Business Studies

  • Major

Program Details

Whether your goal is to start your own business, work your way into the C-suite of a Fortune 500 company or pursue a career in accounting, the possibilities provided by a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies are practically endless. This fully online program lets you pursue your education on your time. With no set class times, you can navigate around existing work and family commitments, making the program convenient and easier to complete.

The Business Studies program from UJ Accelerated offers a unique curriculum in several key business sectors. You’ll complete courses that focus on management principles and strategies, financial administration, accounting skills, and personnel management. You’ll also receive a well-rounded, professional background in business to become a productive member of the business community and develop within your career.

What you’ll learn

  • Increased knowledge of critical management tools like strategic planning.
  • The ethical and corporate social responsibilities of business and how to apply them to leadership and management decisions.
  • Enhanced collaboration, team building and management skills to encourage better communication, delegation and trust.
  • Knowledge of the legal and economic environment of business.
  • The ability to analyze, classify, summarize, record and report financial information.
  • An ability to identify the cultural dimensions influencing communication competence within a diverse workplace.
Life after graduation

A bachelor’s degree in business studies opens up a wide range of career opportunities across various industries and sectors. Graduates with a business studies degree possess a diverse skillset that makes them attractive to employers. Some potential business careers after graduation include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist/Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst/Manager
  • E-commerce Specialist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Retail Manager
  • Real Estate Broker

Certificate Tracks

While you’re working towards your degree, you’ll have the opportunity to simultaneously earn multiple certifications. These tangible credentials count as credit, shape your expertise, and validate your skills pre-graduation.

Why UJ Accelerated?

  • UJA is the online division of University of Jamestown—a private, liberal arts University that’s helped students succeed since 1883.
  • You’ll have virtual opportunities to meet as a group for lectures and office hours.
  • Courses are available online 24/7, which means you can attend live or watch the replay.
African girl student learning class on laptop watching webinar at home.

Unmatched Support

Each student gets a faculty advisor to help them stay on track. Plus, you’ll get virtual access to the same support services offered on campus.


Increase Annually

The rate of employment continues to rise in all business sectors, making a business degree with a focus in banking a valuable investment!

Prepare for an MBA

If you hope to one day earn your Master of Business Administration degree from UJ, this versatile program will prepare you to do so.

Experience the business field first-hand.

The UJA business studies program provides a real-world business education in a convenient, flexible, learning environment.

Skilled Faculty

Courses are led by business faculty who possess relevant industry knowledge and practical experience.

Flexible Learning

Our program was made with working professional in mind. As a convenient, online program, there are no set class times so you to learn on your terms. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to connect virtually with faculty and classmates to develop your skill set while promoting regular communication and networking.

Relevant Business Skills

You’ll also graduate ready for success as you’ll be equipped with relevant business skills such as an entrepreneurial mindset, financial literacy, data literacy, and global and cultural awareness.


Required Courses

Course Title Credits

MATH 106

Mathematical Applications for Management


CS 140

Integrated Software Applications


ACCT 201

Principles of Accounting I


ACCT 202

Principles of Accounting II


BSST 311

Management and Leadership of Organizations


BUSN 315

Business Law I


BUSN 320



BUSN 221

Business Management


CMST 321

Business and Professional Communication


BUSN 351

Financial Management


ECON 354

Global Competition and Strategy


Plus, choose one of the following:

Course Title Credits

ECON 201

Principles of Microeconomics


ECON 202

Principles of Macroeconomics


Total Semester Credits Required: 36

Meet Your Faculty

Our faculty offer the same experience to both online and in-person students. That means you’ll get support, both in and outside of the classroom—all to help you achieve your career goals.

Michael Brizek

  • Director of Online Business Programs
  • Professor of Business Administration

Financial Aid Available

We believe every student, regardless of their financial situation, should have access to a UJ Accelerated education.