Arthur Barclay Business College ( ABBC )

The Arthur Barclay Business College (ABBC) proudly welcomes you to its academic programs.

Courses at the college are designed to provide professional skills, quality education, and training through theoretical and practical demonstrations that will enable students to succeed in the business world.

As a college, our aim is to equip you with the necessary business skills needed to address the evolving business needs of our global community.

Our programs of study are designed and implemented to enable students acquire useful skills (during the first two-year period of study) that can be put to practical use thereafter.

The practical usefulness and success of this training arrangement is attested to by the performance of our students in different organizations in various industries since 1981, when the Arthur Barclay Technical Institute (ABTI), now Stella Maris Polytechnic, was first established in Liberia.

We invite you to take part in this exciting academic experience which should be integral to your future growth and development in the business world.

Sincerely yours,

Alvin J. Wright - Dean, ABBC


The Business College emphasizes four primary objectives as outlined below:


The objectives of the Arthur Barclay Business College (ABBC) are:

  1. To teach students and train future accountants, economists, and managers to become industrious:
  2. To build capacity of students through skills and knowledge to be efficient in addressing the challenges of the business world;
  3. To prepare students for future academic endeavors in various fields of study;
  4. To prepare students and graduates to contribute to the community and national development.


A candidate for the degrees of Associate of Art (AA), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Accounting, Business Management, and Economics must complete a combined total of 155, 153, or 137 respectively of semester hours to qualify for graduation at the Bachelor level. The curriculum in each field of study is presented in two parts:

Part I: Deals with the complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree program.

Part II: Deals with the third and fourth year of the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Bachelor
of Science (B.Sc.) degrees program. 

The program of study for each of the six areas of the curriculum is made of three core courses: 1) the academic supporting. 2) the internship orientation, and 3) the specialized courses. In addition to this arrangement of the program, the curriculum is designed to provide a considerable time for practical experience through various training programs.

At present, the curriculum offerings are composed of the following specialized fields:

Area of Study

Degree / Credit Hours

Degree / Credit Hours

Combined Total Credit Hours


AA / 80

BBA / 75



AA / 83

B.Sc. / 70



AA / 80

BBA / 57


*All Economics majors must obtain their Associate of Art degree in Management or Accounting.

Note - Interested candidates can view the Admission Page of this website to obtain all necessary information on the Entrance Exams and Admission Policy and Procedure of the Polytechnic. You can download, print, complete and submit in hard copy or complete the Entrance Exams or the Admission Form electronically and submit.

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St. Joseph Campus, Capital Hill
Monrovia, Liberia
Phone - 231 6517613
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