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Master career skills in diversified functions of business.

The bachelor's in Business Administration degree positions you for the business career you envision.

Whether you work for a small Pennsylvania start-up or a large, multinational corporation, the nature of 21st-century business requires knowledge of international institutions, economic systems and regulatory environments. If you are ready to pursue a business career, enroll in a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at PennWest Global Online. It's an ACBSP-accredited business school program that is flexible and in tune with the needs of the modern marketplace.

This undergraduate program prepares you for a career in any area of business, working for either large or small corporations. It also arms you with the tools you need to succeed as an entrepreneur.

Students will learn all about the diversified functions of business, from management and finance to marketing, human resources, information resource management and business law. Combined with core courses that build ethical judgment and critical thinking skills, you'll be ready to compete in today's business world.

PennWest's Business program allows students to master career-critical skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, quantitative analysis and information literacy. Within the program, students will learn to achieve a business organization’s goals by integrating:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Marketing

Students may enhance their business administration degree by adding a minor or certificate in:

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Arabic
  • Computer Information Systems
Real-world Experience

Students can take advantage of internship opportunities with companies such as:

  • Erie Insurance
  • Disney Corporation
  • AXA
  • Lord Corporation
  • Erie FREE Taxes
  • State Farm
Accelerated Program

Undergraduate students can choose to take courses during the summer and winter terms or select the accelerated B.S.-to-MBA option. Students can complete the program through either full-time or part-time study, finishing the program at their own pace.

Active Learning

The online business program's active learning model includes frequent interactions with faculty and fellow students. Courses are based on relevant, real-world material and assignments focused on applying the subject matter you learn.

Fast Facts

120 credit hours

Completing PennWest’s 120-credit-hour program means you’ll be ready to explore many careers in business and industry.




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Dr. Stephanie Adams, M.S., D.B.A., SHRM-SCP


The Business Administration program is designed to prepare students who want to pursue an MBA, start their own business or join the workforce.

Graduates can expect to find careers in top fields such as:

  • Auditor/accounting fraud investigator
  • Business analyst
  • Sales/marketing manager
  • Operations manager
  • Computer/information systems analyst
  • Strategist
  • Import/export specialist

Recent alumni have accepted positions in finance, production, logistics and human resource management at firms well-known firms including:

  • American Resort Management
  • Erie Insurance
  • Palmiero Toyota-Scion
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • St. Vincent Hospital
  • Target
  • U.S. Navy

Recent alumni have accepted positions in finance, production, logistics and human resource management at firms well-known firms including:

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • West Virginia University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Youngstown State University
  • Florida State University

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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