As a business administration major, you’ll be prepared to be a versatile problem-solver, decision-maker and leader who can contribute to the success of any organization. You’ll cover a range of business disciplines, including management and organizational behavior, accounting, finance, marketing, operations management and entrepreneurship. And you’ll develop business skills within the context of ethics and social responsibility.

Business Administration Learning Goals and Objectives

Our business graduates are taught:

An entrepreneurial perspective: Students will identify, assess, and shape entrepreneurial opportunities in a variety of contexts.

  • Recognize entrepreneurial opportunities for new business ventures and evaluate their potential for business success.
  • Understand the implementation issues including financial, legal, operational and administrative procedures involved in starting new business ventures

Professional communication and behavioral skills: Students will demonstrate effective communication and professional behavioral skills in business settings.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally in business situations through physical or virtual presence, writing, speaking, listening, and electronic media.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead by using team building skills and facilitating collaborative behaviors in the accomplishment of group goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate good work habits, time management and self-discipline.

An ethical and social responsibility perspective: Students will understand business ethics and issues of social responsibility.

  • Recognize basic concepts and theories related to business ethics and social responsibility.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical behavior appropriate to specific business situations.

Analytical and problem solving skills: Students will demonstrate problem solving skills supported by appropriate analytical and quantitative techniques.

  • Identify and analyze business problems and opportunities and formulate recommendations for courses of action.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies to support organizational decision making.

A broad knowledge of the functional areas of business and an understanding of the diverse contexts of business.

  • Demonstrate awareness of the global economic, environmental, political, ethical, legal, and regulatory contexts of business practice.
  • Assess how organizations create value in their global supply chains through the integrated production and distribution of goods, services and information.
  • Describe the concept of competitive advantage and how it may be achieved through strategic and tactical methods.
  • Analyze the information content of organizational processes.
  • Define markets and apply marketing concepts and principles using a customer focus to effectively sell products and services.
  • Recognize and appropriately respond to ethical, legal and strategic concerns relating to human resource and organizational management.
  • Apply accounting concepts and methods to interpret financial statements for evaluating the financial position and performance of organizations.
  • Interpret and analyze accounting information for internal control, planning, performance evaluation, and coordination to continuously improve business processes.
  • Make basic investment and financing decisions for a business using financial management concepts, and methods.