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.

Business Studies

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.
OR
in Baking & Pastry Arts
OR
in Culinary Arts
Third and fourth years:
Credits
Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting4.5
ACCT1220Managerial Accounting4.5
FISV2000Finance4.5
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions4.5
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I4.5
MGMT1001Contemporary Business Management I4.5
MGMT2001Human Resource Management4.5
MRKT1001Principles of Marketing4.5
Major Courses
ECON1001Macroeconomics4.5
MGMT1002Contemporary Business Management II4.5
MGMT4020Strategic Management4.5
MGMT4030Senior Business Capstone4.5
Major Elective
One course at the 3000 level or higher from the following disciplines: ENTR, IBUS, MGMT, RMGT.4.5
A&S Core Experience
Integrative Learning 9
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
Mathematics4.5
Statistics
Social Sciences 9
Microeconomics
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives4.5
One course with an EASC attribute at the 3000 level or higher.
Total Credits94.5
Four-Year Credit Total184.5-190.5

Prerequisites

ENG1020English Composition4.5
ENG1021Advanced Composition and Communication4.5
ENG1030Communication Skills4.5
MATH1002A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)4.5
ScienceOne course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI4.5
A&S ElectiveOne course with an EASC attribute4.5

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.