• Business Administration

    Charleston | Online

    Why UC

    Take part in the MBA Scholars Program, and get both your Bachelor’s degree and a Master in Business Administration degree in less than five years.

    You will have opportunities to study abroad to gain a global business perspective.

    This degree is offered online and in-seat.

    You can combine the Business Administration degree with our Entrepreneurship Minor.

    About Business Administration

    The world of business is fast paced, global and growing. And if your goal is to be part of this exciting world, our Business Administration major prepares you to meet the challenges of today’s business environment. You’ll be prepared for a career in a global community of rapid and constant change, and to provide leadership to a small business or a large corporation. Our uniquely designed program focuses on specific functional areas, so that you can meet your own goals, and be prepared for successful internships during your undergraduate years.



    What You'll Learn

    To prepare you to realize your business goals, you will study a wide range of accounting and business related topics, with an emphasis on problem-solving, analytical thinking and technology skills. You can also choose to focus on a marketing or management, and/or choose a specialization to further hone your skills. You can choose specialization/certifications in Financial Planning, Project Management and Lean Six Sigma (Green and Black Belt). Add a minor in Entrepreneurship to develop the knowledge to guide or start a small business.

    (All students in the School of Business and Leadership must take and pass the Educational Testing Service’s Major Fields Achievement Test for Business in the last semester of their senior year.)

    Admission Requirements

    Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston. A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.


    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    View our In-Seat Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.

    View our Online Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.

    Fact Sheet

    Download the Charleston Business Administration Fact Sheet

    Download the Online Business Administration Fact Sheet

    Find out more about this program by downloading our Fact Sheet – a brief view of what our program is all about.

    Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Download the Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Learn more about the course, curriculum, and graduation requirements.


    Job Opportunities



    Exciting Internships with area business and government organizations such as:

    • WV Governor’s Office
    • The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences,
    • WV Business Executive Magazine,
    • other regional and national internships and externships

    Graduate Programs

    Graduates from the University of Charleston have gone on to numerous graduate programs including:

    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • London School of Economics and Political Science
    • University of Kentucky
    • University of Charleston
    • University of Florida
    • West Virginia University
    • Marshall University
    • Xavier University


    Graduates from UC have also gone into the professional field to work with various companies including:

    • New York Life
    • BB&T
    • Wells Fargo Financial
    • Muscular Dystrophy Association
    • Verizon
    • State of West Virginia
    • Mythology
    • Morgan Stanley





    Enactus (formerly SIFE) is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.

    UC’s Enactus program is very involved both on and off campus, and accounting majors have been active participants and leaders. Recent projects address financial literacy and success skills, environmental sustainability, entrepreneurship, business and personal ethics, and market economics.



    Program Faculty

    Kim Shin
    Dr. Kim Shin

    Business Administration Program Director

    Melissa Farrish
    Melissa Farrish
    MBA, Ed.S.

    Associate Professor

    Suvayan De
    Suvayan De

    Associate Professor

    Jacob Tenney
    Jacob A. Tenney
    Ph.D., CFP®

    Associate Professor