Business Administration and Economics


A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is a well-rounded degree which prepares students for careers in the public, private, and government sectors as well as opportunities to further their education in graduate school.

The quality of the USC Upstate business program is recognized globally through accreditation by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Less than one-third of U.S. business programs and 10 percent of business programs worldwide have been awarded AACSB accreditation. Students graduating with an Upstate degree may rightfully claim to be graduates of an internationally recognized program.

The Johnson College hosts a “Professionalism Series” each semester designed to foster and enhance professional development through workshops, teaching important business “soft skills” such as but not limited to: Networking skills, interviewing skills, professional attire, workplace and dining etiquette.

Through a dual degree agreement with the University of Applied Sciences at Landshut in Landshut, Germany, Johnson College students have the opportunity to study in Germany for an additional year, earning a Bachelor of International Business degree from the University at Landshut.


Students may pursue one of six majors within the program:

  • Accounting
  • Economics/Finance
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Management
  • Marketing  
  • Students may choose from among six majors, which include Accounting, Economics and Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, and Marketing. Core courses taught within each major include subjects from:

    • Accounting
    • Statistical Analysis
    • Organizational Management
    • Business Information Systems
    • Business Law
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Operations Management
    • Marketing
    • International Business/Economics/Marketing
    • Strategic Management

    Our dual degree agreement with the University of Applied Sciences at Landshut in Germany will allow you to earn your Bachelor of International Business after one year of study in Germany.

  • Both business professionals and leaders in higher education praise the importance and benefits of student internships. In the Johnson College, students may earn as much as six hours of credit (three hours per separate internship) toward their degree through internships.

    Supplemental funding for internship learning opportunities is provided through the William S. Moore, II, Palmetto Professorship.

    Students at Upstate have fulfilled internship opportunities at a variety of local and national organizations including:

    • BMW
    • ScanSource
    • Hubbell Lighting
    • Enterprise Holdings
    • AFL
    • Advance America
    • American Credit Acceptance Corporation
    • LEL International
    • HTI Solutions
    • Michelin
    • Spartanburg Regional Heathcare System
    • Greenville Hospital System
    • The Dräxlmaier Group
    • Walt Disney World
    • Jacksonville (Florida) Sharks
  • Our graduates become successful and productive leaders in organizations along the I-85 corridor, throughout South Carolina, and in the global business community. In addition to the many who launch their own ventures as entrepreneurs, a small sample of the respected organizations where you’ll find graduates of the program include:

    • adidas Group
    • Advance America
    • American Credit Acceptance
    • BMW
    • Draxlmaier
    • Each of the “Big Four” accounting firms
    • IBM
    • Lockheed Martin
    • Michelin
    • TD Bank