Avila University’s School of Business carries esteemed IACBE accreditation. The overarching values of the University can be seen within the business curriculum as well. These values are based on a connection to the Catholic faith and include ideas such as embracing diversity, holistic development of self, service to others, excellence in teaching, and learning. Preparing students to be responsible participants of a global community is another key value at Avila. There are over 100 international students enrolled, and small class sizes make learning from a diverse community possible.
Students can earn their Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting or Business Administration from the School of Business. Double majors are available in Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Administration, International Business, Management, or Marketing. Internships are a standard part of the curriculum and help every student graduate with tangible experience. Those who know that they plan to attend graduate school can participate in the 4+1 to MBA. Undergraduates are eligible to apply to the program after completing 55 credit hours. The Master’s of Business Administration programs at Avila can be completed in as little as one year or on a part-time basis. There are concentration options in Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Administration, International Business, Management, and Marketing.
Planning for success is easy at Avila University. Their unique Avila Promise gives students and parents certainty with the protection of tuition pricing, which includes all books and standard campus fees. Traditional undergraduate students from every major are also guaranteed an internship or research experience opportunity. Travel awards are also available up to $1,000 to help fund study abroad trips.
Helping students graduate on a four-year timeline is important to the University. Their 15 To Finish program keeps undergraduate students on track by supporting them as they complete a 15-credit hour course load each semester. The program comes with fun incentives like cookie study breaks and mini parties throughout the year. All students also have access to tutoring services which include one on one help, group sessions, online tutoring, and more.
The First-Year Seminar is a collaborative course that new students participate in to introduce students to the social knowledge, academics, skills, and resources within the Avila community. Student organizations also help students build a strong foundation during their time on campus. A few of the club offerings are Avila Ambassadors, Black Student Union, International Association of Business Communicators, and Ladybirds.
The Avila MBA gives students the option to complete their courses online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format. As of Fall 2020, classes will be held in six, eight-week sessions each year. This pace will allow students to graduate faster by taking two courses per session or extend their pace as needed. Graduate business certificates are also offered in Healthcare Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing.