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General Business

Our General Business graduates are able to motivate, lead, and inspire employees toward achieving organizational goals.

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General Business Programs

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Nonprofit Management

The Nonprofit Management minor provides students with a focused exploration of the unique aspects of the nonprofit sector. Tailored to complement diverse majors, this program imparts essential skills for success in nonprofit roles.

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Entrepreneurship

Gain the skills to build and manage a thriving business. You can conceive and validate a business idea and then launch this business, keeping the money you earn, or you can help local startups perform analyses and run an experiment.

bachelors

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Manage growth in existing organizations, including small and medium-sized enterprises, large corporations, family business and socially-orientated ventures by working closely with WVU’s Encova Center.

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General Business

Learn the basic fundamentals to gain an overall understanding of business and how organizations – large and small – operate, so that you can enter corporate management training programs or apply your skills to a variety of industries.

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General Business Minor

Pick up a General Business minor to gain a strong understanding of business and how organizations – large and small – operate, before you enter into your career.

bachelors

Global Supply Chain Management

Recognize the systemic and global nature of supply chain operations, so you can identify interdependencies critical to effectively manage and improve performance, strategically integrate processes and technology, and make ethical supply chain decisions.

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Hardy Family Hospitality and Tourism Management

Receive hands-on experience so that you are ready to lead a customer-focused team. You will acquire the skills you need for a career in the hotel, restaurant, event planning, theme park or management field.

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Hospitality and Tourism Minor

If you’re a strong communicator interested in the customer service side of business, then this minor is for you. You will learn the basic characteristics of tourism: structures, operations, as well as social and cultural aspects.

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Hardy Family Online Hospitality and Tourism

Receive hands-on work experience so that you are ready to lead a customer-focused team in one of the top 10 industries in the world in terms of revenue. You will be on the right track for a career in the hotel, restaurant, event planning, theme park or management field.

bachelors ONLINE/HYBRID

Online General Business

Learn the basic fundamentals to gain an overall understanding of business and how organizations – large and small – operate, so that you can enter corporate management training programs or apply your skills to a variety of industries.

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Organizational Leadership

With the opportunity to gain national and global experiences, you will learn the effective methods to handle conflict and negotiations, and to foster and lead organizational change, to be ready for a career in nonprofit, public or private leadership.

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Michael Walsh Ph.D.

Michael Walsh Ph.D.

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Related Minors

In the general business major, you can also add one of the many business minors to further specialize your degrees, as long as no more than six credit hours overlap between the major and minor requirements.

Minors

Careers

With a general business degree, you can take a position in areas such as government, real estate and business services, such as sales, project management, business analysis and management.

Careers

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Faculty and Student Spotlights

  • Ajay Aluri

    Interested in a hospitality career? Dr. Ajay "AJ" Aluri clears up some misconceptions about the industry.

    Director of the HIT Lab and associate professor of hospitality and tourism management

    About Ajay
  • Liz Sexton

    Hometown: Williamstown, WV

    Accounting and Finance

    About Liz
  • Britney Anglin

    Anglin is a junior economics major and political science minor from Pittsburgh, PA. She is involved in the WVU CEO Club, Career readiness program, Students of Color in Business, and is a Chambers Ambassador.

    Student Ambassador

    About Britney

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