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Become Rock Solid.

Our Bachelor of Science in Management Studies (BSMS) degree program is housed within the PURI School of Business  and offers a true liberal arts education.  The program is designed to provide a quality educational experience for adult learners in an accelerated format.  At Rockford University, we focus on helping you become well and truly educated for life. You’re not just getting a degree, you’re getting access to the Rockford University community—computer labs, sporting events, performing arts, fitness center, library and all.

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  • Accelerated Format
  • 5 week classes
  • 24 Months to obtain a B.S. in Management Studies (dependent upon transferable credits)


  • Cohort groups of approximately 15 students
  • Faculty Professors


  •  $430 per credit hour
  • Students are considered full time and eligible to apply for financial aid

OUT OF WORK FOR 18 MONTHS OR MORE?  You may be eligible for the tuition-covered option after all state and federal financial aid is applied.

  • Illinois resident
  • 25 years of age or older
  • Some transferable credit or 2 year work experience
  • Must complete the FAFSA and be eligible for financial aid
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Cohort Start Dates
Students can begin classes every five weeks, but cohorts begin four times per year.

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018

Questions? Contact us today; we accept applicants year-round. If an accelerated program isn’t a fit for you, we invite you to explore our traditional undergraduate programs of study.

Additional Resources

Department Information

Adult Accelerated and Graduate Admission
Nelson Hall - first floor
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108

Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
After hour appointments available by request

Chat with an Admission Counselor

I’ve recently advanced in my career after receiving the BSMS degree. Together, the level of studies and the caring and skilled professors helped to prepare me for the next business level. I’m excited for what the future holds!

Catherine Ellis '15