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Online Business Administration Degree (BS)

Earn your Bachelor's in Business Administration online from an accredited Christian university.

This online bachelor's degree program prepares you 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. You will be exposed to a mix of business theory, hands-on experience, problem solving techniques and the principles of servant leadership. You will also become knowledgeable in the areas of accounting, business law, economics, finance, management, marketing, statistics and strategy. 

If you want to earn an online degree from a university that listens to its students, and you are ready to find your passion and purpose in life, SWU is for you.

Students enrolled at SWU will benefit from:

100% online degree program
Christian values at the center of every course
Self-paced course work and flexible deadlines
A dedicated, personal success coach
Ability to apply real-world knowledge
Open communication with classmates and professors

SWU's top-performing BSBA degree program is regionally accredited, taught by real-world experts, and offers the flexibility to earn as you learn.

Customize your online bsba degree


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 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
Economics and Finance

The Economics and Finance concentration for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program equips students for a growing field of careers in finance and economics. This program will also better prepare students for certain graduate programs. During their degree program, students develop the skills necessary for positions such as financial analysts, financial services sales agents, financial examiners, and financial managers. These courses cover topics such as single and multivariable derivatives, forecasting statistics, managerial economics, banking, financial markets, and investment analysis.

General Business

Any combination of at least four (4) courses totaling 12 hours (minimum) from approved business courses at Southern Wesleyan University 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.

Human Resources Management

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 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 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

The Marketing concentration for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program equips students for a growing field of careers in marketing for the international and digital age. During their degree program, students develop the skills necessary for market research, integrated marketing communications, and execution and management of marketing plans that align with the goals of a business’s strategic plan. This program prepares students to be leaders in problem-solving and trusted advisors to their businesses.

Supply Chain Management

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.

Named the number one Supply Chain Management program by, this degree 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
  • Are currently in a position of responsibility in supply chain, logistics, quality management or project management
  • Have plans to change careers in the areas of supply chain management or logistics

Best online college bachelors in supply chain management

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Online Program Start Dates

Monday, August 24, 2020
Monday, January 11, 2021

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


At a Glance

Your Future

Graduate Experience

Our graduates have gone into a number of careers and have held jobs with employers such as:

  • 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


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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.

Admission Requirements for Online Associate and Bachelor Programs

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • 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.

If you have any questions regarding admission requirements for your degree program, please contact an admissions representative at 877-644-5557 or .

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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.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Gender Non-Discrimination Policy (Title IX)