Business Administration – Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Program Type: Major
Program Level: Undergraduate
Department: Majors

The need for sharp, innovative, ethical business leaders and thinkers is as great today as it’s ever been. These are precisely the kind of graduates you’ll find coming out of the George Dean Johnson Jr. College of Business and Economics.

One of Fewer Than 10 Percent of Business Programs Worldwide Accredited by AACSB International – The Assocation to Advance College Schools of Business

As a student in the program, you’ll benefit from the LEED Silver-certified facilities at “The George,” including smart classrooms, stock trading lab, and distance learning classrooms. Our Professionalism Series offers workshops and training in critical business skills like networking, interviewing, and workplace etiquette.

The program’s faculty includes seasoned business leaders who have executive experience at places like Duke Energy, KPMG, Milliken, Koch Industries, and many others. The George also features a start-up incubator that’s helped students launch businesses that have earned more than $85 million in revenues. These are just a few reasons our graduates have scored at an impressive 75th percentile nationally in the Major Field Test in Business exam.

For more information, visit the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business 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.

    Our Silver LEED-certified facilities at the Johnson College host state of the art “smart” classrooms, a stock trading lab, and telepresence equipped distance learning classrooms as well as designated student study areas.

    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 choose from one of five areas of concentration, which include accounting, economics and finance, general business administration, management, and marketing. Core courses include:

    • 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