Business Administration (BS) Program Overview

Do you dream of running your company or working with a global firm? A business administration degree at Bluefield University’s Caudill School of Business is the answer. You have the option of an on-campus, traditional program or a self-paced, online business administration program. Both prepare you for the real world. Our experience-focused program is built on outside-the-box thinking. You can choose accounting, management, or information technology as a concentration to power your business degree with in-demand specialized knowledge. If you’re thinking globally, a study abroad opportunity in social entrepreneurship is possible.

Business Degree Opportunities

Bluefield business administration students can take advantage of networking with BU’s engaged alumni, and a robust internship program with local, digital, and regional professionals. The undergraduate online program offers courses in an 8-week format, making it a flexible choice. No matter which style of learning you choose, a capstone course focuses on the real-world problems you want to solve. When you’re ready for an MBA program, your business degree provides a firm foundation for graduate work.

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Tuition: $395 Per Credit Hour
On-Campus Tuition & Fees
Next Start: May 10, 2023 (Online)
Next Start: August 16, 2023 (On-Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 years

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Courses & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education (49-52 Credits)

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

  • Bluefield Core (9* Credits)
  • Composition (6 Credits)
  • Christian Studies (3*- 6** Credits)
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits)
  • History (6 Credits)
  • Literature (3 Credits)
  • Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • Math (3*- 6** Credits)
  • Science (4 Credits)
  • Social Science (3 Credits)
  • Speech (3 Credits)

* On-Campus   ** Online

Major Requirements (36 Credits)

  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Business Communication
  • Business Finance
  • Business Internship
  • Business Policy and Strategy
Concentration (10-16 Credits)

Choose your Concentration (4 Available)

  • Concentration – Accounting (15 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 (16 Credits)
    • Program Design & Development
    • Visual Basic
    • Database Concepts
    • Database Fundamentals
    • Cybersecurity & IT Certification Preparation
    • Data Communications
    • Management Information Systems
  • Concentration – Information Technology (10 Credits)
    • Program Design & Development
    • Visual Basic
    • Database Concepts
    • Special Topics in Business
    • Data Communication
    • Internet Technologies
    • Management Information Systems
  • Concentration – Management (10 Credits)
    • Personal Finance
    • International Business
    • Business Ethics
    • Quantitative Methods for Management
    • Human Resources Management
    • Management Information Systems
Electives (5-9)
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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Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

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Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

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  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


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