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        Online or on campus, you can choose from undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of business administration.

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        Business Administration Program Profile

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        Program Focus

        In 2007-2008, business was the most popular undergraduate major1, and second-most popular field of study for master’s degree students2. Business administration degrees aim to create well-rounded, professional graduates who understand:

        • Micro- and macroeconomic factors that affect businesses
        • Principles of business functions including marketing, accounting, finance, and more Effective decision-making and research processes
        • Legal and ethical aspects of business

        Students in our business administration degree programs also have the option to choose from a number of concentrations and specializations**, for in-depth study of functions and industries, such as:

        • Human Resource Management
        • Property Management
        • Healthcare Management
        • International Business

        **Concentrations and specializations vary by school and degree level.

        1U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1997–98, 2002–03, and 2007–08 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:97–98), and Fall 2003 and Fall 2008.

        2U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1970-71 through 1985-86; and 1990-91 through 2007-08 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:91-99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2008.

        Student Life

        At every degree level, students in our business administration programs undertake project- and team-based learning that reflects the real-world business environment. Learn from experienced business professionals who can offer industry-current knowledge of your course topics.

        Students both online and on-campus can take advantage of our Career Services departments. All schools have a dedicated Career Services staff that aims to help accounting students identify, clarify, and pursue their academic and professional goals.

        Finally, our schools’ Alumni Associations offer additional opportunities for students and graduates to make important connections—professional and personal.

        Field of Interest

        Business Administration
        Effective business decision-making requires an understanding of business functions, such as marketing and accounting, and business context, including the legal environment and the larger economy.

        • Key Traits: Organization, critical thinking, attention to detail.
        • Education Required: Associate degree (support roles), bachelor degree (entry-level), master’s degree (advanced or management roles). Some roles may require third-party certificates* or licensing.
        • Where Business Administration Is Needed: Small and large businesses in many industries, non-profit organizations, including hospitals and universities, government departments, and more. does not guarantee employment or salary.

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