Earn a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of North Carolina Asheville and prepare for a successful career in finance, management, global business, marketing, entrepreneurship, and beyond.

Why Study Business at UNC Asheville?

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Undergraduate Research

Students at UNC Asheville have the opportunity to conduct their own research through the Undergraduate Research Program (URP). Under the supervision of a department faculty mentor, students can develop a research project to discover new knowledge about a research question or problem that they formulate. This provides students with valuable experience in developing critical thinking, research, and presentation skills and may also contribute to the body of knowledge in the discipline.

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Study Abroad

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business, UNC Asheville students must complete either an internship, undergraduate research project, or study abroad program. During study abroad, students take at least three business-focused credit hours and can live abroad for a summer, a semester, or a full year. There are also options for short-term UNC Asheville faculty-led programs held abroad or visits with international companies. Business faculty held trips abroad to India, Ireland, Chile, Argentina, Brussels, London, and other locations.

Business Student Spotlight

Outside the Classroom

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Business Clubs and Organizations

Business majors can also engage in student clubs and organizations that provide networking opportunities and professional development. Students may also consider joining Student Government or any number of our over 60 student clubs and organizations. Don’t see a club you’re interested in? UNC Asheville students also have the ability to start their own student organization!

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Career Preparation

The business major at UNC Asheville includes a wide spectrum of coursework that allows students to choose and build their own focus area and emphasizes the development of critical thinking, effective communication, ethics, and global perspectives. Combined with experiential learning, our students are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in the world and become effective leaders in a range of organizations or gain entrance into competitive graduate programs.

Meet the Faculty

Impactful scholarly activity, engaged service to the University and local community, and a dedication to the profession: that’s us. UNC Asheville business faculty promote active learning, research, and participation, emphasizing an appreciation for diversity, inclusion, ethics, and social responsibility. With a focus on the human element of decision-making processes, our students are enabled to become effective leaders and contributors to their professional and social environments.


The Department of Business is dedicated to assisting Business and Accounting majors in achieving their academic goals. There are a variety of both need-based and merit scholarships available in the department. Scholarships are awarded each spring for the following academic year.

Business Advisory Board

The UNC Asheville Department of Business Advisory Board is a group of friends and alumni who support the success and growth of the Department. These leaders represent diverse experiences and include representation from a variety of demographic backgrounds and industries/sectors The purpose of the board is to assist the Department, including its students and faculty in achieving its goals of innovation, engagement, and impact with our key stakeholders, including but not limited to employers, alumni, students, members of the North Carolina community, and the general public.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Career Outcomes

With a Bachelor of Science in Business from UNC Asheville, you can pursue a variety of careers that require skills in financial literacy, management, communication, and problem-solving. Our breadth of courses combined with experiential learning opportunities equips students with the competency to become effective leaders in their chosen fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for those in business and finance is $76,570.

The business bachelor’s degree at UNC Asheville prepares students for successful careers in business across a range of organizations and our graduates have gone on to work for respected local, national, and international companies, as well as attend competitive graduate programs in a variety of fields. Our students have been admitted to graduate programs at universities such as Duke, Georgetown, UNC Chapel Hill, University of South Carolina MIBS, Arizona State Thunderbird School of Global Management, Villanova, and NC State, to name a few.

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Discover Your Business Edge in UNC Asheville’s Business Program

By earning a Bachelor of Science in Business degree at the University of North Carolina Asheville, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in your career as an entrepreneur, consultant, marketer, financial analyst, or other related profession. Our business major provides a well-rounded education, with a breadth of courses and hands-on, experiential learning opportunities designed to help you excel in the world of for-profit, non-profit, or governmental organizations.

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