The BSBA with a major in General Business, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, will give you the versatility you need to enter any segment of the business world. The basic skills you achieve through this program will be applicable in many different industries, such as government, real estate or business services. You will gain an understanding of how to run a business, including management skills, business research skills, and the use of financial data. The program is entirely online, making it easy to pursue advanced education in conjunction with your busy work schedule.
The BSBA with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, will prepare you for careers in hotel and restaurant operations, hospitality, tourism, event planning, and more. If you are a communicator and enjoy leading a team, you can work anywhere in the world with this degree. You will learn general business, as well as leadership and management skills, including revenue management and customer relations management. Our program will get you on the right track for an exciting career in the service industry, leading to a wide variety of career possibilities, including restaurants, theme parks, resorts, cruise lines, casinos, and sports venues.
The BSBA with a major in Marketing, offered by the John Chambers School of Business and Economics, will prepare you for a successful career as a marketing professional in this constantly evolving industry. Every course in our program emphasizes “learning by doing” and features hands-on, real-world activities to give you the skills you need. Our innovative curriculum will give you a strong background in strategic marketing management and the different elements used by firms and in-house teams. The courses integrate global, societal and sustainability aspects of the marketplace, as well as the public and not-for-profit sector.
The Doctorate of Business Administration in Accounting degree, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, serves experienced accounting professionals who may be considering careers in academia, consulting, or in advanced professional positions. The DBA is carefully constructed to provide students with a foundation in research, an in-depth exposure to the accounting literature, and a supportive environment through faculty guidance and mentorship. The online curriculum is augmented by optional on-campus residences and allows students to maintain momentum in their career while pursuing their doctoral degree.
The Master of Science in Business Cybersecurity Management offered by the WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics is designed to address the significant need for cybersecurity talent. There are over 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the US that are not filled, and cybersecurity job postings are up to 74 percent in the last five years, according to a 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics study. The degree is built to equip the motivated student with the toolkit to engage, lead and own the cybersecurity business career path. You will be prepared to hold a number of diverse positions, to include security analyst, network security engineer, information security manager and security administrator.
The Master of Science in Business Data Analytics offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics is located at the intersection of prescriptive analytics and data science for business. Prescriptive analytics uses techniques from operations research, operations management and global supply chain to help businesses achieve better decisions. Data science for business entails the use of data management technologies, data mining, machine learning and visualization techniques to help organizations better use the large-scale data they collect to optimize business outcomes. You will be qualified to answer the industry’s demand for a skilled pool of graduates who can apply data science to solve business challenges.
The newly formed WVU John Chambers School of Business and Economics M.S. Economics is a 30-credit hour program, delivered fully online, that can be completed in one year. The flexible format allows students to maintain momentum in their career while pursuing their degree. Our M.S. Economics graduates will be high-level quantitative economists with the ability to analyze complex policy issues using modern data analysis and econometric methods. Graduates will not only have the technical skills in demand by national employers, they will be able to apply their learning to a large and diverse set of policy issues within our areas of program expertise, such as public finance, health economics, and regional economics.
The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (FAFE), offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, will prepare you for careers in financial fraud investigation. WVU leads the way in developing the national curriculum for fraud and forensic accounting programs on behalf of the National Institute of Justice and there is currently a high demand for professionals with these skills. You will experience rigorous, hands-on training by professionals in the field and will take part in moot court exercises. Very few schools offer a multi-course certificate program of this kind and our program is one of the best in the country.
The Master of Science in Forensic and Fraud Examination offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics leads the way in developing the national curriculum for fraud and forensic accounting programs on behalf of the National Institute of Justice. You will study curriculum that teaches you how to detect, uncover, and prove fraud and other financial crimes by businesses and employees. By gaining an interdisciplinary skill set which covers business, law, cost accounting, taxation, and data technology, you will gain real-world expertise in fraud and financial crime examination.
The Healthcare Master of Business Administration, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, is for those seeking a career in the field, or for current healthcare professionals who want to expand their skillset to take on leadership roles within their organization. The healthcare industry in the United States is projected to grow to 19.4 percent of the GDP by 2027. Professional opportunities are also expected to grow by 20 percent over the next decade. The industry needs trained leaders to manage diverse teams, to successfully navigate the business of healthcare, to lead across the many challenging transitions, and to provide innovative solutions that improve the healthcare system in order to more readily support positive outcomes.
The Master of Science in Human Resource Leadership offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics focuses on giving students advanced professional knowledge, data-driven decision-making skills, and leadership capabilities. Graduates will be positioned to compete in a growing market and see continued upward movement along their career path. They will be subject matter experts with the ability to make data-driven managerial decisions and will possess the skills to assume leadership roles within their organizations. This includes both the technical human resource leadership skills in demand by national employers, as well as the “people” skills frequently absent from on-the-job training.
Earn your bachelor's degree online from a renowned and accredited program that combines the complementary business and communications fields of advertising, marketing and public relations to give you the skills to succeed in an exciting and expanding field.
The Master of Business Administration offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics delivers results for students by offering exciting experiential-learning projects, consultative engagements, and opportunities to develop enhanced business acumen - yielding the essential professional skills that are needed for top job placement. Accredited, affordable and unique, our Carnegie Research Level 1 (R1) MBA program is forging new paths for students via experiential learning projects, consultative engagements and entrepreneurial thinking.
The School of Nursing and the John Chambers College of Business and Economics offer a dual master's degree to give students the skills and knowledge to serve as nurse leaders. This low-residency degree program is offered predominately online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats, and includes four 3-4 day residencies to enhance experiential learning and understanding of the curriculum content. Graduates of the MSN/MBA program work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, nonprofit organizations and the public sector. The degree requires 57 credit hours for completion.