BS in Business Administration

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


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. In the daytime, residential program, the degree is offered with concentrations in accounting or management.

As a Business Administration major, you will learn how to use technology in decision-making, develop Christian servant leadership principles, solve problems using collaborative techniques, and learn how to celebrate diversity in business environments. You will become knowledgeable in the areas of accounting, business law, economics, finance, management, marketing, statistics and strategy.

You might consider a Business Administration major if you seek a position in management or accounting for a business or organization, desire advancement within a company or organization with additional responsibilities and higher pay, or desire to learn more about management. This major is also helpful to those who wish to develop entrepreneurial skills necessary to start and operate their own business. Business Administration majors will become comfortable with analysis of financial information behind the operation of a business or organization.


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.

"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
  • Banker
  • Financial Advisor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance Director
  • Interactive Services Director
  • Manager

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
  • 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