Bachelor of Arts in Business

Degree Overview

To help prepare you for a career in the competitive, innovative world of modern business, you need an online business degree that can give you the foundational skills you need to adapt and thrive. Learn fundamentals such as economics, marketing, accounting, logistics and more, so you can contribute to any business environment.

Our online business degree is flexible but rigorous, pairing the hands-on learning you need to succeed in business with the ability to fit your studies into your already busy life. Our highly qualified faculty are available to give you the personal attention you need, so you can get the most out of your business degree.

This program enables you to choose a concentration that aligns with your career goals. In the marketing track, you will explore how to develop campaigns that build brands and attract loyal consumers. Follow the supply chain management track to learn best practices for overseeing inventories, coordinating shipments and improving production processes.

When you graduate, you’ll have achieved the knowledge, communication skills and teamwork skills that are so vital in the world of modern business. At Virginia Wesleyan University, discover an online bachelor’s in business degree that gives you what you need on a schedule that fits your life.

Program Details

  • 07/08/2024
    Next Start Date
  • 128
    Total Degree Credit Hours
  • Program Length
    Finish in as little as 12 months
  • $399
    Cost Per Credit Hour
  • 56
    Major Credit Hours

Course Information

General Education is the component of the degree that all students share. The requirements include both a scholarly core experience and a broad array of courses from across the university. The core provides students a common sequence of courses that form a foundation for their education and that will serve them throughout their lives. The breadth requirement ensures a well-rounded education.

The major is a component of the degree that a student chooses: a major requires students to take a deep dive into the complexities of knowledge within a particular area of inquiry and to understand the methods and tenets of a discipline or interdisciplinary field. A major consists of a guided program that builds from gateway or intermediate courses to at least five advanced courses.

Core Requirements

  • MBE 201 - Introductory Macroeconomics
  • MBE 202 - Introductory Microeconomics
  • MBE 203 - Accounting I
  • MBE 204 - Accounting II
  • ISP 101 - Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • MBE 301 - Principles of Management: A Project Approach
  • MBE 316 - Marketing Principles
  • MBE 322 - Financial Management
  • MBE 400 - Seminar in Managerial Ethics

Additional Required Course

  • MATH 210 - Introductory Statistics
  • Environment: Select one of the following:
    • EES 133 - Environmental Geology with Lab
    • ENG/ENVS 306 - Ecopoetry
    • ENG/ENVS 410 - Environmental Writings
    • ENVS 106 - Humans, the Environment, and Sustainability
    • ENVS/PHIL 304 - Environmental Ethics
    • ENVS/POLS 326 - Environmental Policy Analysis

 

General Management

  • MBE 315 - Managing Diversity in Organizations
  • MBE Elective - Any MBE 300 or 400 elective course
  • MBE 406/407 - Senior Seminar

Marketing

  • COMM 326 - Persuasion and the Media
  • MBE 348 - Marketing Management: Integrated Marketing Communications
  • MBE 406/407 - Senior Seminar

Supply Chain Management

  • MBE 350 - Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • MBE 360 - Operations Management
  • MBE 406/407 - Senior Seminar

Career Outcomes

  • Business Operations

    Businesses need smart, skilled people to work with vendors and help supply chains run smoothly, and your online bachelor’s in business gives you the skills to step into these kinds of roles. With VWU, you can help take a company’s operations to the next level.

  • Finance

    Businesses need smart, skilled people to work with vendors and help supply chains run smoothly, and your online bachelor’s in business gives you the skills to step into these kinds of roles. With VWU, you can help take a company’s operations to the next level.

  • Health Services Management

    Businesses need smart, skilled people to work with vendors and help supply chains run smoothly, and your online bachelor’s in business gives you the skills to step into these kinds of roles. With VWU, you can help take a company’s operations to the next level.

  • Entrepreneurship

    All entrepreneurs need help getting their new business venture started, and nobody can do everything. With the skills you learn from VWU, you’ll be able to get on the ground floor of up-and-coming startups so you can position yourself to take charge one day.

  • Marketing

    Part of business is communicating your company’s message. The communication skills you’ll learn at VWU will help you craft marketing messages and ensure a company’s voice doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.

Why VWU Online

Successful Alumni

More than 90 percent of our alumni are working or in graduate school within 1 year of graduation.

Highly Qualified Faculty

90 percent of our professors have attained the highest degree in their fields.

Military-Friendly

Virginia Wesleyan University is a Yellow Ribbon school, and we have a dedicated Veterans Service Team.

Streamlined Admission

Admission decisions are made on the basis of a review of the applicant's undergraduate transcript. No SAT, ACT, or GMAT required!

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete our online application.
  2. Applicants who have not yet completed 12 semester hours of college work must submit an official high school transcript and SAT/ACT score, and an official college transcript from all colleges and universities previously attended. Applicants who have not taken an SAT or ACT may be admitted on the basis of an evaluation of high school coursework. Applicants who are not high school graduates may be admitted on the basis of GED test results.
  3. Applicants who have successfully completed 12 or more semester hours of college work must submit official college transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Generally, individuals transferring to Virginia Wesleyan must present a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

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