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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Business Administration (BBA)

Take the lead

Start down the path of being a leader in the business world. With a degree in Business Administration, you’ll see what goes into major business decisions, solve problems, and cultivate strategies you’ll use in the real-world. Grow your knowledge in business basics and gain a technological edge. Develop the skills you need to manage a team. Graduate with a degree that will arm you for the challenges of the modern-day business environment.

*This degree will be available in the Fall of 2021.

Five specializations, one spectacular degree

We offer five different specializations that’ll be sure to help you turn your passion into your career.


Focus on the logistics of accounting. You’ll also interpret financial statements, identify complex business operations, and analyze a revenue stream, using revenue recognition standards. If you want to further your knowledge even more and become a certified public accountant (CPA), check out our professional accountancy program. Or, continue your education with our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.


Organize and analyze financial data with statistical models and data analysis tools. Familiarize yourself with financial concepts and use them for hypothetical financing and investment decision making. Identify the complexity of business operations within a global environment.


Use technology-supported approaches to analyze business issues and identify the complexity of business operations; including Microsoft Suite, statistical software, and business simulation software. Apply the social, cultural, and legal differences inherent in the global environment into your daily work. Train your team how to research and analyze external and internal factors, to make informed business decisions.


Develop marketing plans and promotional campaigns for actual businesses, improve your selling skills, conduct marketing research, and collaborate with others on a variety of projects. Draw comparisons on logos, branding, websites, events, and more. The newest technologies will be integrated as well, so you’ll always be current on the latest and most innovative devices.

Business Technology

Dive into classes using disruptive technologies and approaches to analyze business issues. Integrate concepts and technology applications into your practices. To top it all off, excel in areas like innovation, project management, and strategy. Researching and analyzing external versus internal factors are also valuable assets you’ll harbor, in addition to communication, writing, and team building.

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