Bachelor of Science in Business Degree Program Overview

Business degrees continue to be valuable in the marketplace. Most companies with business-related positions require a bachelor’s degree in business and our program provides opportunities and many advantages.

B.S. in Business Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Business program are able to:

  • Evaluate ethical and legal issues affecting business functions and their implications in organizational decision making.
  • Work in teams, use critical thinking to analyze and solve problems and effectively communicate to various stakeholders in any organization.
  • Demonstrate the use of effective written and oral business communication skills.
  • Demonstrate synthesis of business concepts, principles and theories by developing solutions to complex business and leadership problems.
  • Apply technology to analyze problems, develop business analysis and recommend management decisions and actionable strategies.

What You Will Learn

Our business degree will provide a broad foundation covering the major functional areas in business: accounting and finance, business management, marketing and operations. The degree focuses on giving students the ability to develop skills and knowledge that can be applied to problem solving across these different functional areas and in any business, industry, organization or government agency context.

Core Courses & Requirements

General Education

Core Courses

  • COMP 110 Computer and Office Applications
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics
  • MATH 110 College Algebra
  • ACCT 101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 110 Principles of Financial Accounting II
  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics
  • FIN 230 Fundamentals of Finance
  • MGMT 230 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 235 Introduction to International
  • MRKT 110 Principles of Marketing

General Education

Core Courses

  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • MGMT 305 Organizational Communications
  • MGMT 360 Leadership
  • MGMT 365 Managing Conflict and Change
  • MGMT 417 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 424 Negotiations Management
  • MGMT 427 Operations Management
  • MGMT 435 Strategic Management and Planning
  • MRKT 319 Principles of Marketing and Advertising

Available Concentrations

Accounting Concentration Courses

  • ACCT 290 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 320 Intermediate Accounting III
  • ACCT 307 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 308 Assurance and Audit Services
  • ACCT 402 Corporate Taxation


  •  FIN 310 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FIN 320 Asset Management
  • FIN 330 Corporate Finance
  • FIN 340 Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • FIN 350 International Banking and Finance
  • FIN 400 Derivatives and Risk Management

Geospatial Business Intelligence Concentration Courses

  • GIS 201 Principles of Geography and Digital Cartography
  • DACS 210 Introduction to Data and Data Management
  • GIS 300 Principles of Geospatial Intelligence and GIS Technology
  • GIS 302 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
  • GIS 350 Geospatial Technology in Analytics
  • GIS 450 Advanced Geospatial Business Intelligence

Government Contract Management Concentration Courses

  • MGMT 308 Government Contract Law
  •  MGMT 326 Principles of Federal Acquisition (FAR and DAR)
  • MGMT 330 Purchasing and Material Management
  • MGMT 332 Cost and Price Analysis
  • MGMT 350 Contract Administration
  • MGMT 450 Contract Modification and Options

Healthcare Management Concentration Courses

  • HLTH 303 Information Systems for Health Systems
  • HLTH 400 Societal Health and Policy Issues
  • HLTH 403 Global Health Administration
  • HLTH 405 Healthcare Financial Management
  • MGMT 411 Total Quality Management
  • MRKT 427 Marketing Management

Information Management Concentration Courses

  •  CBSC 320 Information Security
  • MCAP 303 Organization and Technology of Information Management
  • MCAP 351 Management Support Systems
  • MICS 341 Systems Analysis and Design
  • MICS 455 Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • MICS 461 Database Management

International Business

  • BUS 310 Export/Import Marketing
  • FIN 350 International Banking and Finance
  • MGMT 303 International Business Management
  • MGMT 440 International Organizational Development Strategies
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing
  • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global) Management Concentration


  • MRKT 350 Salesmanship
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing
  • MRKT 425 Consumer Behavior
  • MRKT 427 Marketing Management
  • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global)
  • MRKT 490 Marketing and Social Media

Early Childhood Development

  • ECD 210 Principles of Ethics and Leadership in Early Childhood Education
  • ECD 300 Curriculum Planning & Design for Early Learners
  • ECD 301 Administration and Supervision
  • ECD 303 Best Practices in School-age and Youth Care
  • ECD 305 Exceptional Children
  • ECD 308 Socialization and Group Care of Infants and Toddlers
  • ECD 403 Early Childhood Intervention
  • ECD 425 Behavior Management for Special Needs

Business Career Opportunities

Business careers continue to be in consistent demand. U.S. News and World Report lists best business jobs for 2014 with projected growth of 3 million new openings in the next year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites promising stats for many business degree positions including managersmarketing professionals
general business and finance occupations.

The Potomac business degree will provide a broad foundation covering the major functional areas in business: accounting and finance, business management, marketing, and operations.

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The degree focuses on giving students the ability to develop skills and knowledge that can be applied to problem solving across these different functional areas and in any business, industry, organization, or government agency context.

Business Salary Information Links:

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Business Careers:

  • Biometric Systems Engineer
  • Business Analyst, Development, New Product Development
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Business Process Management Engineer
  • Computer Support Analyst
  • Configuration Management Specialist
  • Configuration Managers -Mid, Senior and Lead Positions
  • Customer Data Management-Consultant/Data Management
  • Customer Data Management-Manager/Data Management
  • Customer Relations/Project Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Analyst/Administrator
  • Database Manager
  • Desk Side Support Analyst
  • Developer
  • Director, New Product Development
  • Enrollment Systems Engineer Lead
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Groupwise Administrator
  • Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS) Analyst
  • IFS / Maximo System Admin
  • Information Architect / Interaction Designer (Usability, Search Web Design)
  • Information Security Analyst-Firewall
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Information System Security Manager
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Systems Security Officer/Information Security Analyst
  • Information Technology Manager
  • IT Systems Administrator, Team Lead
  • Knowledge Management Specialist
  • Lead Information Engineer
  • Linux System Administrator
  • Management Systems Programmer
  • Network Administrator/Systems Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Management Systems (NMS) Administrator
  • Perioperative Systems Analyst
  • Physical Access Control System Engineer/Lead
  • Program Management Specialist
  • Project Manager – PeopleSoft Financials
  • Project Manager – Vendor Management
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Systems Engineer position
  • Senior Information Assurance Engineer
  • Senior Information Assurance Engineer
  • Senior Network Engineer
  • Senior Programmer/Analyst
  • Senior Security Consultant
  • Senior Software Specialist
  • Senior Systems Analyst Oracle\SQL
  • Senior Systems Architect
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Senior WAN Engineer
  • Software Developer with Satellite Systems experience
  • Sr Management Systems Programmer
  • Sr. Engineer, Administrative Systems
  • Sr. System Administrator
  • Sr. Systems Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • System Administrator/Developer
  • System Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Administrator/ Unix System Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Systems Test and Safety Engineer
  • Technical Lead – PeopleSoft
  • Technical Support III with SMS Experience
  • Testing Analyst
  • Unix Systems Administrator
  • VP, Information Technology
  • Web Hosting Linux Systems Engineer
  • Web Technology Project Manager
  • Windows Systems Engineer

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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