Business Administration Major Overview

The Business Department offers a degree in Business Administration that allows students to focus in one of three disciplinary concentrations: Accounting, Information Technology, or Management. 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.

Brown, Edwards & Company

Cole Harley-Davidson/Buell, Inc.

First Century Bank

General Injectables & Vaccines, Inc.

Investment Planning Consultants

Bluefield College Business Office

Bluefield College Book Store

Bluefield College Public Relations

Century 21

Greenville Drive Baseball

Town of Bluefield, Virginia

Reebok

Southern States

WV Department of Transportation

Chick-fil-A

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program)

Business Administration Major Outcomes

Each course in the business administration program is designed with a global perspective in mind. As examples, 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

Financial Representative

Employee Relations Specialist

Data Security Analyst

Marketing Manager

Supply Chain Analyst

Advertising Account Executive

Graduate Schools Attended

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

Virginia Tech

Liberty University

James Madison University

Radford University

University of Virginia

University of Tennessee

Appalachian State University

Mercer University School of Law

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 – Controller

Bluefield College – IT Director

Wal-Mart – Internal Auditor

Town of Tazewell – Accounting Clerk

J.C. Penny – 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

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Allan MacQuarrie

Associate Professor of Business; Department Chair, 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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