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Business Administration (BS)

Are you aspiring to lead your own company or excel in a global firm? At Bluefield University’s Caudill School of Business, our Business Administration degree equips you for just that. Choose between a traditional on-campus program or a flexible, self-paced online format, both meticulously designed to prepare you for real-world challenges. Our innovative curriculum encourages outside-the-box thinking and offers specialized concentrations in Accounting, Management, or Information Technology, aligning your education with market demands.

Business Degree Opportunities

Leverage the power of BU’s extensive network, engaging with our committed alumni and participating in a dynamic internship program spanning local, digital, and regional opportunities. The online undergraduate program’s 8-week course format is tailored for adaptability, accommodating your unique schedule. Regardless of your learning preference, our capstone course hones your problem-solving skills, focusing on real-world issues. Plus, this degree lays a solid foundation for future MBA studies, should you choose to advance your education.

Are you committed to ethical leadership and service? At BU, we prioritize listening to and customizing your educational journey. If you’re ready to embark on a path of impactful leadership and innovative learning, fill out our information request form today and discover how BU can tailor your business education to your aspirations.

Available Concentrations


Accounting

This concentration offers an in-depth understanding of financial and managerial accounting principles, preparing students for careers in accounting and finance. The curriculum includes vital topics like tax regulations, auditing, and financial analysis, equipping graduates for roles such as accountants, financial analysts, or auditors.

Cybersecurity

Focused on the ever-evolving digital landscape, this concentration equips students with essential skills in protecting information systems and networks. Coursework covers areas like network security, ethical hacking, and digital forensics, preparing graduates for roles in cybersecurity analysis, system security management, or IT consulting.

Information Technology

This concentration emphasizes the practical and theoretical aspects of IT, including system administration, database management, and software development. Students will gain hands-on experience in implementing technology solutions, preparing them for diverse IT roles in business, government, or nonprofit sectors.

Management

Offering a broad understanding of organizational leadership and strategic decision-making, this concentration prepares students for managerial roles. It covers key areas such as human resources, project management, and business ethics, ideal for careers in corporate management, entrepreneurship, or consultancy.

Sport Management

Tailored for those interested in the business side of sports, this concentration blends principles of management, marketing, and finance in a sports context. Students will explore topics like sports marketing, event management, and facility operations, preparing them for roles in sports agencies, athletic administration, or event coordination.


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Tuition: $395 Per Credit Hour
On-Campus Tuition & Fees
Next Start: July 2024 (Online)
Next Start: August 2024 (On-Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 years

* Time to complete can be reduced with prior learning and transfer credits

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Courses & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education (39 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors


  • Introduction to the Writing Process
  • Fundamentals of Speech (3 Credits)
  • Biblical Perspectives (3 Credits)
  • Developing the Christian Mind (3 Credits)
  • Math/Science* (3 Credits)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities* (6 Credits)
  • Social/Behavioral Science* (3 Credits)
  • Degree Requirements (BA or BS/BSN)* (6 Credits)
  • Personal Wellness (2 Credits)
  • ESS Activity Course* (1 Credit)
  • Career Pathways I & II (2 Credits)
  • Career Pathways III & IV (2 Credits)
  • Career Pathways V & VI (2 Credits)

* Course or requirement includes multiple options. Online offerings may differ.

Major Requirements (30 Credits)

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Accounting Principles
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles in Marketing
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Business Communication
  • Business Finance
  • Business Policy & Strategy
Concentration(s) (21-27 Credits)

Choose your Concentration (5 Available)


  • Concentration – Accounting (24 Credits)
    • Business Law
    • Intermediate Accounting I
    • Intermediate Accounting II
    • Cost Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Income Taxes
    • Government & Not-for-Profit Accounting
    • Special Topics in Business
  • Concentration – Cybersecurity (24 Credits)
    • Information Systems Fundamentals
    • Networking Fundamentals
    • Linux Fundamentals
    • Information Security Fundamentals
    • Scripting Fundamentals
    • Windows Server Installation & Configuration
    • Information Technology Internship
    • Business Internship
  • Concentration – Information Technology (24 Credits)
    • Program Design & Development
    • C#
    • Intro to Information Systems
    • Database Concepts
    • Data Communications
    • Internet Technologies
    • Management Information Systems
    • Business Internship
  • Concentration – Management (21 Credits)
    • Project Management
    • Organizational Theory & Behavior
    • Business Ethics
    • Data Analytics
    • Human Resource Management
    • Management Information Systems
    • Business Internship
  • Concentration – Sports Management (27 Credits)
    • Contemporary Issues in Sports
    • Sport Governance
    • Administration of Sports & Recreation
    • Facility Design & Management
    • Sport Sales & Sponsorship
    • Sport Communication
    • Sport Marketing
    • Sport/Recreation Management Internship
Minor/Electives (24-30)
Total Credits: 120

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

General Manager
Project Manager
Financial Analyst
Human Resources Manager
Sports Operations Manager
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