Online Bachelor of Science in Business
Ohio University's Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) is a fully online degree program designed to prepare students for business careers in marketing, human resources, supply chain management or technical project management. This AACSB-accredited (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) program is also an excellent foundation for entry into a Master of Business Administration program.
This program is transfer-friendly for those with previous college credits but can also be completed 100% online, with no previous college coursework required. Students will earn a high-quality bachelor’s degree in business plus a certificate or minor, while developing leadership and supervisory skills, learning to assess business risk and understand competitive challenges. The program’s flexible online format allows you to pace your classes to fit your life and career.
Ohio University is ranked the top college in Ohio for online education by onlinecolleges.com.
Flexible Online Format
With asynchronous coursework and flexible advising, you can earn this degree on your own schedule. You can start whenever you’re ready – fall, spring or summer semesters.
Admission to the program as a freshman applicant requires successful attainment of a high school diploma, state-recognized high school equivalent or GED.
Transfer applicants must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher from all institutions previously attended to be considered for admission. If you have completed fewer than 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours of university or college coursework, you must also submit your high school transcript for evaluation.
What courses will you take?
Study general business concepts like marketing principles, business ethics, accounting, and economics while also taking courses that fit your specific career goals through the selection of a minor or certificate.
Students are required to complete 30 credit hours of pre-major with a 2.0 or better overall GPA:
- MATH 1200 College Algebra (3) or MATH 1350 Survey of Calculus (3) or MATH 1060 Quantitative Reasoning (3) or MATH 1500 Introductory Statistics (3)
- ACCT 1010 Foundations of Accounting (3) or ATCH 1030 Financial Accounting Procedures (3)
- ACCT 1020 Decision Making with Accounting (3) or ATCH 1040 Managerial Accounting Procedures (3)
- ECON 1030 Microeconomics (3) or ECON 1000 Survey of Economics (3)
- BA 1500 Introduction to Business Communication and Professional Skills (3)
- QBA 1721 Introduction to Information Analysis and Descriptive Analytics (Non-major) (3) or QBA 1720 Introduction to Information Analysis and Descriptive Analytics (3) or QBA 2720 Business Analytics (3)
- MGT 2000 Introduction to Management (3) or BMT 1100 Introduction to Management (3) or MGT 2100 Introduction to Management and Organization (3)
- MKT 2020 Marketing Principles (3) or BMT 1400 Concepts of Marketing (3) or MKT 2400 Introduction to Marketing Management (3)
- BMT 2000 Introduction to Business Computing (3)
- BUSL 2000 Law and Society or BUSL 2550 The Legal Environment of Business (3)
Students are required to complete major requirements with a 2.0 or better overall GPA in the following:
- SAM 3000 Managing Systems and Projects (3)
- SAM 3010 Managing Processes and Supply Chains (3)
- SAM 3020 Consumer Marketing (3)
- SAM 3050 Supervision Management (3)
- SAM 3100 Financial Management (3)
- SAM 4700 Managing Strategically (3)
Business Skills and Experience
- SAM 3030 Introduction to BSB and Career Development (1)
- MGT 3640 Cultural Intelligence in Business (1)
- BA 3900 Topics in Business Ethics (1)
- SAM 3905 Internship and Career Preparation (1)
- SAM 3910 Internship (1-3)
Approved Certificate or Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete one approved certificate or minor (15-18 credit hours).
- Marketing Minor (15 hours)
- Human Resource Management Certificate (15 hours)
- Supply Chain Management Certificate (15 hours)
- Technical Project Management Certificate (18 hours)
Note: Courses fulfilling both pre-major or major requirements and certificate or minor requirements may be double counted to complete both requirements.
Complete a total of 30 semester hours of courses at the 3000 level or above. Note: All 3000 – 4000 level courses taken in residence or transferred may apply toward this requirement.