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​The Bachelor of Arts in General Business (BAGB) is a degree offered jointly by the School for New Learning (SNL) and Driehaus College of Business (BUS) at DePaul University. The program is designed to help adults further their careers in business and to prepare them for graduate work in a business related area. The program is open to students age 24 and older. Students in the BAGB program take courses in both SNL and BUS.

The program offers the flexibility and individualized learning approach of SNL while providing the business theory and content provided by BUS. In SNL, students fulfill liberal learning requirements through coursework and, in some cases, documentation of knowledge gained through life experiences.

In BUS, students take courses in the business disciplines of marketing, finance, accounting, management, economics, business law and inter-disciplinary business studies. Students also develop skills in writing, calculus, information technology, planning and research and are able to earn a minor in a business topic area. The focus of the degree is general business and it is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The degree is earned by completing 50 competency requirements. Competency requirements can be met by SNL and BUS courses, equivalent transfer courses with a grade of C- or better or approved content exams. SNL competency requirements can also be met through documented college-level learning experience. Business courses are offered at DePaul's Loop campus. SNL courses are available online and at the Loop and O'Hare campuses.​​​