May 18, 2022  
CURRENT 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
CURRENT 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Business

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124 Forsyth Building
(828) 227-7412


Dr. AJ Grube, Dean

Dr. Hollye Moss, Associate Dean

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Vision. The College of Business will be a leading innovative educator, empowering future Business Ready® professionals.

Mission. Western Carolina University’s College of Business is a leader among schools of business in graduating baccalaureate and master’s degree students primarily from the lower Appalachians and the Carolina Piedmont who are Business Ready® to meet the needs of industries, markets and institutions.

Programs of study. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) (with majors in Accounting, Business Administration and Law, Computer Information Systems, Innovation Leadership and  Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing and Sport Management), Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Tourism Management, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Innovation Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Master of Project Management, and Master of Sport Management. The Master of Business Administration and the Master of Accountancy are offered in Asheville; the Master of Entrepreneurship, the Master of Project Management, and Master of Sport Management are web based, available internationally. 

Admission to BSBA programs.  Admission requirements for specific programs can be found in the respective program descriptions. Consistent with the policy on transfer of course work, at least 30 semester hours of courses must be taken in the upper division at Western Carolina University toward the BSBA or BS degrees.

 The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree. This degree program requires the following:

  • Liberal Studies (42 hours)

  • Business core courses (36 hours)

  • Major program of study in business and elective courses (42 hours)

  • Minimum requirements for BSBA Degree (120 hours)

  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the major for graduation.

The major comprises the business core courses and hours in the major program of study. Appropriate prerequisites must be completed and at least 45 hours are required for enrollment in all courses numbered 300 or above in the College of Business.

Note: Students with majors outside the College of Business are prohibited from taking in excess of 25 percent of the hours required for their degree from College of Business courses.

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