The School of Business offers a broad variety of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs including:

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Choice of concentration options:  (2017-18 catalog)

Bachelor of Applied Science in Management

Available to those who transfer to SOU with an AAS degree in a technical subject  (2017-18 catalog)

General Management Option
Hospitality and Tourism Management Option

Bachelor's Degree through the Innovation and Leadership Program

The Division of Business, Communication & Environmental Studies offers a multidisciplinary bachelor’s degree program for working professionals who are emerging and developing leaders within their organizations. Classes are accelerated and hybrid, scheduled in 5-week modules with class both in person and online. This program supports use of credit for prior learning (CPL) as part of meeting general education, program pre-requisites, and elective requirements.   For more information see Innovation & Leadership Program.


Business Administration  (2017-18 catalog)

Undergraduate/Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Earn a certificate in your field of interest to increase your knowledge, expertise, and marketability. For undergraduates, a certificate may substitute for a minor area of study in meeting business administration degree requirements. Business certificates are open to all majors and may be earned as part of an undergraduate degree or by those who have previously earned a bachelor's degree. (Note: Federal financial aid is only available if the certificate is earned in conjunction with an undergraduate or graduate degree program.)

Certificates offered by the School of Business

International Opportunities

International Dual Degrees - Students in one of these programs earn both a business degree from SOU and a degree from a university abroad. Dual degree programs may be completed within a four-year plan of study.

Study Abroad - Gain an international perspective by studying in a foreign country for a quarter, a year, or for as short as three weeks during the summer. For complete listing of international opportunities visit Office of International Programs.


Add experience to your resume through a School of Business internship. Apply your classroom learning to the working world under the mentorship of business professionals.

Undergraduate business programs with flexibility

 If you think your life situation will not allow you to attend college...think again. The School of Business offers classes that are readily accessible at multiple locations and in multiple formats: day or evening, online, or a hybrid combination of face-to-face and online.

Business Degree Completion Program: for students who have completed about 45-90 quarter credits to transfer and finish their business degree while working and/or raising a family.

Management: (evening in Medford or Online)
Public Accounting: (Online)
Managerial Accounting: (Online)

Bachelor of Applied Science in Management: evening and online

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting: online or day.

Accelerated Baccalaureate Program: allows high-achieving Freshmen to complete their business administration degrees in three years instead of four!

Business Administration Degree Requirements

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2017-18 catalog) is made up of five major components:

  1. University Studies Requirements
    This liberal arts component of the Bachelor's Degree.
    Visit this page for details.
  2. Lower Division Business Core Requirements (Pre-Business Program)
EC 201 Microeconomics (4 cr)
EC 202 Macroeconomics (4 cr)
Math 243 Elementary Statistics (4 cr)
BA 100 Orientation to the School of Business (1 cr)
BA 131 Business Computer Applications (4 cr)
BA 211 Financial Accounting (4 cr)
BA 213 Managerial Accounting (4 cr)
BA 226 Business Law (4 cr)
BA 282 Applied Business Statistics (4 cr)
BA 285 Adv. Bus Appl/Spreadsheets (4 cr)
  1. Upper Division Business Core Requirements
BA 324 Business Communication (4 cr)
BA 330 Principles of Marketing (4 cr)
BA 374 Principles of Management (4 cr)
BA 380 Operations Management (4 cr)
BA 382 Management Information Systems (4 cr)
BA 385 Principles of Finance (4 cr)
BA 427 Business Policy and Strategy (4 cr)
BA 409 or BA 428 Pracicum (4 cr) or Applied Business Research (4 cr)
BA 499 Business Planning
  1. Select a Concentration Option
    • Public Accounting
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  2. Select a Non-Business Minor or SOU Certificate or one year study abroad