Feb 29, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (SWU Online) (BS)

Federal CIP: 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the SWU Online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration are expected to meet the following program outcomes:

  • Business Communication:  Become effective in both oral and written communication;
  • Teamwork and Collaboration:  Demonstrate leadership in effective collaboration, interacting and contributing as a team member to meet stated goals;
  • Social and Corporate Responsibility:  Exercise the ability to articulate the impact of corporate social responsibility for business and society;
  • Ethics and Christian Servant Leadership:  Model a clear perception of business ethics based on Christian principles and utilize leadership skills that reflect Christian servant leadership principles;
  • Problem-Solving and Decision Making: Apply critical thinking skills to identify and solve problems using various analytical tools and technology.


Business Administration (SWU Online) BS Requirements


All students must choose at least one of the following concentrations as part of the BSBA degree requirements.  Completion of concentration courses requires a minimum grade of C-.

Economics and Finance

Foreign Language (6 credits)*

Choose one of the following (3 credits)

*Note about Foreign Languages

*Southern Wesleyan University does not offer foreign language courses every term; students may need to complete foreign language requirements at another institution or by examination (ex. CLEP, DSST, or AP). If foreign language courses are not offered while a student is enrolled, and the student is unable to complete the foreign language credits at another regionally accredited institution, the Dean of the Benson School of Business may approve alternative course substitutions to complete the foreign language requirements.  Appropriate alternative courses may include advanced history, geography, or courses about the differences/relationships across cultural and geographical boundaries.

General Business

Any combination of at least four (4) courses totaling 12 hours (minimum) from approved business courses at Southern Wesleyan University or via accepted transfer credit. Approved classes designated with prefixes such as ACCT, BUSI, ECON, FINC, FPLN, IBMT, MKMT and MGMT, beyond core requirements, may be used to fulfill the 12 hours of concentration courses.


In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for most bachelor’s degrees, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area. 


Core Curriculum  Requirements  40-44 hrs.

Major Requirements 45 hrs.

Concentration Requirements 12-21 hrs.

Electives 10-23 hrs.


Total: 120 hrs.