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Business, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, VA,
The business program prepares graduates to be successful in the complex, global world of business. Immersed in a rich curriculum that encourages interdisciplinary influences and an international perspective, students develop broad and functional skills. 


Graduates leave the program with strong communication skills, the ability to analyze and synthesize, and an understanding of the broad cultural and social context in which business occurs.

Why business at Sweet Briar?

All business majors complete a senior capstone project during their final year of study at Sweet Briar. This project brings to life the entrepreneurial spirit that is a hallmark of the program. Student projects range from small business creation to product development.

Our program values experiential learning and applications of business methodology. Under the advisement of faculty, Sweet Briar students explore running businesses, funding events and raising money for charity. They participate in the business seminar lab and marketing efforts, and create and run special projects such as Shop Sweet and Relay for Life.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling Admission after November 1 (decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after December 17)

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

Programme Structure

  • Business Economics 
  • Social and Sustainable Ventures 
  • Accounting: Financial Accounting 
  • Marketing 
  • Computer Applications in Business 
  • Commercial Law 
  • Business Management 
  • Finance 
  • Accounting: Managerial Accounting 
  • Negotiation 
  • Business Practicum in Marketing 
  • Business Practicum in Management 
  • Directed Study 
  • Special Topics in Business 
  • Principles of Investing 
  • Non-profit Management 

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application or online application.
  • Official transcripts of all academic work completed to date. 
  • If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
  • A general recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or high school teacher which addresses the applicant’s interests, attitudes and academic abilities
  • A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either the SAT or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College.
  • A full credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) of all non-U.S. high school and college transcripts
  • College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      36520 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 36520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      36520 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 36520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      36520 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 36520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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