Bachelor Of Science In Business Administration Humanitarian Aid
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Jan 16, 2023

Make a Difference in the World with a B.S. in Business Administration – Humanitarian Aid

If you want to make a difference in the lives of others, gaining business skills can help you get there faster. Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Humanitarian Aid might be what you are looking for. We can help you develop the skills you need to serve vulnerable populations.

The courses in this degree are developed and taught in partnership with Samaritan’s Purse, one of the largest providers of relief supplies in the world. You will develop skills in managing the acquisition, movement, and distribution of supplies. You can also gain useful skills like how to negotiate and resolve conflict. Additionally, you will learn about nonprofit operations and gain an understanding of working in difficult environments.

Study with us and explore the rewarding world of humanitarian aid. Learn to give back to the community while developing a strong foundation in all of the functional areas of business. Your interests in business administration and humanitarian aid can be fused into a career you’ll love.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s B.S. in Business Administration – Humanitarian Aid?

Choosing Liberty means gaining opportunities to serve your community, explore internship possibilities, and get involved with business student organizations. Let us help you increase your business skills and professional network as you learn under exceptional leaders from local and national organizations throughout your college journey.

There is a growing need for individuals working in the nonprofit sector who have the business skills and servant leadership that can be beneficial to those who are waiting for funding or supplies to arrive in rescue and humanitarian operations. Liberty University has a long history of serving our community. Locally and globally, we are working with churches, nonprofits, and government organizations to make a difference.

Here are just a few of the ways that Liberty’s students have helped make a difference:

  • Every year, Liberty students participate in Operation Christmas Child. Thousands of shoeboxes are distributed, packed, and prayed over by the students before being collected during the Liberty University Shoebox Blitz.
  • Law students provide free tax filing help to low-income families every year. 
  • Liberty University has partnered with Unclaimed Baggage and HumanKind to distribute hundreds of suitcases to foster children in Central Virginia.
  • Medical students provide free physicals, flu shots, mammograms, and mental health and vision screenings during community clinics in underserved areas every year. 
  • Over 100 students packed more than 1,000 backpacks through the LU Serve Food Disparity workshop as part of Food for Thought’s backpack program, providing underprivileged Lynchburg City School students with weekend meals.

Are you ready to make a difference? You could work in disaster relief and help Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), churches, and charities. Don’t just pursue a bachelor’s degree. Pursue a program that propels you towards a successful career where you can make a difference.

What Will You Learn in Our Business Administration – Humanitarian Aid Bachelor’s Degree?

In addition to your courses focused on humanitarian aid, you will gain a strong foundation in core business concepts. You will learn about business law, international business, and the various aspects of economic principles that can be useful in many kinds of organizations. Additionally, you will learn how to develop appropriate business strategies, policies, and solutions for sustainable competitive advantage.

If you choose to pursue our humanitarian aid specialization, your studies will focus on subjects that will be vital to successful humanitarian aid operations. You will learn how to manage nonprofit organizations and also how to resolve conflicts. You will take courses on supply chain management where you will learn how to run a successful operation as well as set up and maintain a supply route to the areas that need it most. You will also take your classroom knowledge and put it into practice by participating in a humanitarian aid internship. Between your internship and a capstone course, you can refine the skills you will gain throughout your studies.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

BUSI – 371 Supply Chain Management

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Emerging technologies such as Blockchain, RFID, and Additive Manufacturing
  • Supply chains for humanitarian operations
  • The integrative management and supply chain processes that are directly linked to gaining the competitive advantage

BUSI – 409 Nonprofit Management

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Administration techniques for churches, charities, hospitals, and government organizations
  • Management principles and techniques for the administration of a nonprofit organization

BUSI – 455 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to diagnose and identify various negotiation strategies
  • The theories, processes, and practices of conflict resolution and negotiation
  • Various cultural aspects of conflict and negotiation

BUSI – 477 Humanitarian Affairs

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The application of management concepts related to aid efforts
  • The funding and proposal requirements needed for grants within humanitarian efforts
  • Various concepts regarding humanitarian aid, including its historical, cultural, and governmental considerations
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Highlights of Our Business Administration – Humanitarian Aid Program

  • Our School of Business is among only 3% of business schools worldwide to earn ACBSP accreditation.
  • Complete internship and capstone courses that allow you to gain invaluable first-hand experience in the field.
  • Liberty University partners with Samaritan’s Purse, one of the largest providers of relief supplies in the world.
  • The 78,000-square-foot School of Business building provides you with a simulated stock trading room with New York Stock Exchange display boards, a 2,000-square-foot Entrepreneurship Center for Innovation, our Center for Cyber Excellence, our Center for Financial Literacy, information technology labs, and a networking and data center.
  • Get involved with our business-related student clubs, organizations, and honor societies.
  • Check out our 3+1 Accelerated Business Program. You can get your business bachelor’s and master’s degree in just 4 years!

Business Administration – Humanitarian Aid Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Business Administration – Humanitarian Aid Graduates

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Humanitarian Aid degree prepares you for work in the following occupations:

  • Aid relief worker
  • Director of nonprofits
  • Disaster relief personnel
  • Humanitarian policy and advocacy officer
  • Nonprofit manager
  • Peace Corps

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.