Milligan student studies for Business Administration for Adults

If you have at least two years of full-time work experience and have completed at least 40 hours of college credit, complete your degree through Milligan’s Business Administration for Adults program. We help put you on the fast track to own your own business, oversee a department, advance your position or salary, or change your career path altogether.

Milligan has a flexible and affordable way for you to complete your degree.

  • Small class sizes with intentional care
  • Tuition is lower than state university rate, no hidden fees
  • We evaluate your transcripts of past college credit and develop a plan just for you
  • Next start date is Fall 2024
  • Combination of online and face-to-face courses (one night a week)
  • Take 1-3 courses at a time during each 8-week term as they fit your workload and schedule
  • Most students are eligible for financial aid; we work with tuition reimbursement plans

What makes Milligan’s program different?

In Milligan’s Business Administration for Adults, you’ll find our small classes and intentional care truly make the Milligan experience unique. Our students and alumni tell us over and over that they wish they’d started at Milligan originally because they’ve never seen a university that cares like Milligan. We care about your academic and career success but we also care about you personally.

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Milligan University’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Contact the ACBSP at 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213 or call 913.339.9356 for questions about Milligan University’s membership.

Milligan also holds SACSCOC accreditation, which accredits the entire institution and its programs, including the MBA. SACSCOC accredits degree-seeking institutions in the South, including the University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University.

Milligan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Milligan University.


Tuition for the program is priced below the local state university rate and there are no hidden fees. Students are eligible to apply for state and federal tuition assistance programs and for employer reimbursement when applicable. We also offer a payment plan. Ask us how our costs compare to other similar institutions and programs!
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Courses are delivered in two main formats:

  • Hybrid: Hybrid courses include some coursework that is done online by each student as well as classroom time with the instructor on the Milligan campus
  • Online: Online classes are also available. No on-campus meetings are required for these, and students may complete their work at any time of the day or night within the established deadline.

Major. The Business Administration major with concentration in management consists of 48 semester hours. Completing the entire major usually takes approximately 16 months, depending on how many courses you take at a time and what credits you might transfer in. You can take 1-3 courses at a time during each 8-week term as they fit your workload and schedule. Let us help you develop a plan.

Degree. Completion of the degree is dependent upon how many credits will transfer from your previous institutions to help meet the overall 128 required hours to graduate from Milligan.

We evaluate your transcripts of past college credit and develop a plan just for you. This ultimately saves you time and money by making sure you stay on track to complete your degree without any surprises and at the speed you prefer. Email to get your process started.


Teaching you is more than a job to our faculty—it’s a mission. They are dedicated teachers, experienced professionals, and trusted mentors who invest time, energy, and ideas to inspire you and help you reach your highest potential. They bring to the classroom a broad range of business, industry, and consulting experience, as well as outstanding academic credentials. While their primary focus is teaching and mentoring, many are also involved in academic research, publishing articles and books, and serving in professional organizations. This keeps them up-to-date and ready to share the latest and most timely information with our students.

Kristal Dove
Associate Professor of Business Administration; Area Chair of Business

Shannon Hogan
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Kimberly Melinsky
Associate Professor of Business Administration; Director of the MBA Program

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies

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