Academic Credit Hours, Costs
and Workload Expectations

At a glance

US credit hours

Academic workloads

Cost per


Course Costs:

Below is a detailed breakdown of each of the degrees and their financial implications until the end of the course:

Master's Degree 36 Hours 2 Years 6 Semesters 333,250 2,999,250 5,998,500 11,997,000
Master's Degree 36 Hours 2 Years 6 Semesters 333,250 2,999,250 5,998,500 11,997,000-5

* The semester cost is dependent on the number of classes/corresponding credit hours a student chooses per semester. This is at the student’s discretion. The figure above is simply an illustration.

** These are average costs based on 2020 prices. Additional enrollment fees and course fees will incur.

What are the programme details?

In this undergraduate programme, you will be covering foundational business concepts, biblical principles and leadership-oriented topics.

The programme details for the upcoming semesters are outlined below:

Fall Semester 2018

Session A (Aug 22 – Oct 16)

CORE 1001 – College and Christian Calling (1 Credit) 
BIOT 1433 – Old Testament and Its Interpretation (3 Credits)
ENGL 1133 – English Composition I (3 Credits)

Session B (Oct 17 – Dec 11)

BBUS 2203 – Introduction to Economics  (3 Credits)
THEO 2133 – Theology of God and Humanity (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2019

Session A (Jan 9 – March 5)

BBUS 1003 – Introduction to Business Foundations (3 Credits)
ENGL 1233 – English Composition II (3 Credits)

Session B (Mar 6 – Apr 30)

BBUS 2003 – Design Thinking 
LDRS 2123 – Principled Leadership (3 Credits)
BINT 1533 – New Testament and its Interpretation (3 Credits)

The American university system is built around a system of credit hours. A credit hour is a basic unit of work: each credit hour represents approximately 40 hours of work, including readings, lectures, assignments and assessment.

A standard class is typically equivalent to 3 credit hours.

      • For a 3-credit hour class taught over an 8-week session, you should factor in 120 hours of total work, which is approximately 15 hours per week.
      • If you enroll in two classes per session (totaling 6 credit hours), which is a standard full-time load, you can expect 240 hours of work or 30 hours of study time per week.

An undergraduate bachelor’s degree is equivalent to about 120 credit hours. Full-time study, taking 30 credit hours per year, will allow you to complete your studies in 4 years.

However, you have the option of taking fewer classes per session/semester. While this enables you to spread out the workload and cost, it will also extend the total time of study. Please bear this in mind when planning your course of study.

Copyright © OneHope 2020