The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business offers a career-focused business program featuring exceptional faculty and world class technology. Faculty are well-credentialed and experienced. They also assist students transitioning from classrooms to the workplace or graduate programs.

The Cole School of Business offers a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration with majors in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing and Sports Management.

Higher Learning Commission Approved the Master of Business Administration Program in January 2021.

Students majoring in Business Administration must also choose a minor from among the following: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Health Services Management, Information Services Management, Marketing or Sports Management.


Bluefield State was the third business college in West Virginia to attain national accreditation following West Virginia University and Marshall University.

The School of Business also offer a baccalaureate degree in Health Services Management.

Additionally, the Regents Bachelor of Arts program is housed here.

Most courses are offered online or through lecture capture at least once a year. Lecture capture allows students to access courses at times most convenient for them.

Qualified students may also want to explore options at the Honors College: www.bluefieldstate.edu/honors.

How to Apply

Once you’ve been accepted to Bluefield State through general admission, you will work with your academic advisor to apply to the School of Business. There are no special requirements to enroll.

Student Testimonials
Kelly Neal
Business Management

"When I was choosing a college I wanted to choose the best financially, Bluefield State offers many scholarships and I get to go to school debt free."


The B.S. Business Administration program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs