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Business Education (BS)

Not all business majors are destined for the corporate world. If you have a knack for business and an entrepreneurial spirit, one of the best ways to serve others is by teaching them your passion and skills that will last a lifetime. A Bluefield University business education major gives enterprising students the ability to combine their business knowledge with Christ-centered servant leadership as a teacher. This program prepares you to teach students Business and Information Technology in grades 6-12. Business-related subjects including web development, management, marketing, accounting, and ethics are included in the program.

Inspire a New Generation of Business Students

As a business-minded person, you’ll appreciate the immersive coursework in the Caudill School of Business and the classroom observations to help you translate theory into practice. Combined with hands-on classroom experiences as a student teacher, this four-year program is carefully designed to develop your leadership skills and prepare you to pass the Praxis exam for Virginia licensure.

If you’re ready to join the RAMS team, begin the admissions process today. In four short years, you can be ready to lead your own classroom.

Tuition: On-Campus Tuition & Fees
Next Start: August 2024 (On-Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 years

Available Grants & Scholarships

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education Requirements

  • Introduction to the Writing Process
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Biblical Perspectives
  • Developing the Christian Mind
  • Math/Science* (3 Credits)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities* (6 Credits)
  • Social/Behavioral Science* (3 Credits)
  • Degree Requirements (BA or BS/BSN)* (6 Credits)
  • Personal Wellness
  • 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.

Core Requirements

  • Intro to Business
  • Program Design & Development
  • Personal Computers
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Business Communication
  • Business Finance
  • Business Ethics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Internship
Professional Requirements

  • Human Growth & Development for Educators
  • Foundations of Education
  • Intro to Instructional Media & Technology
  • Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction in Secondary Schools
  • Intro to the Exceptional Child
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Area
Field Requirements

  • Dynamic Learning Environments
    • (Must be taken prior to Student Teaching)
  • Student Teaching
    • (Taken in the final semester)
Required Testing (2 Tests)

  • Virginia Communication & Literacy Assessment
  • PRAXIS II Business: Content Knowledge
  • Industry Certification Credential
Total Credits: 120 + Student Teaching

For a full breakdown of each course, reference the undergraduate catalog located in Academic Resources.

Middle/High School Business Teacher
Academic Advisor
Instructional Designer
Academic Coach
Management Consultant
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