Jul 17, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

Business Studies Major (B.S.B.)

Major code BS6108 (BS6109 for Regional Campuses/eCampus)

College of Business  
Copeland Hall 214
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2042

Brian Hoyt, contact person

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) degree is a fully online, accredited bachelor’s degree in business. The program provides students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for advancement in business.

The program is available to first-year students, students who have completed a two-year associate’s degree program (90 or more quarter hours or 60 or more semester hours) from an accredited community college, regional campus, or technical college, and students who seek to further their education by completing the requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

For the student with an associate degree, the program integrates the general and technical skills developed within associate degree programs with the professional skills and dispositions inculcated in a Bachelor of Business degree program. With appropriate advising, students will take a sequence of courses that will:

  1. meet Ohio University’s General Education and baccalaureate degree requirements,
  2. follow naturally from and amplify the learning experiences in their associate degree subject areas, and
  3. qualify them for an immediate career in business or for entry into a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the applied management major, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate business thinking by applying general business concepts to strategic decision-making situations.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking by exploring issues, ideas, and events before accepting or formulating conclusions.
  • Demonstrate integrative learning by using knowledge of core business disciplines to make connections among ideas and experiences.
  • Demonstrate positive workplace attitudes through composure, energy/drive, high standards, integrity, and a results orientation.
  • Demonstrate problem solving by designing, evaluating, and implementing a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary for advancement in their chosen business career. The fundamental objective of the program is to provide the business skills and values necessary for success in the complex business environment.


Universitywide Graduation Requirements

Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other universitywide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  page.

Pre-Major Requirements

Students are required to complete 30 credit hours of pre-major courses with a 2.0 or better overall G.P.A.

Pre-Major Analytics Course Requirement

Complete one of the following courses:

Pre-Major Management Course Requirement

Complete one of the following courses:

Pre-Major Marketing Course Requirement

Complete one of the following courses:

Business Studies Core Requirements

Complete the following courses:


Complete 3 hours in one of the following courses:

Approved Certificate or Minor Requirement

Students are required to complete one approved certificate or minor from the following:

Courses fulfilling both pre-major or major requirements and certificate or minor requirements may be counted to complete both requirements.

Upper Level Coursework

Complete a total of 30 semester hours of courses at the 3000-level or above. Courses used in the major can also apply to this requirement.