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
Greenville Drive Baseball
Town of Bluefield, Virginia
WV Department of Transportation
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.
Employee Relations Specialist
Data Security Analyst
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:
James Madison 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.
Associate Professor of Business; Department Chair, Business
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."
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."