Business Administration Program

In the Business Administration (BUSA) major, students prepare for careers in management and administration positions in all types of organizations within the private, nonprofit, and public sectors.

Some common characteristics of BUSA majors are the desire to help the development of organizations, ability to work well with other people, and the flexibility to deal with new and changing situations. 

A business administration major could be the right fit if you:

  • Want to start your own business or organization someday
  • Want a degree that is broadly applicable in many industries
  • Are a good written and oral communicator
  • Are looking for rapid advancement and income potential
  • Are interested in entering an MBA program

Business Administration majors acquire skills on how to budget, organize, plan, hire, direct, control, and otherwise manage various organizations. Many students also add another major or minor to add to their areas of competencies and skills.

In addition, the BUSA major emphasizes both behavioral and technical approaches to managing in today’s fast-paced organizations. Students are exposed to information and technology that assists them in managing resources at individual, group, and organizational levels. 

This program is designed to allow students to incorporate practical, hands-on training into their education. They may do this through internships, entrepreneurship, operations, or a combination of these areas. 

Course Requirements

Business Administration majors take required coursework in a variety of disciplines, such as accounting, business law, finance, marketing, economics, statistics, human resources, and decision-making. 

Future Careers 

Students who graduate with a degree in business administration are prepared for many different careers in a wide variety of businesses and industries. Some of these include banking, finance, manufacturing, product development, human resources, IT management, business analysis, and more. 

Employment possibilities are often enhanced by the selecting employment-related courses and by the enrollment in a second major or in a minor.

Some potential employment roles include:

  • Financial Analyst
  • General Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Consultant
Contact the Business Administration Department
Business Administration Department

Somsen Hall 324

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Liz Schwanke
Advising Specialist
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Dr. Kubilay Gok
Department Chair


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Alysa Sackreiter
Office Manager


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