Informational Sessions

Informational Sessions

Saturday Business ProgramThe University of South Carolina Beaufort is preparing to enroll its next cohort of students in the Saturday Business Degree Plan, a unique path to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration that enables nontraditional students to complete course requirements largely by attending classes on Saturdays. 

Attending Saturday classes allows students to focus on work and family during the week. Highly interactive classroom sessions foster engagement and encourage adult learners to share real-world experiences. Students advance from class to class as a cohort and may earn a bachelor’s degree in less than two years, although most require more time to graduate. To qualify, students must have attained 30 credits at an accredited college or university. As an added plus, residents of Chatham, Effingham and Bryan counties in Georgia pay the less costly in-state tuition.

“The program was developed to give an additional level of access to individuals wanting to earn a Business degree,” says Dr. Peter E. Swift, a senior instructor of Business Management and coordinator of the Saturday Business Degree Plan. “With its complete business-management approach, the curriculum emphasizes leadership, business operations, ethics, social responsibility and strategic thinking. The course of study focuses on key business functions such as marketing, finance and operations, and fosters a better understanding of crucial management issues—leadership, human resources, innovation and strategic management.”

Potential enrollees can learn more about the Saturday Business Degree Plan’s fall 2019 cohort at a series of information sessions Feb. 2 at 1 p.m., March 2 at 1 p.m., April 6 at 1 p.m., and May 11 at 1 p.m. in Room 122 in the Science and Technology Building on the university’s Bluffton Campus.   

For more information on the Saturday Business Degree Plan, contact Dr. Peter E. Swift at (843) 208-8213 or write hosts informational sessions throughout the year to provide more information about the Saturday Business Degree program. 

2019 Saturday Business Degree Plan Information Sessions:

  • Saturday, February 2
  • Saturday, March 2
  • Saturday, April 6
  • Saturday, May 11
Science & Technology Building
Room 122 ~ 1:00 p.m.


If you have questions or would like to RSVP for an upcoming informational session,
please contact Dr. Peter Swift at:
Phone:  (843) 208-8213

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