The study of business combines elements of accountancy, finance, marketing, organizational studies, human resource management, and operations.
Ranked by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) as the most popular and in-demand major in the nation, the need for business majors is ever-growing. One of the top two most popular majors at Southern Virginia University, the business major provides students with a solid understanding of introductory accounting, statistics, economics, finance, marketing, organizational leadership and management, and business law. Leadership, ethics, and a global perspective are also integrated and emphasized throughout the curriculum.
Students in the business program gain hands-on experience working with various organizations, having worked with the Buena Vista Farmers’ Market, local radio stations, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tabernacle Choir. Business students often work in collaboration with their professors on personal and professional projects, receiving one-on-one training, guidance, and advice, and are encouraged to participate in the Business Club, the Cryptocurrency Investment Club (CIA), and the business honors society Chi Epsilon Omega (CEO).
Begin by taking Principles of Accounting (BUS 201) in your first year
Get in touch with Professor W. Todd Brotherson to discuss your interests and goals
Turn in a completed Declare Major form to the Registrar’s Office
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“In addition to learning business principles and practices, we bring real world examples and experiences to work on in the classroom. We work with many local businesses so students get that real world experience of actually running a campaign, doing a case study for an actual financial situation, or helping start a local or student business, so they are that much more prepared for their careers.”
– Professor W. Todd Brotherson