Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Concentration in Business
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program makes it possible for working adults to complete a degree from the University of Virginia on a part-time basis through evening and online classes. The degree completion program offers a broad interdisciplinary education with concentrations in business, health care management, information technology, and the liberal arts, as well as an individualized concentration. Classes are offered online, on Grounds in Charlottesville, in Richmond, and at Northern Virginia and Tidewater community colleges. 

The business concentration includes 18 credit hours comprised of five required business courses and one required elective business course. Students in the business concentration are also required to take two ISLS courses and either one 4000-level ISLS or one 4000-level ISIN Special Topics in the Conduct of Inquiry (either in Humanities or Social Sciences) course.

Students may apply a maximum of 29 credits of business-related courses toward the total 120 credits required for the degree, including the Capstone Project, and business courses that were transferred to UVA prior to enrollment in BIS.

Required Business Courses
ISBU 3410 Commercial Law
ISBU 3451 Fundamentals of Marketing
ISBU 3610 Organizational Behavior
ISBU 3710 Managerial Finance I
ISBU 3840 International Business

Business electives vary by semester.

Students in the business concentration are also required to take 27 credit hours of electives outside of business courses. These vary by semester and may include courses in disciplines such as anthropology, art, art history, architectural history, classics, drama, economics, history, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology.