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Business administration majors learn how to manage people and accomplish strategic objectives in an organizational setting. To move into a career where you are responsible for people, projects, and resources, you need to have strong knowledge of business and a solid understanding of how organizations function as systems.
Business administration students take courses which expose them to all of the functional areas of business and management, including economics, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and strategy. A major in business administration enables the graduate to pursue a career with virtually any firm, from for-profit major corporations to non-profit charities to small business. Because all companies need marketing, management, accounting and finance expertise, the business administration major is uniquely poised to add value to any organization. Many students combine the business administration major with specialized study in a target area, which prepares them for careers in marketing, finance, international business, human resources management, or accounting.
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The career outlook for business administration majors depends largely on the field or industry entered. In general, however, business administration majors are typically very successful in finding employment straight out of college.
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The business administration major prepares students for work in corporations large and small, for federal, state, or local government offices, or in nonprofit organizations. The knowledge and skills acquired by a business major are highly valued and transfer into virtually any setting.
Business majors can apply to the Meredith MBA “Early Career Entry” program and finish their MBA in just one additional year. Having the graduate degree in hand when entering the job market can be a great advantage and help jump start your career progression.