What You’ll Learn

The world of business is constantly changing. The rise of computers in the 1980s gave way to the internet boom of the 1990s.

There’s no telling where new technology will lead the business environment of tomorrow, but with an education from JCSU, you’ll have the confidence to seize opportunities as they come. 

Or create your own.

What will I study as a business administration major?

Our professors have years of experience working in the business industry, and they know that there is no single solution to any problem in business. That’s why all our business administration classes emphasize critical thinking. 

You’ll study management theories and investing. In addition to courses in international economies and marketing, you’ll take math and statistics classes to understand and predict business trends.

Technology and business communication play important roles in all of our classes, and you’ll be equipped with a full-set of decision-making tools as you progress through our program.


Our business program offers six concentrations so that you can focus your study in the area that interests you the most. 

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Retail Management

Popular classes in the business administration program.



Marketing 435 (International Marketing) Study the special situations a business or commercial bank will encounter when operating internationally.
Management 436 (Organizational Behavior) Analyze the behaviors of individuals and groups in an organization from a manager’s viewpoint.
Marketing 350 (Consumer Behavior) Examine consumer behavior and spending patterns, as well as the factors that influence human consumption.
Banking & Finance 339 (Risk Management) Learn how to make investing, lending and managerial decisions by using accounting information.


Where will I study business administration?

As a business major, you’ll have access to the latest technology in our smart classrooms. Our faculty members regularly use plasma TVs and state-of-the-art computers in their class activities.

Instead of just reading traditional textbooks, you’ll learn from successful business models through interactive websites, online resources and Charlotte's top business leaders. These resources will give you the inside stories of successful companies and the strategies of their CEOs.

What will I learn outside the business administration program?

JCSU is a private liberal arts university. What this means to you is that your education will broadly cover all areas of study. The diversity of your classes will help you look at “the big picture” in any career you choose.

  • Classes in computer science and communication arts will give you a definite advantage in the job market and workplace.
  • Taking several English and foreign language classes will help you interact with a global community that is getting smaller each day.
  • By taking math and science classes, you’ll have a better understanding of the world around you.
  • Health and physical education courses give you the knowledge to cope with everyday stress and lead a better, longer life.

Having a college education will give you the tools to succeed in life. Having a liberal arts education will give you the opportunity to take your success further.

The information on this page is maintained by the Department of Business Administration and Economics. For more information or questions please contact them directly at 704.378.1065.