Business Administration

A degree in business administration prepares students to manage an organization’s resources, time and employees as they work to ensure businesses, government and nonprofits run effectively and efficiently. Business administration majors learn how organizations implement processes, set goals, track progress, manage their people and keep their books.

Coursework and Faculty

Business administration students typically take classes in management, analytics, accounting, finance, marketing and human resources.

Our faculty at the Orfalea College of Business includes professors who have conducted extensive research on timely, important business topics and business leaders, entrepreneurs and government professionals with substantial industry experience, providing students relevant, real-world insight.

Career outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, business administration graduates will enjoy a favorable job market, with steady growth expected for business and finance careers – and a strong demand for accountants and auditors. Many careers in this field have above-average earning potential.

Some common careers include sales manager, business analyst, financial advisor, market research analyst, project manager and loan officer.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum