Business Administration

Bachelor's, Degree Completion


Change career paths or advance in your current role. Manage and improve operations. Help businesses run smoothly.

Why Study Business Administration at Winona State?

Some say it takes a village to raise a child—we argue it takes a village to run a business. 

Business administration professionals work behind the scenes to organize activities that align with an organization’s mission and goals.  

Business managers also: 

  • create and monitor records 
  • maintain supplies, equipment, and spaces 
  • recommend changes to improve operations 
  • track employee morale and technology use patterns 

Hone your management skills with the Business Administration online (BUSO) degree completion program at WSU. This program is available through the Department of Business Administration.  

This program is also meant for students who have already completed general education requirements. Students who are well suited for the Business Administration online degree completion program include working adults, parents, and distance learners. 

What Will You Learn as a Business Administration Major?

As a Business Administration online major, you’ll learn behavioral and technical approaches to managing small and large organizations. 

You’ll also: 

  • get practice allocating individual, group, and organizational resources 
  • know how to budget, organize, plan, hire, direct, and manage people within various industries  
  • use technology to develop management information systems  

Your coursework will prepare you for careers in management and administration in all types of businesses within the private, non-profit, and public sectors. 

Graduation Requirement

Aside from major- or minor-specific requirements, you’ll need to complete additional requirements through the General Education Program (GEP) to earn your degree from Winona State University.

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Not F-1 Eligible

This program does not meet F-1 visa requirements for international students.

However, more than 90% of Winona State’s majors and programs meet F-1 visa criteria.

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Program Highlights
Flexible Coursework

Coursework is delivered entirely online, making the BUSO program great for anyone who wants to fit their education into their personal and professional lives.

With asynchronous classes, you can complete your assignments anytime, anywhere. This means you can take your career to the next level at your own pace.

Study Abroad

Apply what you learn in the classroom by traveling the world. At WSU, you can earn credit that applies to your degree while exploring the globe.

Learn about the business of health care in Paris, Poland’s economics, the sustainability of international business in Scotland, and sports management and law in Portugal and Spain.

Or stay within the U.S. and dive into the influential financial institutions along Wall Street and Main Street in New York City.

Personalized Advising

You’ll receive personalized student advising services and other support.

The College of Business advisor is ready to help you map out your degree plan as you enroll in this program to when you graduate.

Hear from Business Administration Alumni
This program was very flexible for me and where I was at with my career. The professors and administrators taught me what I needed to know to take the next steps in my career.
Jordan Miller ‘22
I chose this program because it’s nationally recognized and will help differentiate me in the job applicant talent pool.
Luke Fritze ‘22
I was drawn to this program because I was in search of a degree that could lead to multiple career paths. If I hadn’t finished my degree online, I wouldn’t be in the position at my current job that I’m in right now.
Anthony Rasmussen ‘22
Knowing how businesses big and small operate is important to work efficiently for either myself or for organizations.
Holly Denzer ‘21
Careers & Outcomes

Administrative services and facilities manager professions are expected to increase 7% by 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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