The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration is issued by The School of Business at USC Aiken, one of USC's senior campuses.
Palmetto College’s Business Administration program, with a concentration in Finance, will prepare you to meet the changing demands of dynamic global markets and grant you leadership skills that will serve you well in any organization. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are many high-paying and fast-growing jobs associated with financial training. While some jobs require advanced training and certifications, there are many finance jobs for students who recently completed undergraduate degrees. Financial training in this program prepares students for employment in a variety of career areas, including corporate finance, wealth management, financial planning, banking, credit, and investigation. With a finance concentration, students can select from various coursework to meet their career goals. The curriculum has been developed to reflect today's employers' real-world needs, so you'll graduate with the problem-solving skills that will get you hired and promoted in the modern marketplace.
Students will gain these skills:
- financial software
- critical thinking
- written and oral communication
Why should I complete a bachelor's degree in business?
Palmetto College's Business Administration program with a concentration in Finance gives you the practical knowledge you'll need to stand out as a job candidate. Our business curriculum has been developed to reflect today's employers' real-world needs, so you'll graduate with the problem-solving skills that will get you hired and promoted in the modern marketplace.
A bachelor's degree in business will prepare you to meet the changing demands of dynamic global markets and grant you leadership skills that will server you well in any organization.
Prerequisites and Requirements
To apply for this online degree program, students must have:
- 45-60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
- Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
- Completion of the following courses:
- Composition and Literature
- Survey of Calculus (or higher-level Calculus)
- Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication
- Macro- or Microeconomics
- Natural Science with a Lab
- Natural Science with or without a Lab
- Social or Behavioral Science course
- Humanities course
- World Civilization
- American Government or American History
- Free Elective (3 credits)
Program Highlight - Accreditation
Palmetto College's Business Administration program is the only online business degree completion program in South Carolina to be fully accredited by AACSB International.
AACSB accreditation is the gold standard for business programs worldwide, and is held by fewer than 10 percent of all business schools around the world. Having an AACSB undergraduate business degree facilitates admission to an AACSB-accredited MBA program in the future. AACSB accreditation also ensures that a business school's curriculum is up-to-date, that business courses are taught by qualified faculty and that student learning is regularly assessed within a culture of continuous improvement.
If you’re a full-time student, the program should take about 2 years—the same as if you were attending class in-person. Courses are 8 weeks and intensive. Students may take up to two courses per session for a total of four for the semester. If you work, you may need to take a lighter course load. Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.
Ready to get started?
New terms begin six times per year. Follow the application instructions for this degree to start the enrollment process.
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