Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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Do you like solving complex problems? Are you a numbers person? If you would like to combine your love of mathematics and quantitative skills with getting a job as a manager or analyst in a business or government operation, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) is for you. The BSBA enables you to prepare for a graduate degree such as the MBA. You may choose from a specialization in Accounting or General Business.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is a traditional four-year degree in business. The BSBA provides a theoretical basis in the functional areas of business including accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing. The degree includes more emphasis on quantitative analysis and production and operations management. Business law, ethics, and diversity provide a background for an MBA or for CPA preparation.

Capstone Courses: At the end of the BSBA, you will complete a capstone course that is designed to get you ready for the job market. You will prepare your resume and explore the job search process. You will learn how to be a productive employee and the soft skills that are required for success.

Choose from one of the two concentrations: Accounting or General Business.

Admission Criteria 

Application to Apply

  1. Meet all General Admission or Transfer Admission requirements for WVU at Parkersburg.
  2. Earn an Associate degree from an accredited college or university.  (Provisional admission may be granted under certain circumstances.)
  3. Maintain a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for all courses transferred to or completed at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

Transfer of Credits

Students may transfer credits from college-level courses completed at other institutions subject to the following conditions: 

  • All BSBA degree program students must complete at least 32 hours of credits in residency at WVU Parkersburg, regardless of the number of course credits transferred.
  • Students with approved transfer credits must complete at least 45 credit hours of upper division business courses (numbered 300 and above), including all required major concentration courses. No credit will be awarded toward senior-level courses completed at a two-year institution.
  • Lower-level division credits that are now upper-division credits that were completed at Parkersburg Community College (PCC) prior to the Fall 1991 semester will not be accepted for upper-level credit.

BSBA Degree (Any Concentration)

Graduation Requirements: 

  • Complete 120 credit hours in courses outlined for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Administration in any of the following concentrations:  Accounting or General Business.
  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all General Education Foundation courses required for the degree.
  • Maintain minimum grade point average of 2.25 overall in all courses included in the Common Professional Component (CPC) Business Core. (See MyDegree for listing.)
  • Maintain minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all courses included in area of concentration.  (See MyDegree for listing.)
  • Residency Requirement:  Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at WVU Parkersburg, 24 of which must be upper division (numbered 300 and above) business courses.
  • Students pursuing both the BASBA and BSBA degrees must complete all course requirements for each degree to be eligible to earn a second bachelor’s degree.
  • Complete application for graduation, pay graduation fee, and file application in OLSIS prior to stated deadline. 

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

Graduation Requirements:   

  • Complete 60 credit hour from the AAS Business Administration curriculum.
  • Maintain minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all general education course requirements.
  • Maintain minimum grade point average of 2.25 in all Business Common Professional Component (CPC) courses. (See MyDegree for listing.)
  • Maintain minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the area of concentration.  (See MyDegree for listing.)
  • Residency Requirement:  Complete at least 16 credit hours at WVU at Parkersburg.
  • Complete application for graduation, pay graduation fee, and file application in OLSIS prior to stated deadline. 

Associate of Science in Business Administration

Graduation Requirements: 

  • Complete 60 credit hour from the AAS Business Administration curriculum.
  • Maintain minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all general education course requirements.
  • Maintain minimum grade point average of 2.25 in all Business Common Professional Component (CPC) courses. (See MyDegree for listing.)
  • Maintain minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the area of concentration.  (See MyDegree for listing.)
  • Residency Requirement:  Complete at least 16 credit hours at WVU at Parkersburg.
  • Complete application for graduation, pay graduation fee, and file application in OLSIS prior to stated deadline.

Certificate of Applied Science in Business Administration 

Graduation Requirements:

  • Complete 30 credit hours in courses outlined.
  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all General Education Foundation courses required for the degree.
  • Maintain minimum grade point average of 2.25 overall in all courses included in the Common Professional Component (CPC) Business Core  (See Grade Point Average – Common Professional Core box above.)
  • Maintain minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all courses included in area of concentration.  (See Grade Point Average – CAS Specialization Courses box above.)
  • Residency Requirement:  Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at WVU Parkersburg, 12 of which must be business courses.
  • Complete application for graduation, pay graduation fee, and file application in OLSIS prior to stated deadline.

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