Bachelor of Science in Business

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Reach your career goals with a business degree

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.

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Our program follows best-practice standards for business education.

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Business Degree 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.
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Business Courses & Curriculum

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Business (TAP), students must earn 120 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program requirements are listed below.

Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)

18 credits
  • 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
30 credits
  • 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 Business
  • MRKT 110 Principles of Marketing
12 credits elective courses

Upper Division

Prerequisites for Upper Division Courses
  • Successful completion of general education course requirements
  • Successful completion of lower division core courses
12 credits
  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability
24 credits
  • 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 121
  • MGMT 435 Strategic Management and Planning
  • MRKT 319 Principles of Marketing and Advertising
24 credits
  • MGMT 306 TAP for Organizational Communications
  • MGMT 366 TAP for Managing Conflict and Change
  • MGMT 418 TAP for Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 425 TAP for Negotiations Management
  • MGMT 428 TAP for Operations Management
  • MGMT 436 TAP for Strategic Management and Planning
  • MGMT 480 Capstone Project in Management
  • MRKT 320 TAP for Principles of Marketing and Advertising

Business Administration Requirements & Outcomes

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

  • Analyze the financial health of businesses through financial statements and applicable quantitative and qualitative tools/methodologies.
  • Apply management principles in ways that optimize organizational resources and respond to the impact of change on business sustainability.
  • Develop a business plan that considers implementation issues, including the financial, legal, operational, and administrative procedures involved in new business ventures.
  • 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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Bachelor in Business Jobs & Opportunities

Planning Analyst

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Small Business Owner

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Sales Manager

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

Planning Analyst

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Small Business Owner

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Sales Manager

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

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Business 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

Finance Concentration Courses

  • 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 Concentration Courses

  • 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

Marketing Concentration Courses

  • 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

Bachelor in Business Frequently Asked Questions

A Business Degree is one of our undergraduate programs. As a student, you will study marketing, accounting, finance, and management as part of a business degree. With a Business Degree, you will get prepared for positions in fast-growing industries such as healthcare, technology, and financial services.

Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or off, earning a Bachelor’s in Business Degree will typically take you four years to complete.

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your education by calculating your cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

With the Business Degree you will receive from UOTP, you will be able to get a hold of a number of business-related positions—from a financial manager, management analyst, fundraiser, human resources specialist to project manager, investment banker, and many more. 

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online Business program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.

It all starts with you deciding to study Business. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures.