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HBCUs Offering Online Business Degrees

In recent years, historically black colleges and universities have expanded their degree formats by offering students more online options, be it in a blended format or entirely online. With the number of students enrolling in online courses continuing to increase, it seems like a natural progression for HBCUs to continue with their steady expansion.

Business degrees–especially in administration and management–are the most popular for online undergraduate and graduate students. Many careers in the business field require at least a bachelor’s degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here are the HBCUs that currently offer online bachelor’s degrees in business.

  • Fayetteville State University

    This school offers online students a degree in business administration as part of its degree completion program. Students pursuing this 122-credit hour degree will take upper-level courses to include business writing, principles of management, principles of marketing, economics, principles of finance, information systems theory & practice, operations management, strategic management, and 21 hours of business electives. FSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and currently enrolls more than 6,300 students.

  • Virginia University of Lynchburg

    Students can earn a business administration degree from this private university, accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. Curriculum includes business courses in law, statistics, communication, and accounting. This online degree requires 127 credit hours and costs about $4,400 per semester.

  • Langston University

    Oklahoma-based Langston University allows students to pursue a degree in business administration with an emphasis in management, the school’s only online degree offering. The 122-credit program consists of 8-week long terms and students are expected to graduate with critical thinking skills, team-building skills, professional communications skills, leadership abilities, and the ability to apply abstract business concepts. Langston University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

  • Hampton University

    Students can earn an online business management degree from Hampton University, a private institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Business programs are also accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The degree requires completion of 122 hours, including upper-level courses in finance, marketing, management, and international business.

  • North Carolina A&T State University

    A degree in business teacher education from this school offers graduates two career opportunities: become a business teacher or become a business manager or corporate trainer. Students will have to earn 127 credit hours to earn this degree which includes advanced courses in business information systems, legal environment of business, marketing concepts, and business education planning and leadership. North Carolina A&T State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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