Business Studies - BS
The Business Studies bachelor’s degree program offers a general business education to individuals already holding an associate degree or equivalent in any field. Earning the bachelor’s degree will generally require two additional years of study.
The program’s coursework builds a basic foundation by exposing students to relevant areas of accounting, business law, economics, information technology, marketing and management. Students also tailor their degree by selecting a focus area that best suits their unique goals. Potential focus areas may include operations management, human resources, international business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Students also take courses through the College of Arts & Sciences to help ensure they acquire skills important for professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Apply the major concepts, skills and values of business administration.
- Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations through a variety of professional methods within business administration.
- Use decision-support tools to resolve contemporary business issues using ethical business practices.
- Present alternative solutions to business problems.
- Identify and analyze the effects of global forces within the business environment.
Upon graduation, students may navigate into one of many industries. In addition to gaining the general business competencies and skills desired by employers, students may use their Business Studies focus area and/or associate degree education and training to position themselves for unique careers of interest.
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree for graduates of two-year associate degree programs
|First two years:||90-96|
|Associate degree or equivalent. Students must meet program's prerequisite requirements listed below.|
|in Baking & Pastry Arts|
|in Culinary Arts|
|Third and fourth years:|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||4.5|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I||4.5|
|MGMT1001||Contemporary Business Management I||4.5|
|MGMT2001||Human Resource Management||4.5|
|MRKT1001||Principles of Marketing||4.5|
|MGMT1002||Contemporary Business Management II||4.5|
|MGMT4030||Senior Business Capstone||4.5|
|One course at the 3000 level or higher from the following disciplines: ENTR, IBUS, MGMT, RMGT.||4.5|
|A&S Core Experience|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level.
|Arts and Humanities||9|
|Ethics: A Global Perspective|
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT or REL
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
One course with an EASC attribute at the 3000 level or higher.
|Four-Year Credit Total||185.5-191.5|
|ENG1021||Advanced Composition and Communication||4.5|
|MATH1002||A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)||4.5|
|Science||One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI||4.5|
|A&S Elective||One course with an EASC attribute||4.5|
Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.
‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte or Online.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication.
In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of options for major, Arts & Science and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.