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Business Studies Major (B.S.B.)

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) degree is a fully online, accredited bachelor's degree in business. The program provides students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for advancement in business.

The program is available to first-year students, students who have completed a two-year associate's degree program (90 or more quarter hours or 60 or more semester hours) from an accredited community college, regional campus, or technical college, and students who seek to further their education by completing the requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

For the student with an associate degree, the program integrates the general and technical skills developed within associate degree programs with the professional skills and dispositions inculcated in a Bachelor of Business degree program. With appropriate advising, students will take a sequence of courses that will:

  1. meet Ohio University's General Education and baccalaureate degree requirements,
  2. follow naturally from and amplify the learning experiences in their associate degree subject areas, and
  3. qualify them for an immediate career in business or for entry into a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the applied management major, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate business thinking by applying general business concepts to strategic decision-making situations.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking by exploring issues, ideas, and events before accepting or formulating conclusions.
  • Demonstrate integrative learning by using knowledge of core business disciplines to make connections among ideas and experiences.
  • Demonstrate positive workplace attitudes through composure, energy/drive, high standards, integrity, and a results orientation.
  • Demonstrate problem solving by designing, evaluating, and implementing a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary for advancement in their chosen business career. The fundamental objective of the program is to provide the business skills and values necessary for success in the complex business environment.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic Catalog

Program Details

Bachelor of Science in Business


College of Business 

Copeland Hall 214

Athens, OH 45701

Phone: 740.593.2042

Administrative Contact

Brian Hoyt, contact person