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Part-Time Continuing Education Programs in Business at Dean College in Franklin, MA

Night, Weekend & Online Business Classes for Busy Adults & Working Professionals.

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree, Associate Degree, or Certificate in Business from Dean College’s School of Continuing Studies.


Business programs at Dean are designed to provide students with a strong academic foundation in business theories and practices, marketing, accounting, finance, management, technology and consulting. The Business major also provides a comprehensive foundation in leadership, teamwork, decision making, problem solving and quantitative reasoning.

Your Business Degree. Your Way.

  • Earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Degree & Specialize In:
    • Accounting
    • Cybersecurity
    • Entrepreneurialism & Small Business Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Sport Management

  • Earn an Associate Degree in Business
  • Earn a Certificate in Business
  • Accelerate Your Business Degree Program
  • Complete Your Business Degree 100% Online

Request more info today & work with an academic advisor to identify the ideal program for your career goals & schedule.

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The difference is academic excellence.

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Sample Business Courses

  • • Leading the Organization
    • Financial Accounting
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Principles of Economics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Principles of Finance & Budgeting
    • Statistical Analysis and Decision
    • Business Policy and Strategic
    • Choose From Many Business Specializations & Electives

The difference is return on investment.

Earn Your Degree at Dean College

Our Competitive Value is Unmatched

Though our degree and course selections have grown over the years, our tuition rates have remained as low as possible. In fact, at $365 per credit, we’re considered the best value around.

Part-Time Students Are Eligible for Financial Aid

Once you’ve been admitted to an SCS degree program (bachelor’s or associate) and enroll at least half time (taking 6 credits per semester), you can apply for aid. You could be eligible for Federal Stafford Loans or Federal Pell Grant funds.

The difference is flexibility.

Continuing Studies Students Studying

Blended/Accelerated Learning

Courses are typically seven weeks long and composed of standard intervals of in-class activities and online interactions.

Full Semester (On-Campus)

Courses are 14 weeks in length and meet in class weekly face-to-face for three hours with limited to no expectation of online activities.

Online Classes:

Online courses may be any length and are delivered entirely through web-based asynchronous interaction, including discussion boards, videos and live chats. Learning outcomes match those of on-campus courses, though there is no required face-to-face component.

Dean College in Franklin, MA is conveniently located close to Route 495, Route 95 & Route 1, as well the Dean College MBTA station.

All continuing education programs are not created equal.

Before you spend money on a degree program or certification, make sure the institution is a well-established and respected one—like Dean College, founded in 1865. For over 150 years, Dean has stood for academic excellence, professional development and lifelong learning.

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The School of Continuing Studies is committed to building on the 151-year tradition at Dean College of cultivating academic and personal success for our students by expanding educational opportunities to serve the multifaceted challenges students face. We strive to provide relevant, accessible and flexible learning options to our varied and diverse student population. 

By offering certificate programs, associate and baccalaureate degrees focused on the unique professional, economic and educational needs of lifelong learners we endeavor to give them the ability to thrive in a global environment where change is constant and dramatic. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dean offer financial aid?

Once you’ve been admitted to an SCS degree program (bachelor’s or associate) and enroll at least half time (taking 6 credits per semester), you can apply for aid. You could be eligible for Federal Stafford Loans or Federal Pell Grant funds.

Do I need to declare a program of study?

Students can choose to take courses as non-degree seeking students and register only for the course(s) they are interested in.

Do you offer any non-credit classes?

Dean College also offers non-credit classes via Ed2Go to target specific skills and interests.

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Do my old class credits still count?

Quite possibly! A continuing studies advisor can offer quick and easy transfer credit evaluation of any previously earned college-level credits.

I have not been in school for a long time. Will I be comfortable and succeed?

We think so. Small classes, led by Dean professors who are also professionals in their fields, are dynamic, discussion-based and of the highest quality. Focusing on the unique professional, economic and educational needs of lifelong learners, the SCS curriculum stresses both broad-based knowledge and leading-edge skills.

Does Dean offer any support services or an advisor?

Yes! Every student has an academic advisor from start to finish who can help build an education plan. We want you to succeed – that’s why we provide an academic advisor and a solid support system for every adult student.

Do I have access to any Dean College resources?

You bet – when you enroll in a part-time program in the School of Continuing Studies (SCS), you’ll gain access to the same campus resources and technology open to full-time Dean students, along with access to events such as the Executive Lecture Series

Does Dean College accept military benefits?

We’re a top value for veterans and active-duty military and proudly certify GI benefits.
Because our price per credit is so reasonable, GI benefits cover most of the cost—making a degree from Dean’s SCS virtually free (or close to it).

Can individuals with full-time jobs attend Dean?

SCS offers year round in a variety of formats, including Fall & Spring accelerated courses as well as hybrid online courses. We also offer 2-week accelerated Winter intersession courses, and 2-week, 6-week and online Summer courses.

Can I complete my degree/program completely online?

Yes! Enroll in our Bachelor's Degree in Business program and complete your degree at your pace, at your convenience with online classes.