Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major: General Business


The online undergraduate degree in General Business, offered through the WVU College of Business and Economics, gives students an overall understanding of business and how organizations operate. They also learn business and management skills, including the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data. Graduates of this program are well prepared to enter corporate management training programs, or to apply their skills to virtually any industry.

Students must be admitted to the College of Business and Economics during the Fall, Spring, or Summer terms. They will plan a customized curriculum with their advisors, taking 30 credits of upper-level business courses, but no more than 9 credits in any specific discipline.

General business majors choose upper-level business course electives from accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, marketing, management information systems, and organizational leadership courses.

Management courses include hospitality and tourism, small business, international business, and human resources management.

Admissions Requirements

Contact Susan Maczko, to discuss eligibility.


West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.



Courses Required


Total Credit Hours

Course Formats

  • Online Courses

Estimated Tuition and Fees

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major: General Business requires 120 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $369.

Residents and Non-Residents
Estimated Tuition Based on Credit Hours
Credit Hours Cost
1 $369
3 $1,107
6 $2,214
9 $3,321

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.

Next Start Date: January 13, 2020    Apply Now


What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major: General Business?

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the BSBA in General Business have access to the WVU College of Business and Economics Center for Career Development. The CCD helps students with resume writing, interview prep and finding internships and full-time employment. For more information, visit

Graduates of the Online BSBA in General Business may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

General and Operations Managers

Projected Growth: 5-8% *Bright Outlook

Business Continuity Planners

Projected Growth: 5-8% *Bright Outlook

Business Intelligence Analyst

Projected Growth: 2-4%

Agents and Business Managers

Projected Growth: 2-4%

Business Professor

Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook


Projected Growth: 10-14% *Bright Outlook

Sales Representative

Projected Growth: 5-9%

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