Mountain State University believes that lifelong education and the power of education can transform lives and strives to help students no matter their age or situation achieve their educational goals. The university hopes to provide students with the means to earn undergraduate or graduate degrees that will help them to better their opportunities for personal and professional success.
The university was founded in 1933 as Beckley College, a junior college, and continued as such until 1991, when it achieved four-year status and was renamed The College of West Virginia. In 2001 the school was renamed Mountain State University and today has expanded into five campuses. Students can choose from the main campus in Beckley, West Virginia, or four other campuses located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Altamonte Springs, Florida and Hickory, North Carolina.
The school’s degree programs are focused on Business, Technology, Health, and Human Services, and both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The school also enjoys a rich athletic community, as it competes in basketball, volleyball, soccer and softball. The men’s basketball team even won the 2004 Men's Division I NAIA national basketball championship.
Mountain State offers several options for students looking to enroll in a distance education program. Students can choose from Independent Study, online course and degree programs and specialty programs like Cohorts which allows students to meet with classmates once a week to complete a series of courses working towards a degree. Online degrees are available in Strategic Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Business, Medical Assisting, Criminal Justice, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Computer Science and Information Technology.
Programs offered by Mountain State University
- Associate of Science in Accounting
Students and professionals wishing to break into the accounting field can begin their education with an AS from Mountain State. Students learn the necessary practical tools and techniques related to taxation, auditing, bookkeeping and more. The program… More »
- Associate of Science in Human Resource Management
This program in Mountain State's School of Business Technology is designed for students desiring entry-level jobs in HR and for business professionals wanting to stay current on the cutting-edge concepts, technologies and strategies used in HR offices.… More »
- Associate of Science in Business Administration -- Marketing
Mountain State's Associate's level Marketing concentration offers students a solid, well-rounded base of skills and concepts that are used in real-life marketing environments. Courses cover topics in promotion, research, sales and ethics, preparing students… More »
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Students getting a Bachelor's level education in Accounting will be prepared for jobs in public accounting, nonprofit accounting and managerial accounting. This broad-based program exposes students to industry-related theory and encourages participation… More »
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration -- Finance
Students in this program receive intensive training in the financial aspects of business. Classes like Financial Statement Analysis, Business Law, E-Commerce and Fraud Examination prepare students for successful careers in the versatile field and serve… More »
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration -- Management
This concentration in Business Administration gives students a competitive edge when entering the workforce and looking for jobs in business. Students learn how to effectively communicate with diverse groups of people and develop skills that are relevant… More »
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration -- Marketing
This degree program balances creativity with practical professional skills. Classes like Consumer Behavior, Retail Management, Advertising and Qualitative/Quantitative Research Methods allow students to develop the skills they need to generate smart,… More »