Going beyond the basics, a Coker business degree teaches you what it really takes to be a leader.

With a strong liberal arts core, you will study business philosophy from a global and entrepreneurial perspective. You will learn how to communicate and write clearly, concisely, and completely. You will gain not just practical skills, but also the understanding of complex business practices and how to adapt to a rapidly changing business environment.

But what good is the knowledge without the skills and confidence to apply it? With Coker’s round-table learning philosophy, you’ll work in small groups that encourage you to explore and practice the process of complex decision-making in real-world business scenarios. Outside of the classroom, you’ll find numerous opportunities to practice the practical application of your skills. Consider pursuing an internship with Duke Energy or Sonoco Products Company (two of the major international companies in Hartsville), learning about global markets with an internship abroad, or getting involved with Enactus, an active campus group and nonprofit that aims to enable progress through entrepreneurial action.



For a more detailed explanation of requirements, including course descriptions, download the Academic Catalog.

Business is one of the most practical and versatile majors, as well as one of the most sought-after by hiring managers. Whether your goals include climbing the ladder at a major corporation, working at a non-profit, or starting your own company, a business degree will be a great first step.

For more information on potential career paths, click here.

Examples of alternate career paths you can follow with your business administration degree:

Management Careers

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Advocate/Policy Maker
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Branch Manager
  • Consultant
  • Contract Administrator
  • Credit Manager/Loan Officer
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Distribution Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Facilities Planner
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Financial Analyst
  • Food/Beverage Manager
  • Fundraiser/Development Officer
  • Hotel/Motel Manager
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • IRS Revenue Officer
  • Job Analyst
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Management Trainee
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Operations Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Realtor
  • Researcher
  • Retail Buyer
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Securities Broker
  • Training Specialist
Marketing Careers

  • Account Representative
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Art director
  • Bank Officer
  • Brand manager
  • Business Manager
  • Buyer, Retail Store
  • Claim Adjustor
  • Commercial Artist
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Loan Officer
  • Copywriter
  • Credit Analyst
  • Customer Services Manager
  • Development Officer
  • Distribution Manager
  • Franchise Specialist
  • Grant Writer
  • Import/Export Manager
  • Inside Salesperson
  • Insurance Agent
  • Inventory Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing/Sales Manager
  • Media Analyst
  • Media Buyer
  • Media Planner
  • Product Manager
  • Promotion Services Director
  • Property Manager
  • Public Relations Director
  • Research Analyst
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Sales Promotor
  • Sales Representative
  • Securities Broker
  • Telecommunications Director
  • Telemarketing Director
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Wholesale Salesperson
Dennis Burke

Dennis Burke, D.B.A.

Special Lecturer of Business Administration

V. Glenn Chappell

V. Glenn Chappell, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Business Administration

Darrell Holliday, Jr.

Darrell Holliday, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor of Business Administration

Darryl Kelly

Darryl Kelly

Special Lecturer of Business Administration

Eric Litton

Eric Litton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business

Melinda B. Norris

Melinda B. Norris, M.B.A.

Associate Professor, Department of Business Adminstration; Chair, The Department of Business Administration; Program Coordinator of the Business Administration major

Joseph Stevano

Joseph Stevano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business

Andrew Taske

Andrew Taske, B.A., Coker College

Director of Enactus and Assistant Director for Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship

James Wacker

James Wacker

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Stephanie Weiss

Stephanie Weiss, D.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Business Administration; Coordinator of the Business Management Program

Robert Wyatt

Robert Wyatt, Ph.D.

President of the College; Professor of Business Administration