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Online Business Administration Degree (BS)


Online Business Administration Degree (BS)





Go further when you earn your Bachelor’s in Business Administration online.

Ready to take the lead? It all starts here. Our online bachelor’s degree program is just what you need to land a career in the world of business. And at SWU, you’ll learn what it takes to lead a company to the next level while gaining an understanding of business ethics rooted in Christianity.

Our 100% online program provides hands-on experience and exposes you to:

  • Business Theory
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Statistics

Not to mention, our top-performing program is regionally accredited, flexible and taught by real-world experts. Ready to take the next step? We have faith in you. Apply here. 


Customize your online BSBA degree.

What kind of business leader will you be? At SWU, you can pick a path that aligns with what you’re passionate about.

Economics and Finance

Under our Economics and Finance concentration, you’ll develop the necessary skills for a career as a financial analyst, financial services sales agent, financial examiner or financial manager. Your coursework will cover topics such as:

  • Single and multivariable derivatives
  • Forecasting statistics
  • Managerial economics
  • Banking
  • Financial markets
  • Investment analysis
General Business

If you’re looking for an immersion into the business world, you can take any combination of at least four (4) courses totaling 12 hours (minimum) from our approved business courses or via accepted transfer credit. Approved classes designated with prefixes such as ACCT, BUSI, ECON, MKMT and MGMT, beyond core requirements, may be used to fulfill the 12 hours of concentration courses and help you dive into the business world.

Human Resources Management

With a concentration in Human Resource Management, you’ll learn best practices for the development and supervision of an organization’s employees. Choose this path if you:

  • Enjoy interacting with and serving people at all levels of an organization
  • Want to develop your problem-solving skills
  • Like to manage multiple needs of individual employees or groups

Our BSBA with Human Resource Management Concentration fully aligns with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 340 programs in 259 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Under our Management concentration, you’ll learn to make sound decisions and oversee operations while developing the skills necessary to advance to the highest levels of any business.

The Management concentration is a great choice if you:

  • Enjoy managing processes, resources and people
  • Have or want to develop problem-solving skills
  • Look for flexibility and like to adapt to different environments

Our Marketing concentration will help prepare you for one of the most versatile career paths. This program takes a deep dive into market research, integrated marketing communications and brand strategy. The result? You’ll become a creative, problem-solving professional that’s ready to help organizations everywhere tell their stories.

Supply Chain Management

Our Supply Chain Management concentration will teach you how to become a sourcing and logistics expert. Help companies optimize their processes and find ways to become more profitable. You’ll learn firsthand how suppliers, intermediaries, third-party providers and customers influence the management of supply and demand both within and across companies.

The BSBA with a Supply Chain Management concentration is a great choice if you:

  • Have an interest in managing processes and materials in a supply chain
  • Have or want to develop analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Enjoy planning and coordinating functions within an organization


Hear about BSBA graduate Vanessa Miller and her journey to starting her own business.


Graduate Experience

Join the ranks of successful SWU business grads! Program alumni have gone on to work for companies you may have heard of, like:

  • Cars.com
  • Edward Jones
  • Elliot Davis
  • Enterprise Rental
  • Ernst and Young
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Home Depot
  • Jackson Marketing Group
  • KPMG
  • Marketplace Staffing
  • Pickens County School District
  • Queensborough Bank
  • Tri-County Technical College
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Wal-Mart
The low student-faculty ratio fosters an ideal learning environment that allows students to connect better with both professors and classmates. Learning to work cooperatively with other classmates equipped me with group skills that are essential in life and business."
Kyle Blackwell, BSBA Graduate
"At SWU, you learn life skills and life lessons. For me, it fostered intangibles like communication, responsiveness, integrity, trust and confidence. I would not have had the confidence to take on an Ivy League graduate school or the world's business and financial hub in Manhattan if not for the confidence developed and nurtured at SWU."
Alex Baxter, BSBA Graduate


At the end of the program, you may be required to complete a comprehensive examination designated by the program. Consult the School of Business for specific details and requirements.



Admission Requirements for Online Associate and Bachelor Programs

  • Submission of a completed application
  • An official high school transcript if transferring fewer than 15 credit hours from accredited colleges or universities. Minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Home school students must provide evidence of membership in an approved home school association and provide an official transcript with a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; otherwise, applicant must submit GED scores.
  • Transfer students who have attended other colleges or universities must provide official transcripts from each school attended. Students must have earned a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for all college work attempted.
  • Submission of all military transcripts, if applicable.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers can do this evaluation, and National Association of Credential Evaluation Services provides a list of approved agencies. From the NACES list, Southern Wesleyan recommends using World Education Services or Josef Silny.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet the official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test), or demonstrate equivalent evidence of proficiency in English, such as an overall band score of 6.0 or higher on the IELTS test.
  • Satisfactory interview with a designated committee or academic division, if required.

Learn more about transfer credits from accredited colleges and universities.

Have questions? We can help. Connect with an admissions representative at 864-644-5550 or  .

Notice of Nondiscrimination

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Southern Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The university reserves its right to operate as a church-related institution and to develop policies consistent with the religious tenets of its sponsoring denomination, The Wesleyan Church.

Additional information related to SWU’s non-discrimination policies include:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Sexual Misconduct Policy (Title IX)

Online Student Graduation

Commencement ceremonies are held on SWU’s campus twice a year in May and December. Online graduates who complete their degree program of study at the conclusion of the summer semester will have their degrees conferred at the December graduation. Letters of completion are available to graduates who wish to confirm to their employers that they have completed their degree program upon request through the Office of Academic Records ( ). We look forward to celebrating with you soon!