Our Business Degree Programs

Available in: Undergraduate College, Evening Undergraduate & Online Undergraduate

Graduates from our business program have secured positions in Fortune 500 companies and major industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Many business graduates go on to pursue their Masters degrees at some of the nation’s finest business schools.Students also benefit from the Institute for Leadership and Professional Excellence at Columbia College, a nationally-recognized program noted for its innovative approach to the promotion of leadership skills in young women.

Catalog/Course Requirements:

Undergraduate College

Evening Undergraduate

Online Undergraduate

Concentrations

Business Administration

Business Administration graduates are qualified for a number of jobs that call for their background and knowledge. Business Administration concentration provides students with a general background in subjects including accounting, finance, marketing, human resources management, international business, and management. You will be able to apply your skills and knowledge gained through coursework to practically any industry. 

Fashion, Business, and Entrepreneurship

The backbone of the US economy is small business, and many grow into large, profitable organizations. The changing fashion consumer is driving many opportunities for small business development. The concentration in Fashion, Business and Entrepreneurship offers students opportunities locally and beyond for both experiential learning, internship programs and the opportunity to learn first-hand about the retail industry.  This concentration is for students interested in becoming owners of apparel and/or accessories businesses, as well as those desiring to be independent fashion stylists offering services to either retailers or individual clients.

Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management

The Hospitality and Tourism industry continues to grow and the employment outlook remains positive. This concentration prepares students to stand out as job candidates by equipping them with leadership skills, management perspectives, academic training and real-world experience, all providing an excellent foundation for those interested in pursuing careers within this industry. Professional certifications earned within this concentration add to each student’s portfolio making them more marketable as they enter and advance through their careers. 

College has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone to improve my soft skills in addition to offering me the opportunity to gain real-world experience. 

Chattlin Jahtorie '20

Highlights

  • Focus on individual student learning
  • Experiential learning through internship placements, classroom exercises, and site visits
  • Concentrations help diversify your educational portfolio increasing your marketability
  • Approach incorporates the international scope of business operations
  • Expand knowledge and skills in public, private, and non-profit sectors
     

Online Option Available

  • 100% online classes can be accessed anywhere, anytime
  • FREE e-Textbook
  • Designed to accommodate full-time working professionals
  • Prepare students to adapt and succeed in a rapidly growing field

Online Undergraduate Schedule

Faculty

Kristin B. Martin, Assistant Professor, Program Chair for Business Program
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; M.B.A., Averett University, Danville, VA; D.B.A., Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.

Mona R. El Shazly, Professor
B.A., M.A., American University, Cairo; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Ezaz Ahmed, Associate Professor
M.B.A., Maastricht School of Management (The Netherlands) Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB); Ph.D., University of Australia (UniSA), Adelaide, Australia

Carole Sox, Assistant Professor
B.S., St. Mary’s College of Maryland; M.S., Southern Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

 

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