48 months
10984 USD/year
10984 USD/year
6984 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


The Business Administration and Law degree at Western Carolina University 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.

What You'll Learn

The Business Administration and Law degree program from 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.

Where You'll Go

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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Any fall applications submitted or completed after February 2 will be considered on space available basis.


120 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Your application to WCU begins with a strong academic record. We particularly look for:

  • Competitive Coursework
  • Competitive Grades and Class Rank (if Applicable)
  • Competitive Sat I or Act Scores
  • Background Checks
  • Academic Program Requirements
  • Computer Requirement
Required Actions and Records
  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • High School Transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • College Transcripts
  • Credit Examinations

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5492 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    10984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5492 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3492 USD per semester during 48 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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