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Department of General Business

General Business

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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Why Business?

At West Virginia University's John Chambers College of Business and Economics we're doing things differently. Take the first step today to transform your future. We will help you get to where you want to be in the business world. Join today and be a part of our story.

Interested in business, but not sure what path is right for you?

Our General Business major allows you to choose from many different career paths and customize your curriculum to meet your goals. By majoring in General Business, you will: learn the basic business fundamentals to prepare you for corporate management training, gain an overall understanding of business and how organizations operate, and be prepared to enter corporate management training programs.

First Ascent

Are you ready to find adventure, cultivate meaningful relationships, and prioritize work-life balance while simultaneously advancing your career? The First Ascent community is specifically designed to help you propel your remote or hybrid career in the mountains of West Virginia – in the Morgantown Area, Eastern Panhandle, Greater Elkins, Greenbrier Valley or Huntington. Graduates who accept a full-time, remote, remote- first, or hybrid job offer are eligible to apply for this unique two-year program launching Summer 2023.


Placement Rate

Of our undergraduates get placed within 6 months of graduation.

Based on class of '22 - 80% response/knowledge rate


Of General Business students go into Sales.

  • Offered fully online
  • Pursue graduate school, such as a master’s degree in Human Resource Management or earn your MBA
  • After completing your pre-business curriculum, complete business course electives focusing on three areas from any of our undergraduate programs

Latest News

  1. Three Visionary Executives Inducted into West Virginia Business Hall of Fame 2024 Class

    The West Virginia Business Hall of Fame has chosen three accomplished leaders in adventure tourism, insurance and human resources as inductees into its 2024 class:

  2. May 2024 Graduation: A New Journey Begins

    The close of a semester brings the commencement of another class of future business leaders. 

  3. WVU Students Unlock Cybersecurity Potential in NATO-Sponsored International Competition

    In April 2024, a team of West Virginia University students participated in one of the world’s premier cybersecurity competitions, held for the first time on WVU’s campus. 


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