Business Administration

Become a business leader

The Department of Business and Public Leadership’s goal is to equip the next generation of industry leaders with the knowledge and skills to meet the dynamic challenges in our global society.

Our faculty offers students hands-on learning opportunities through corporate and community partnerships, workshops, competitions, and access to our business lab.

Our Concentrations:


Interested in keeping the books and knowing the numbers? Learn how to measurement, process, and communicate of financial and non financial information about economic entities such as businesses and corporations.

International Business

Interested in business opportunities abroad? Learn more about how foreign businesses work and prepare for a career outside of the U.S. borders.


Study the discipline of money and assets and how assets are bought and sold to prepare for a career in managing money.


Learn how to manage resources and people to administrate a business and lead a team to accomplish great things.


Learn how to showcase the value of goods so that you can meet market needs so you can manage audiences to persuade them into action.

Retail Management

Learn how to manage the day-to-day operations of a brick and mortar location to meek goals and sell merchandise directly to consumers.

Our Minors:

• Business Administration
• Entrepreneurial Studies
• Public Leadership

Student Organizations:

• Delta Mu Delta 
• American Marketing Association
• Entrepreneurial Hub
• Real Estate – Insurance and Risk Management 

Did you know that the Charlotte metropolitan area is home to seven Fortune 500 companies?

Some major companies in the area include:

  • Bank of America (Banking)
  • Lowe's (Retail)
  • Nucor (Metals)
  • Duke Energy (Utilities)
  • Family Dollar (Retail)
  • Goodrich Corp. (Aerospace and Defense)
  • Sonic Automotive (Automotive Retailing)
  • Domtar (Forest and Paper Products)
  • SPX (Electronics)
  • Ruddick (Food and Drug Stores)
  • Dollar Tree (Retail)
  • Time Warner Cable (Technology)
  • Wells Fargo (Banking)
  • MetLife (Insurance)
  • Honeywell (Technology)

So what does that mean for you?

With the city of Charlotte in our backyard, JCSU has connections to top-earning companies. You’ll have access to some of the best internships and networking opportunities in the country.

    We prepare you for success beyond the classroom.

    At JCSU, we know that experience is the key to landing that important first job. We make sure that professional development is part of our curriculum, and that you are confident in your skills when you go out into the business world.

    With the help of our confident and experienced faculty and business partners, our program offers cutting-edge courses that meet the demands of today’s business climate. By us working closely with our business partners, they assist our professors in enhancing our educational programs that will be relevant to your future in the workplace and appealing to potential employers.

      Personalized attention gives you the tools to succeed.

      Our business administration professors care about your success. As a student in our program, you’re more than just a number.

      At JCSU, we know we’re teaching the business leaders of tomorrow. After graduation, you’ll face a challenging job market, and we are fully committed to preparing you for employment and a successful career.

      Your professors will work with you one-on-one to identify your strengths, as well as the areas that could use some improvement. You’ll leave here feeling confident in your abilities and with valuable lifelong connections and resources.

        Careers and advanced degrees:

        Graduates of our program have pursued careers at:

        • Wachovia-Wells Fargo
        • Booz Allen Hamilton
        • American Airlines
        • JPMorgan Chase
        • Vanguard
        • PricewaterhouseCoopers
        • Deloitte
        • Project Destined
        • Red Ventures
        • Lockheed Martin
        • LPL Financial Services
        • Nielson TV Ratings
        • Internal Revenue Services
        • Belk
        • Express
        • Pepsi Bottling Co.

        Students have been accepted to programs at:

        • Ohio State University
        • Virginia Tech
        • Columbia University
        • Florida State University
        • University of Texas
        • University of South Carolina
        • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
        • George Washington University
        • North Carolina State University


        • Students have interned at organizations that include:
        • Coca-Cola Bottling
        • Internal Revenue Service
        • RBC Centura
        • TD Bank
        • Egami Consulting Group
        • United States Department of Agriculture
        • Avis Budget Group
        • Red Ventures
        • Regions Bank
        • Project Destined
        • United Way
        • Yard Doctor
        • Worth Advisors
        • Brighhouse Financial Services
        • US Bank