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General Business Degree (Online)

Earn a business degree online

Are you already active in the workforce and looking to expand your business skills and knowledge via online business courses? Are you seeking to expand the employment opportunities available to you and improve your standard of living?

With flexible, online business courses, you can expand your business skills and knowledge while working. This degree will open up a variety of career possibilities for you!

Both associate's and bachelor's degrees are offered. You will learn a broad curriculum of study in business administration-related courses with a Christ-centered worldview, preparing you for diverse, ever-changing, global careers, and equipping you for continued education and service.


(The general business degree can be earned completely online!)

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The SBU Advantage

  • With small class sizes and open communication from faculty within a caring, Christ-centered environment, you will establish lasting relationships with your professors.
  • Benefit from one-on-one academic advising with a professor who will help you achieve your goals.
  • Complete the general business degree completely online!

Faith Integration

As a business student at SBU, you will learn how to use Biblical truths as the foundation for your career. Professors are intentional about integrating Biblical truths in courses.

Ethics and Professional Development — As part of an intentionally Christian education, students in the Robert W. Plaster College of Business take a senior-level course in Ethics and Professional Development. The course teaches Christian personal and professional ethics and equips students with life skills such as career development, etiquette, and servant leadership, with the goal of producing ethical business leaders who will be servant leaders in the workplace.


A business administration degree from Southwest Baptist University will equip you for a wide variety of potential career paths, including:

  • Small business owner
  • Marketing/advertising
  • Business manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Salesperson
  • Bookkeeper
  • Office manager

Required Courses

The Bachelor of Science degree in General Business requires completion of the following courses as well as all general education and graduation requirements.

Major Courses

  • FIN 3003 Personal Financial Planning (Fall)
  • MGT 4033 Human Resource Management (Fall)
  • MGT 4043 Organizational Behavior and Theory (Fall)
  • MGT 4063 Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Summer)
  • MKT 3033 Consumer Behavior (Spring)

Core Courses for General Business Majors

  • ACC 2013 Principles of FInancial Accounting (Spring)
  • ACC 2043 Principles of Managerial Accounting (Fall)
  • BUS 2013 Business Communications (Winterfest)
  • BUS 2023 Business Statistics (Spring)
  • BUS 3073 Legal Environment of Business I (Summer)
  • ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (Spring)
  • ECO 2033 Principles of Macroeconomics (Fall)
  • FIN 3043 Business Finance (Spring)
  • LDR 4043 Ethics and Professional Development (Fall)
  • MGT 3013 Principles of Management (Winterfest)
  • MGT 3033 Operations Management (Spring)
  • MGT 4083 Strategic Management (Spring)
  • MKT 3023 Principles of Marketing (Fall)