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Business Administration and Law, B.S./B.A

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cullowhee, NC, United States
The Western Carolina University Business Administration and Law Program offers students a quality education in the area of business administration and law, business policy, and strategy through teaching, research, and service. The program’s undergraduate degree is unique to the University of North Carolina system and the only one of its kind east of the Mississippi.
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Key facts:

  • Business Administration and Law program at the Western Carolina University allows students to develop a comprehensive background in business theory, application and practice by way of a rigorous curriculum taught by enthusiastic faculty members. 
  • The business core includes courses from multiple disciplines, including accounting, finance and marketing. The major requirement includes courses such as Business Organization, Contracts and Sales Credits, Legal and Professional Skills Credits, International Business Law, and Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. In addition to curriculum-based learning opportunities, students may choose to participate in the Business and Law Society and the Campus Mediation Society, both of which are open to all students.
  • The degree provides majors with a solid background in business, as well as the pre-law foundation necessary for law school. Graduates are perfectly positioned for advanced study or careers in a variety of industries, including advertising, banking, law, healthcare administration and risk management.
  • Business administration and law graduates receive the best of both worlds: the degree opens doors to promising careers and provides an excellent foundation for further graduate or professional study. From financial institutions and law and manufacturing firms to health care, non-profit and sales organizations, graduates begin their careers in a wide range of employment settings due to their education and experience. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, business and financial operations occupations are expected to increase 12.5 percent by 2022, slightly above the projected 10.8 percent increase of all occupations. Legal occupations are expected to increase in line with all occupations during the same time period.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Business Administration and Law curriculum include:

  • Business Organization
  • Contracts and Sales 
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility 
  • Mediation Credits: 
  • Legal Aspects of Managing Technology 
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Topics in Business Law 
  • International Business Law
  • Hospitality Law
  • Business Assets 
  • Media Law
  • Litigation in Business
  • Risk Management and Liability in Sport 
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Independent Research in Business Law 
  • Internship in Business Law
  • Estate and Trust Planning
  • Legal and Professional Skills

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Be sure that you complete the correct application. Be sure to be truthful, accurate and thorough. 
    • Application fee: This required, nonrefundable processing fee should be submitted at the time of application. The online application provides information about electronic submission of the application fee.
    • A majority of first-year prospective students submit an application prior to high school completion. An official high school transcript (or its equivalent) showing work completed to date is required at the time of application and prior to application deadlines. 
    • First-year applicants are required to submit official SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants are encouraged to take the same type of test at least twice (once in the spring of the junior year and once in the fall of the senior year) and may consider taking both the SAT I and ACT based upon score results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cullowhee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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