2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business

The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business at Bluefield State University offers a variety of baccalaureate degree programs, including Business Administration and Health Services Management. The Cole School of Business is housed in an ultra-modern facility with state-of-the-art technology. All eight of the classrooms in the building are electronic; four have additional full Interactive Video Network (IVN) technology that enables courses to be offered simultaneously in five different geographic locations.  All classrooms are equipped for live broadcasting of class sessions via the internet, with full lecture capture of many classes.  This provides distance learning students with an educational experience equivalent to that offered in the traditional classroom.


The Cole School of Business takes tremendous pride in the fact that its baccalaureate Business Administration programs are accredited nationally by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the premier accrediting agency for business schools focused on teaching excellence. The Cole School of Business was the third business school in West Virginia to receive national accreditation, following West Virginia University and Marshall University. The School is fully committed to maintaining a culture focused on continuous improvement and has established systematic processes for identifying opportunities for improving teaching, curricula and business processes. The contact information for ACBSP is as follows:  11520 West 119 Street, Overland Park, KS 66213; Phone: 913-339-6226.


Note:  All students majoring in Business Administration are required to take a major field test prior to graduating.