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Business Administration and Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Students may pursue one of five concentrations within the program:

  • Accounting
  • Economics/Finance
  • General Business Administration
  • Management
  • Marketing  

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration allows students the opportunity to work toward a variety of career goals in general business administration. 

Quality across the curriculum is a priority, and to ensure that the highest standards are consistently met, the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics completed the rigorous process of earning accreditation from AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB is regarded nationally as an indication of excellence in instruction and training. Fewer than fi ve percent of business programs worldwide have earned this prestigious seal of approval.

The programme

Affectionately known as “The George,” the 60,000-square-foot, $30 million George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics at USC Upstate is as impressive as the vitae of its namesake, who is regarded as an entrepreneurial legend.

This state-of-the-art facility features a stock trading lab where students will make real time stock trading calls based on momentum, news and overall current-day stock market action. When not in use, it doubles as a much-needed computer lab. Smart classrooms and a tiered classroom that can accommodate 80 students, means faculty members will be using the latest technology to teach. The three galleries in “The George” features rotating exhibits from The Johnson Collection, comprised of more than 600 pieces ranging from the 1700s to the present.  

Campus Shuttle Bus Information 

The University provides a free shuttle service between the Spartanburg campus and the Johnson College campus downtown. Students are encouraged to use this shuttle service for convenience and as a way to protect the environment.


Business programs are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intro to Business Info Systems
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Finance
  • Principles of Organiz. Mgmt.
  • Operations Management
  • Senior Sem. Busin. Strat.
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Statistical Inference

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


  • International applicants must also provide official copies of school transcripts or certificates of satisfactory study (such as "A" or "O" levels, baccalaureate, bachillerato, Abitur or other school certificates).

Sufficient Funding

  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive official documents (originals, not photocopies) that certify that the student will have sufficient funding to attend the University of South Carolina for one calendar year.

Credential Evaluation

  • Students who have attended post-secondary educational institutions, colleges or universities outside of the United States are required to submit a professional credential evaluation of all work completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11355 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5604 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spartanburg

  • 948 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Financial aid programs at USC Upstate make it easier for many students to attend school who could not do so if left entirely to their own resources. The three general categories of federally-sponsored financial aid programs offered by the University to qualified undergraduate students include loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs.

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