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South College adds business degree with project management concentration

April 11, 2018

South College in Asheville will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in business administration (BBA) with a concentration in project management. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the global economy.

Students who complete the BBA with concentration in project management may take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam, which is overseen by the Project Management Institute. The certification is an asset for both first-time job seekers and those wanting to advance their current management careers.

“Project managers work in a range of fields from accounting to construction to technology,” said Josh Huffaker, campus president of South College in Asheville. “In addition to learning project management, students will develop skills in business research, contract management, economics and finance.”

The Project Management Institute has determined that opportunities for jobs and career growth for project manager sectors worldwide will grow 33 percent by 2027, with nearly 22 million new positions. In the United States, the expected job growth is 12 percent through 2020 with 6.2 million project management jobs. The median project manager salary in the United States exceeds $100,000 a year, according to the Project Management Institute.

“Project managers are trained to identify and analyze business issues, meet deadlines and determine effective solutions for projects, especially in terms of productivity,” Huffaker said. “South College identifies fast-growing career tracks and adapts our course offerings to meet demand and help students as they shift from degree earner to gainfully employed professional.”

South College, which has campuses in Knoxville and Nashville in Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina, is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer programs at the doctoral, educational specialist, master’s, bachelor’s and associate levels.

The Asheville campus offers certificate and degree programs in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, ultrasound, engineering technology, health science (including pre-pharmacy), legal/paralegal studies, medical assisting, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant, radiography and surgical technology.

For more information about South College in Asheville, call 828-398-2500 or visit

The South College Asheville campus is located at 140 Sweeten Creek Road, just south of Interstate 40.

About South College

South College is a private institution regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer programs at the doctorate, master’s, baccalaureate and associate levels. To learn more about South College, visit