Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration

Business Administration

Majoring in Business Administration prepares students for successful careers in a competitive and fast paced environment. Business professionals plan, organize, lead and control organizational departments, programs and operations. They take responsibility for budgets, branding, pricing, promotional campaigns, distribution strategies and communications, as well as staffing, training and evaluation of employee performance. They formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

Skills and Characteristics

  • Planning, organizing, leading and controlling
  • Team building
  • Information analysis and interpretation
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Ethical decision making
  • Effective oral, interpersonal and written communication

Career Opportunities

  • Operations management
  • Marketing management
  • Human resources management
  • Finance management
  • Sales management
  • Entrepreneurship

Salary and Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the salaries for popular careers in business administration and vary depending upon the area of specialization, years of experience and geographical region.

  • Human resources management- $99,180
  • Sales management- $101,640
  • Finance management- $103,910
  • Marketing management- $116,010


Career Resources

Students may visit our Career Services website at for additional career exploration resources. These websites provide additional information about occupations:


The COB requires each major to take a common lower and upper level set of core classes as well as individual major requirements tailored to each specific major. The following classes total 72 hours of business and accounting related coursework:


Lower Level Business Core

ACCT 2803 Principles of Financial Accounting

ACCT 2813 Principles of Managerial Accounting

ECON 2803 Principles of Macroeconomics


ECON 2813 Principles of Microeconomics

LAW 2003 Legal Environment of Business

MGMT 1203 Foundations of Business

MGMT 2203 Introduction to International Business

MGMT 2863 Business Communication

STAT 2503 Probability and Statistics I

Upper Level Business Core

FIN 3713 Business Finance

MGMT 3133 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Business

MGMT 3153 Organizational Behavior

MGMT 3523 Operations Management

MGMT 3913 Decision Support Systems

MGMT 4813 Strategic Management

MKTG 3013 Principles of Marketing Management


Business Administration Major Requirements

There are 24 additional hours of major requirements. Courses must be taken within the College of Business and at least three business disciplines must be represented (ACCT, ECON, FIN, LAW, MGMT, MKTG).


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