Department of Business Administration

Professional business preparation for management success

USCB Business Administration students receive a quality education in a setting that combines all the resources that a leading research university can provide in a learning environment that is personalized and tailored to allow each student to succeed. Our faculty creates an interactive classroom experience. Classes are taught by an outstanding faculty who are respected scholars, experienced teachers, and successful business people, many of whom are former high level business executives from major corporations. Small classes and direct contact allow faculty to understand and meet the needs, interests, and life circumstances encountered by our students.

The Business curriculum is modeled after the University of South Carolina school of business.  Coursework provides students with opportunities to integrate work experiences with concepts and theories the faculty provide. Students are asked to understand the theories found in business, and are encouraged to apply this knowledge to their work experiences. A learning environment is created by the faculty that prepares students to successfully meet the challenges of today's businesses and society.

Professional Preparation

"Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations." Peter F. Drucker

The USCB Business Administration degree offers the traditional management areas of accounting, finance, marketing, and economics, and articulates their role in business strategies. The program strives to enhance student understanding of the dynamics of today's global economy and competitive forces. An integrative approach is employed stressing leadership, ethics, social responsibility and entrepreneurship. Real-world skills are developed which allow our graduates to contribute to their future employers in for-profit, non-profit and government organizations, as well as their local and global community.

The Business Administration program challenges students through a well-rounded business education focusing on a variety of topics -  leadership, written and oral communication, critical and creative thinking, and quantitative skills. Students are given the support through their faculty advisors to be successful. USCB wants all students to perform to "a higher standard," thereby preparing you to build character and leadership skills for a lifetime.

The Business degree program includes courses in such areas as: Accounting, Business Communication, Business Law & Ethics, Economics & Finance, Human Resource Management, International Issues, Management & Leadership, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Production/Operations Management, Research Methods & Statistics, Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management.

The USCB Business Administration degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).


USCB's Business Department offers academics concentrations in:

Accounting: Course List

  • ACCT B335-Survey of Federal Taxation-3 Credits
  • ACCT B345-Accounting Information Systems-3 Credits
  • ACCT B355-Cost Accounting-3 Credits
  • ACCT B425-Intermediate Accounting I-3 Credits
  • ACCT B426-Intermediate Accounting II-3 Credits
  • ACCT B485-Auditing-3 Credits

Management: Course List

  • MGMT B374 Human Resource Management - 3 Credits
  • MGMT B473 Management and Operations of Small Business - 3 Credits
  • MGMT B475 Operations and Supply Chain Management - 3 Credits
  • MGMT B376-Organizational Behavior-3 Credits
  • MGMT B403-Leadership in Organizations-3 Credits

Marketing: Course List

  • MKTG B352-Introduction to Marketing Research-3 Credits
  • MKTG B453-Sales Management-3 Credits
  • MKTG B454-Marketing Communications & Strategy-3 Credits
  • MKTG B455-Consumer Behavior-3 Credits
  • MKTG B465-Marketing Strategy and Planning-3 Credits


USCB's Business Administration program is flexible, offering students the foundations for a variety of careers in a wide range of industries. A USCB Business degree provides students the foundation to succeed in a business career.

USCB Business Administration graduates pursue careers in:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Small Business or Entrepreneurship
  • Sales/Marketing Management
  • Retail Management
  • Construction/Real Estate/Land Development
  • Government/Military Services

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning." Colin Powell.

It is our job as faculty to inspire and prepare students to learn their potential, allow them to lead each other to greatness, and to encourage success in attaining their desired careers.

Contact Us

For more information, please call (843) 208-8230, or email the business department at

University of South Carolina Beaufort
Bluffton campus
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
(843) 208-8230