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Online General Business

Having a hard time choosing just one area of business? General Business allows you to choose from many different career paths and customize your curriculum to meet your goals.

Interested in general business, but want to earn your degree at your convenience? Our Online General Business (BSBA) program is designed to meet your needs with a customized curriculum–wherever you’re located. We will provide you with what you need for a typical online course, so you can get busy planning your future. 

The online undergraduate degree in General Business gives students an overall understanding of business and how organizations operate. You will learn business and management skills, including the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data. Graduates of this program are well prepared to enter corporate management training programs, or to apply their skills to virtually any industry.

Students must be admitted to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics during the Fall, Spring, or Summer terms. You will plan a customized curriculum with their advisors, taking 30 credits of upper-level business courses, but no more than 9 credits in any specific discipline.

General business majors choose upper-level business course electives from accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, marketing, management information systems, and organizational leadership courses.


Cost and Aid

Tuition and fees for 2019-2020 are $369 for both residents and non-residents.

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Careers

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the BSBA in General Business have access to the WVU College of Business and Economics Center for Career Development. The CCD helps students with resume writing, interview prep and finding internships and full-time employment. For more information, visit  business.wvu.edu/careers.


Graduates of the Online BSBA in General Business may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.


  • General and Operations Managers
    • Growth: 5-8%  | Median Salary: $99,310
  • Business Continuity Planners
    • Growth: 5-8%  | Median Salary: $69,040
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
    • Growth: 2-4%  | Median Salary: $86,510
  • Agents and Business Managers
    • Growth: 2-4%  | Median Salary: $62,080
  • Correctional Officer
    • Growth: 2-4%  | Median Salary: $42,820
  • Probation Officer
    • Growth: 2-4%  | Median Salary: $50,160
  • Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
    • Growth: 5-8%  | Median Salary: $59,680
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
    • Growth: 2-4%  | Median Salary: $66,540
  • Criminal Investigators & Special Agents
    • Growth: -1-1%  | Median Salary: $78,120
  • Education Administrator, Postsecondary
    • Growth: 9-13%  | Median Salary: $90,760
  • Medical & Health Service Managers
    • Growth: 14%  | Median Salary: $96,540 

Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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