’s competitive global society, there is a high demand for business graduates who have gained a high-level education in an accredited program. By earning a bachelor’s degree or certificate in business at Cedar Crest College, you will be well-prepared for positions in a broad variety of fields, including:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Construction management
  • Ecommerce and social media
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Financial management
  • Financial planning
  • Forensic accounting
  • Health care management
  • Human resources
  • Industrial management
  • International business
  • Labor relations and negotiation
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit management
  • Operations management
  • Project management
  • Public administration
  • Public relations
  • Retail management
  • Sales management
  • Strategic management
  • Supply chain management
  • Taxation

Course Descriptions

Alumni Success Stories

Hiring managers actively seek SAGE graduates from Cedar Crest College for business positions, due to our reputation for providing a high-quality education and high ethical standards. Graduates of our program have received lucrative positions in these and other respected businesses and corporations:

  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nestlé USA
  • Rodale Inc.
  • Smith Barney
  • State of Delaware

Next Steps

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Tuition and Fees
Valuable, competitive, affordable options for adults