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BSBA, General Business, Accounting, Honors Program

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Christopher Newport University

The Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business offers the Bachelor of Science in Business administration (BSBA) with majors in accounting, finance, management and marketing. Admission to the Luter School of Business is competitive. Students apply for acceptance during the semester in which they will complete a minimum of 54 credit hours of coursework and all pre-business requirements. The BSBA is fully accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs worldwide.


Overview
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Delivery Mode
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Delivery Mode
Hybrid

Program Credit Requirements
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Program Requirements, Course Recommendations, and Cost to Complete features are coming March 2022

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Applicable Admissions Agreements
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Institution Name Type Title
Thomas Nelson Community College Agreement Captains Connection Guaranteed Admission and Reverse Transfer Agreement Thomas Nelson Community College and Christopher Newport
Rappahannock Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission and Reverse Transfer Agreement Rappahannock Community College and Christopher Newport University
Wytheville Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Virginia Western Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Virginia Highlands Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Tidewater Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Thomas Nelson Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Southwest Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Southside Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Rappahannock Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Piedmont Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Paul D. Camp Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Patrick & Henry Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Northern Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
New River Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Mountain Empire Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Lord Fairfax Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
John Tyler Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Germanna Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Eastern Shore Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Danville Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Central Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University
Blue Ridge Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement Virginia Community College System and Christopher Newport University

You can view the full text of these Agreements in the Resource Center

Key Program Guidance
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admission Application
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Transfer Student Aid
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Number of Transfer Students
197.0
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Percent of Transfer Students
62.7
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Transfer Student Catalog Year By term of entry at CNU.
What is The Impact of Work I Have Already Completed?
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Completion of a transfer-oriented (associate of arts, associate of science, or the associate of arts and sciences) degree from a Virginia community college or Richard Bland College will satisfy CNU lower-level liberal learning core requirements. This does not include other program or graduation prerequisite requirements. Christopher Newport University also requires completion of a 200-level language course or higher in a second language in order to graduate; thus, if this requirement is not fulfilled with completion of the associate’s degree it must be completed at CNU.

Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with HS
Credit for Prior Learning https://cnu.edu/admission/transfer/credit/
Is This Degree Right For Me?
Is This College Right For Me? At Christopher Newport University, we have approximately 5,000 students with about 225 transfers enrolling each year. We offer more than 90 areas of study, from electrical engineering to philosophy of law, from music performance to accounting. All programs are grounded in our rigorous liberal arts and sciences core curriculum – cited by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni as the strongest core curriculum of any public college or university in America. With 60 percent of our classes having 19 or fewer students, our small class sizes give you direct access to experts in their fields – teacher-scholars who provide outstanding instruction, conduct groundbreaking research (often with your help!), and publish noteworthy books and articles. We also have more than 200 clubs and student organizations and 24 varsity teams that compete in NCAA Division III. We're located in Newport News, Virginia, in the heart of one of the most historic and beautiful areas of the United States. When you venture off campus, you'll find unlimited activities for all interests as well as cultural and historical treasures within a short walk or drive. Our residence halls and apartment complexes win rave reviews from students and parents alike. In fact, The Princeton Review ranked our residence halls among the top in the nation in the group's Best College Dorms category. While transfer students are not required to live on-campus, many do! Housing is offered on a space-available basis.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Christopher Newport University within your first year via College Connect
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions If you attend a Virginia Community College System (VCCS) school and have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher, you may be eligible for the Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA). GAA students are those who graduate from a transfer-oriented degree program at a Virginia community college within two years of enrollment at Christopher Newport with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale and who intends to transfer to CNU. Other GAAs exist for Thomas Nelson, Rappahannock, and Richard Bland. Please visit our website: https://cnu.edu/admission/transfer/
You must complete a Letter of Intent to transfer to CNU under the GAA after a minimum of 15 credit hours is completed toward the associate degree and before applying for graduation from the community college.
You must maintain continuous enrollment in all non-summer terms from the point of declaration until the associate degree is conferred and must transfer to Christopher Newport in the semester designated under the Letter of Intent.
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Christopher Newport University
Transfer Statistics
Number of Transfer Students 197
Percent of Accepted Transfer Students 62.66
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Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This Section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please check with the individual institutions for detailed advice.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Northern Virginia Community CollegeAccounting, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeBusiness Management, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeBusiness Administration, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeContract Management, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in AccountingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration - Spec in Business Information TechAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAAS Degree in Business ManagementAssociateAssociate in Applied Science2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAA&S Degree in Arts and Sciences - Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Business Administration, Major in ManagementBachelorBachelor of Business Administration4-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in AccountingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Management - Retail Management SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Management - Small Business Management SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in AccountingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
John Tyler Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in AccountingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
John Tyler Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Business ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
John Tyler Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
John Tyler Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Business Administration- Paralegal Studies SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Lord Fairfax Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in AccountingAssociateAssociates of Applied Science2-Year
Lord Fairfax Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in ManagementAssociateAssociates of Applied Science2-Year
Lord Fairfax Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociates of Arts & Science2-Year
Radford UniversityBBA in ManagementBachelorBachelor of Business Administration4-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences with a major in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Old Dominion UniversityInternational Business-BSBABachelorBS in Business Admin.4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityManagement-BSBABachelorBS in Business Admin.4-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Science Business AdministrationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Thomas Nelson Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Longwood University Business Administration BSBABachelorBach Scienc Bus Administration4-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - AccountingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Science - Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Management (Maritime Logistics)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Management (Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Science- Business Administration (Leadership)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management & LeadershipAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Arts & Sciences2-Year
New River Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in Engineering-Computer Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
New River Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
New River Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies-Computer Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration AssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in Bus. Admin.: AccountingBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in Business AdministrationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS Bus. Admin:Int'l BusinessBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in Bus. Admin.: MarketingBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management, Major in Business AdministrationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management, Major in Business AdministrationBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
William & MaryBBA in AccountingBachelorBachelor of Business Admin4-Year
William & MaryBBA in Bus Analytics Data SciBachelorBachelor of Business Admin4-Year
William & MaryBBA Bus Analytics Supply ChainBachelorBachelor of Business Admin4-Year
William & MaryBBA in FinanceBachelorBachelor of Business Admin4-Year
William & MaryBBA in MarketingBachelorBachelor of Business Admin4-Year
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in Business ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeAssociate in Arts & Sciences Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Richard Bland College of William & MaryAssociate of Science-Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science-Business Administration2-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Business AdministrationBachelorBachelor of Business Administration4-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
11-3012.00Administrative Services ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, and other office support services.Management Occupations
11-3051.03Biofuels Production ManagersManage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process information on plant production and performance, diagnose problems, and design corrective procedures.Management Occupations
11-3051.04Biomass Power Plant ManagersManage operations at biomass power generation facilities. Direct work activities at plant, including supervision of operations and maintenance staff.Management Occupations
11-9199.11Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site ManagersPlan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.Management Occupations
13-1199.04Business Continuity PlannersDevelop, maintain, or implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and solutions, including risk assessments, business impact analyses, strategy selection, and documentation of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures. Plan, conduct, and debrief regular mock-disaster exercises to test the adequacy of existing plans and strategies, updating procedures and plans regularly. Act as a coordinator for continuity efforts after a disruption event.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-1199.00Business Operations Specialists, All OtherAll business operations specialists not listed separately.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
25-1011.00Business Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
11-1011.00Chief ExecutivesDetermine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.Management Occupations
11-1011.03Chief Sustainability OfficersCommunicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.Management Occupations
11-3111.00Compensation and Benefits ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization.Management Occupations
13-1141.00Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis SpecialistsConduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-9199.02Compliance ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.Management Occupations
11-9021.00Construction ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.Management Occupations
13-1051.00Cost EstimatorsPrepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-9072.00Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except GamblingPlan, direct, or coordinate entertainment and recreational activities and operations of a recreational facility, including cruise ships and parks.Management Occupations
11-3013.00Facilities ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate operations and functionalities of facilities and buildings. May include surrounding grounds or multiple facilities of an organization's campus.Management Occupations
11-9179.01Fitness and Wellness CoordinatorsManage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.Management Occupations
11-1021.00General and Operations ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Usually manage through subordinate supervisors. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.Management Occupations
11-3051.02Geothermal Production ManagersManage operations at geothermal power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor geothermal plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.Management Occupations
11-3121.00Human Resources ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.Management Occupations
13-1071.00Human Resources SpecialistsRecruit, screen, interview, or place individuals within an organization. May perform other activities in multiple human resources areas.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-3051.06Hydroelectric Production ManagersManage operations at hydroelectric power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor hydroelectric plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.Management Occupations
11-3051.00Industrial Production ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.Management Occupations
13-1081.00LogisticiansAnalyze and coordinate the ongoing logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-1081.02Logistics AnalystsAnalyze product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. May manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-1081.01Logistics EngineersDesign or analyze operational solutions for projects such as transportation optimization, network modeling, process and methods analysis, cost containment, capacity enhancement, routing and shipment optimization, or information management.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-9199.08Loss Prevention ManagersPlan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.Management Occupations
13-1111.00Management AnalystsConduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-9199.00Managers, All OtherAll managers not listed separately.Management Occupations
13-1199.06Online MerchantsConduct retail activities of businesses operating exclusively online. May perform duties such as preparing business strategies, buying merchandise, managing inventory, implementing marketing activities, fulfilling and shipping online orders, and balancing financial records.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-9179.00Personal Service Managers, All OtherAll personal service managers not listed separately.Management Occupations
13-1082.00Project Management SpecialistsAnalyze and coordinate the schedule, timeline, procurement, staffing, and budget of a product or service on a per project basis. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. May serve as a point of contact for the client or customer.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-3051.01Quality Control Systems ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.Management Occupations
11-9199.01Regulatory Affairs ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.Management Occupations
11-2022.00Sales ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.Management Occupations
13-1199.07Security Management SpecialistsConduct security assessments for organizations, and design security systems and processes. May specialize in areas such as physical security or the safety of employees and facilities.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-3013.01Security ManagersDirect an organization's security functions, including physical security and safety of employees and facilities.Management Occupations
11-9151.00Social and Community Service ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.Management Occupations
11-9179.02Spa ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities of a spa facility. Coordinate programs, schedule and direct staff, and oversee financial activities.Management Occupations
11-3071.04Supply Chain ManagersDirect or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.Management Occupations
13-1199.05Sustainability SpecialistsAddress organizational sustainability issues, such as waste stream management, green building practices, and green procurement plans.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-3131.00Training and Development ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.Management Occupations
11-3071.00Transportation, Storage, and Distribution ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.Management Occupations
11-9199.10Wind Energy Development ManagersLead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.Management Occupations
11-9199.09Wind Energy Operations ManagersManage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.Management Occupations