Business administration


A business administration degree allows you to get a broad overview of core business subjects.

Students studying business administration receive a broad business education through high-level exposure to all areas of study. As a business administration major, you will develop communication and leadership skills that will make you a competitive candidate for high-level management jobs across a variety of fields.


Recent graduate data

$49.5K
Median starting salary of spring 2020 business administration and management & leadership graduates
84%
Percentage of spring 2020 business administration and management & leadership graduates employed six months after graduation

21 hours of advanced business electives (320 or higher)

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Business administration graduates are great candidates across a variety of business fields, including sales, entrepreneurship, retail, general management or a management rotational career program.

To be successful, your skills should include the ability to work in teams, interpersonal communication, public speaking and problem-solving. As with most fields of business, it is crucial to gain experience through an internship or relevant part-time or summer work. You can network by meeting alumni in the field and taking advantage of leadership opportunities on campus. 

Typical positions include:

  • Branch Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Fundraiser/Development Officer
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Industry Relations Specialist
  • Insurance Agent
  • Property, Real Estate Manager
  • Small Business Owner
  • Personnel Manager
  • Personnel Recruiter

21 hours of advanced business electives (320 or higher)

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Business administration graduates are great candidates across a variety of business fields, including sales, entrepreneurship, retail, general management or a management rotational career program.

To be successful, your skills should include the ability to work in teams, interpersonal communication, public speaking and problem-solving. As with most fields of business, it is crucial to gain experience through an internship or relevant part-time or summer work. You can network by meeting alumni in the field and taking advantage of leadership opportunities on campus. 

Typical positions include:

  • Branch Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Fundraiser/Development Officer
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Industry Relations Specialist
  • Insurance Agent
  • Property, Real Estate Manager
  • Small Business Owner
  • Personnel Manager
  • Personnel Recruiter