BS in Business Administration

Below is the information for the traditional, residential BSBA program. For the adult evening and online BSBA, click here.


Designed by business professionals for students seeking to prepare themselves for an ever-changing business world.

This degree program prepares graduates to gain knowledge of business administration principles behind the functioning of a company or organization while developing a clear perception of business ethics based on Christian principles. Faculty professionals from many industries bring their academic and organizational experiences to the classroom through a challenging, engaging, relevant and faith-based curriculum. You will learn about finding your passion and purpose to become a responsible servant-leader in your organization and your community.

As a Business Administration major, you will learn how to apply theoretical concepts to actual business situations, use technology in decision-making, develop Christian servant-leadership principles, solve problems using collaborative techniques, and celebrate diversity in business environments.Business Administration majors will become comfortable with analysis of financial information behind the operation of a business or organization. You will become knowledgeable in the areas of accounting, business law, economics, finance, management, marketing, statistics and strategy.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in career-building activities outside of the classroom that allow them to put into practice much of what they learn through programs such as Enactus (entrepreneurial development) and VITA (tax preparation).

You might consider a Business Administration major if you seek a position in management or accounting for a business or organization and desire advancement within a company or organization with additional responsibilities and higher pay. This major is also helpful to those who wish to develop entrepreneurial skills necessary to start and operate their own business. 

Business Administration Courses


Why Business Administration at SWU?

Mentoring professors with strong experience from various business careers.

100% of our business administration students receive real-world business experiences through internships.

SWU consistently ranks in the global top 100 performers against other colleges in the "Business Strategy Game" - an online simulation where students run a company for 10 years over the course of 15 weeks.


Small Business and Entrepreneurship

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Small Business and Entrepreneurship focuses on the innovative thinking, interpersonal skills, and experience needed to launch and grow new businesses while also gaining valuable insights in respect to ethical business and management practices. Through this concentration, students can learn how to integrate their entrepreneurship interests with their desire to serve God and impact the world.

Management Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Management equips students for management and supervision of resources and operations in organizations. Effective management requires skilled coordination of people’s efforts and resources to accomplish an organization’s goals and objectives. This concentration maximizes students’ flexibility in career options and develops competencies for advancing into various levels of management positions.

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

  • Enjoy managing processes, resources and people
  • Have or want to develop problem-solving skills
  • Seek flexibility and wish to adapt to a variety of organizational environments

Accounting Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Accounting equips students for a wide array of careers in financial services. During their four-year degree program students develop the skills necessary for assessing and reporting on the profitability and financial health of a variety of organizations. This program prepares students to be leaders in problem-solving and trusted advisors to their businesses. Accountants continue to be highly sought after employees and among the top paid business professionals.

The BSBA with an Accounting concentration is a great choice if you:

  • Have the ability to quickly and accurately analyze facts and figures
  • Enjoy problem solving
  • Possess good organizational skills
  • Have a strong attention to detail



"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, class of 2008

"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, class of 2000


Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Banking
  • Business Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance Director
  • Financial Advisor
  • Office Management
  • Project Management
  • Retail Management
  • Sales
  • Small Business Management

graduate Schools

  • Southern Wesleyan University
  • Clemson University
  • University of South Carolina
  • Valdosta State University

Our graduates have landed jobs at:

  • KPMG
  • Edward Jones
  • Ernst and Young
  • Elliot Davis
  • Greenville Health System
  • Michelin
  • Duke Energy
  • Jackson Marketing Group
  • Marketplace Staffing
  • Queensborough Bank
  • Enterprise Rental
  • Pickens County School District
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Home Depot
  • Wal-Mart
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Tri-County Technical College
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga