BS in Business Administration - Online
At A Glance
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Online program Start Dates
Sunday, August 21, 2016
About the Program
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.
* Courses for the concentration are only available online. Concentrations available to those students under the 2012 Catalog or later. Course availability determined by established elective schedule. See elective course schedule here (PDF).
Human Resource Management Concentration
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Human Resource Management equips students for developing and managing an organization’s employees. It allows students to integrate the strategic role of human resource management with other operational and business functions within the organization.
This concentration helps students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and prepares them for service in personnel administration, development, and training of employees in diverse settings. Southern Wesleyan University’s BSBA with the 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.
The BSBA with an HRM concentration is a great choice for you if you:
- Enjoy interacting with and serving people at all levels of an organization
- Have or seek to develop problem-solving skills
- Like to manage multiple needs of individual employees, groups and organizational stakeholders
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 for you 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
Supply Chain Management Concentration
A Supply Chain Management concentration enables the student to align organizational and supply chain goals resulting in optimal resource allocation, asset utilization, customer service, systems flexibility and profitability. The field of Supply Chain Management involves creating efficiencies in the supply chain that encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, operations and logistics management. Supply chain management involves coordination and collaboration with channel partners. Students will be introduced to how suppliers, intermediaries, third-party providers, and customers are integrated in management of supply and demand both within and across companies.
The BSBA with a Supply Chain Management concentration is a great choice for you 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
"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
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Our graduates have landed jobs at:
- Edward Jones
- Ernst and Young
- Elliot Davis
- Jackson Marketing Group
- Marketplace Staffing
- Queensborough Bank
- Enterprise Rental
- Pickens County School District
- Verizon Wireless
- Home Depot
- First Citizens Bank
- Tri-County Technical College
- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
At the end of the program, students may be required to complete a comprehensive examination designated by the program. Students should consult the School of Business for specific details and requirements.