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Competency Based Education Programs

A list of some well known, and not so well known, competency based education programs available in the US. Competency based education separates time spent in class from achievement or mastery of program competencies, meaning that in many cases it is self paced.

Bachelors Degrees | Business Degree - Marketing | Online Classes - Excelsior College -

Excelsior offers a Bachelor Degree in Business, with a concentration in Marketing. Take online classes, earn credit by exam, transfer in credits.
Competency-based education (CBE) at Excelsior allows you to earn your bachelor's in business with marketing concentration through a personalized program of study that combines course-based learning, independent study, and earned external credits.

Course-based learning refers to Excelsior's 8 or 15-week online courses in marketing and other subjects that are directly informed by current trends in workforce development.
Independent study options help you pursue self-paced learning with study guides and practice tests before earning credit by exam. You can also simply test out of subjects you've already mastered.
Earned external credits are accrued through coursework completed at other institutions, military experience, college-level exams like CLEP and DSST, learning assessment, and workforce training and professional certifications completed before and/or during your enrollment.
Meet your degree requirements in whatever combination of options works best for you, then take the capstone in which your business and marketing skills are evaluated through projects, simulations, and a summative exam.

College For America - Making a College Degree Achievable for Every Working Adult

SNHU's College for America partners with companies nationwide to offer work-relevant and affordable college degrees.

UW Flexible Options: Competency-Based Degree Programs, Competency-Based Education

Earn a University of Wisconsin degree online, at your pace, using your existing knowledge. Discover UW Flexible Option competency-based degree programs.

Brandman University - Accredited Online College Degrees | CA & WA

Brandman University provides working adults access to an accredited campus or online degree, credential, or certificate program. Earn your BA, MA, or doctorate