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General Business

Having a hard time choosing just one area of business? General Business allows you to choose from many different career paths and customize your curriculum to meet your goals.

Overview

What is General Business at WVU like?

Description

In General Business, you will gain an overall understanding of business and how organizations operate.

General Business majors choose upper-level business course electives from accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and management information systems courses.

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At a Glance

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Fast Facts

What makes General Business at WVU unique?


Early College Program

Get a head start (and save money) in our High School ACCESS program for high school students. Choose from online, on-campus or dual credit courses that fulfill requirements for general education or General Business. Online courses to consider for this major include:

  • ECON 201: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 225: Elementary Business and Economics Statistics
  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • STAT 211: Elementary Statistical Inference

Student Organizations

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Careers

What can you do with this degree?

Graduates work in a variety of industries, such as government, real estate and business services. Careers include sales, project management, business analysis and management.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's General Business major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Employers

Graduates from this major have gone to work at:

Courses

What are the courses like in General Business at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's General Business major.

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For a program overview, learning goals and course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Cost and Aid

How much does General Business at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

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Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending WVU in addition to university scholarships.

Early College Program

Get a head start (and save money) in our High School ACCESS program for high school students. Choose from online, on-campus or dual credit courses that fulfill requirements for general education or General Business. Online courses to consider for this major include:

  • ECON 201: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 225: Elementary Business and Economics Statistics
  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • STAT 211: Elementary Statistical Inference

Learn About Our HS ACCESS Early College Program

Extra Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPA and SAT/ACT test score. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. In addition to guaranteed admission agreements General Business has transfer articulation agreements with:

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for General Business at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's General Business major, first-time freshmen must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. They also must meet one of the following admission requirements. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

For general admission to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics for non-residents:
  • ACT Math: 19
  • SAT Math: 510
For direct admission to majors in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics:
  • GPA: 3.00
  • ACT Math: 22
  • SAT Math: 540

Next Steps

I like this major. What are the next steps?

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