Business Administration Major Overview


The Department of Business offers a degree in Business Administration that allows students to focus in one of four 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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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.

Previous Internship Sites for Business Majors

  • Bluefield College
  • Century 21
  • First Century Bank
  • Investment Planning Consultants
  • Reebok
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
  • WV Department of Transportation

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 by Alumni

  • 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

  • Bluefield Regional Medical, IT Director
  • U.S. Navy, Officer
  • First Sentinel Bank, Mortgage Director
  • School District, Director of Transportation
  • Mesto Minerals, HR Manager
  • Cole Chevrolet, Sales Representative
  • Ernst & Young, Consultant

Clubs and Organizations

Phi Beta Lambda

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.

Bluefield College's Business Department provides plenty of helpful instruction and one-on-one interaction with its teachers and staff. My concentration is in Accounting and I have learned more than just the individual processes, but actually how all the pieces fit together.

Mike Johnson, Class of 2015

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) membership