Business Administration Major Overview

The Department of Business offers a degree in Business Administration that allows students to focus in one of three disciplinary concentrations: Accounting, Information Technology, Management, or Web and Mobile Development. Regardless of the focal area selected, the mission of the program is to help students develop leadership capabilities, technical competence, and global perspectives through an environment of academic excellence and mentoring. Graduates leave the program with the tools, knowledge, experiences, and contacts necessary to build a successful career in a business environment or to further their education through graduate studies. Our faculty possesses not only strong academic credentials, but years of business experience in the public and private sectors.

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Business Administration Major Internships

Internships are an integral part of the Business Administration major at Bluefield College. Students can be placed in businesses such as brokerage firms, banks, manufacturing facilities, or locally-owned small businesses. In addition to providing experience, internships allow students to explore different career paths and organizational environments. Moreover, internships create opportunities for networking and personal growth. Internships are unique placements based on each student’s career interests and passion. This allows the experience to be student-centered and tailored to fit the needs of both the student and the business.

Bluefield College Business Office Bluefield College Campus Store
Bluefield College Public Relations Brown, Edwards & Company
Century 21 Chick-fil-A
Cole Harley-Davidson/Buell, Inc. First Century Bank
General Injectables & Vaccines, Inc. Greenville Drive Baseball
Investment Planning Consultants Reebok
Southern States Town of Bluefield, Virginia
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) WV Department of Transportation

Business Administration Major Outcomes

Each course in the Business Administration major is designed with a global perspective in mind. For example, Economics, Marketing, Business Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resource Management each contain specific, focused units that explore international business activities and perspectives. In addition, a separate International Business course of study is offered as an elective in the Management concentration. Faculty members bring a unique global perspective based on academic study through Fulbright initiatives and real-world international management experience in marketing, finance, operations management, and mergers/acquisitions.

Career Opportunities

Advertising Account Executive Data Security Analyst
Employee Relations Specialist Financial Representative
Marketing Manager Supply Chain Analyst

Graduate Schools Attended

Graduates who elect to extend their education beyond the Bluefield College experience have attended graduate schools such as:

Appalachian State University James Madison University
Liberty University Mercer University School of Law
Radford University University of Tennessee
University of Virginia Virginia Tech

Positions Held by Alumni

Johnson & Johnson, Pharmaceutical Rep Cole Chevrolet, Sales Representative
Bluefield Regional Medical, IT Director Mesto Minerals, HR Manager
Bluefield College, Admissions Counselor Bluefield College, IT Director
Wal-Mart, Internal Auditor Town of Tazewell, Accounting Clerk
JCPenny, Sales Management U.S. Navy, Officer
Walgreen’s, Sales Management CPA Firms, Staff Accountant
First Sentinel Bank, Mortgage Director Woodforest National Bank, Branch Manager
House & Home Magazine, Sales Executive Chilhowie High School, Business Teacher
Ernst & Young, Consultant First VA Bank, Director of Cyber Security
NTelos, Computer Operator School District, Director of Transportation
Celanese, Operations Management Volvo Trucks, Operations Management
Bank of the James, Internal Auditor Town of Bluefield, Treasurer
U.S. Army, Military Intelligence Parts Depot, Inc., Database Administrator

Clubs and Organizations

Phi Beta Lambda is a business student organization that helps prepare students for careers in business. Bluefield College’s PBL Chapter offers opportunities for students to compete on an academic basis, network with local and state business leaders, collaborate on service learning projects designed to benefit the community, and develop leadership and communication skills. BC students attend the Virginia PBL State Leadership Conference annually. Our students have been successful at the state level, qualifying for national competition. This experience builds strong bonds among PBL’s members and the College, and extends education beyond the classroom.

Contact Information

Allan MacQuarrie

Allan MacQuarrie
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Business

276.326.4296

 

 

 

 

Mike Johnson

Class of  2015

"Bluefield College's Business Department has given me the opportunity to receive excellent teaching with helpful one-to-one interaction with its teachers and staff. I have a concentration in Business Accounting, and have learned more than just the individual processes necessary in business, but how all the pieces of business fit together."

Evan Sherman

Class of  2012

"I would not trade my time at Bluefield College in pursuit of the same degree at another University or College. The experiences, support, and knowledge I received from my time in the program is invaluable as my first step toward a successful career in the field of business management."

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