Business Degree Programs in South Carolina

Business Degrees

Limestone College offers Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degrees in business to traditional daytime, online, and evening students. Classes are available online, on-campus in Gaffney, and at most Online & Evening locations in South Carolina.

The goal of our degrees is to provide high quality education that prepares students for a successful career in business. Our faculty are experienced business professionals and academics ready to guide you along the journey toward a business degree. Limestone business graduates have gone on to successful careers working as accountants, economists, financial analysts, marketing managers, HR professionals and many other fields.

Undergraduate students interested in the Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A) can choose from six business concentrations. Limestone also offers Bachelor’s degrees in Healthcare Administration and Human Resources Management as well as a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). To learn more about specific degree requirements, please select one of the links below.

Business Accreditation

ACBSP Accredited Limestone College’s Department of Business & Economics was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2017.  ACBSP is a specialized global business accreditation body following the Baldrige model focused on teaching excellence and continuous improvement.  ACBSP evaluates business programs in areas of leadership, strategic planning, stakeholder relationships, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and quality improvement.

In conjunction with ACBSP, the Business & Economics Programs at Limestone College are continually looking to improve. Each year we test our seniors in all areas of business and compare our results against other ACBSP accredited schools. Our goal is to consistently perform at or above the 50th percentile in all subject areas. Below are our results for the past three academic years:

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Click here to find out how students in each concentration Limestone offers performed on this standardized test compared to other colleges and universities.

While test scores and grades are important, we believe that one of the best assessments to measure how we are doing is to ask employers and site supervisors of our internship programs how our students and graduates are preforming. We regularly ask these stakeholders to rate our students and graduates on a scale of 1 (very dissatisfied) to 5 (very satisfied). Our goal is to have all 4s (satisfied) and 5s (very satisfied). We report on these statistics every other year, so our next update will be in the summer of 2021. Below are a few of our matrecies:

Percent of Employers Satisfied with the Quality of Work of Limestone Students/Graduates

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Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s Depth of Knowledge

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Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s Depth of Knowledge
Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s Depth of Knowledge

Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s Ability to Follow Instructions

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Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s People Skills

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In addition, the Department of Business & Economics tracks our retention and graduation rates.  Below are the Business Department’s retention rates as well as our 4 and 6 year graduation rates for students starting in 2009 through 2016 (note: the 2016 entering class would normally graduate in 2020).

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