General Business (For Adult Students)

DePaul's Bachelor of Arts degree in General Business (BAGB) is a joint degree offered by the Driehaus College of Business (COB) and the School for New Learning. The General Business program is designed for adult students and offers a personalized curriculum that is competence-based, allowing you to earn credit from previous college courses, work and life experience.

The General Business program will prepare you for a variety of careers in business and industry as well as graduate school in many fields of study, including MBA programs.

SNL courses are offered online and at DePaul's Loop, Naperville and O'Hare campuses. COB courses are offered days and evenings at the Loop campus.


Sample Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Communications
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship Strategy
  • Managerial Data
  • Professional Writing
  • Quantitative Methods in Marketing

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Brand/product management
  • Business development and management
  • Consulting
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Statistical analysis and research


96 percent of 2015 General Business graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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