A degree in business administration prepares students for careers in management and leadership in many areas. Graduates may find employment in for-profit, nonprofit, government, educational, health care and sports settings, among others.
Coursework in accounting, economics, research, communications, marketing, ethics and finance gives students the knowledge to be self-employed entrepreneurs, managers or supervisors in business and services such as banking, insurance, real estate, hotel, medical sales, finance, manufacturing, product development, human resources, IT management, research and business analysis.
In the Workforce
- Banking: Banks, credit unions, savings and loan associations, wholesale lenders, investments, Federal Reserve banks.
- Consulting: Research assistant, research associate, business analyst.
- Education: Recruitment, advising, registrar, alumni, finance.
- Finance: Accounting, auditing, financial analyst, budget analyst, personal financial adviser, buyer.
- Government: Local, state and federal offices, military contractors and installations.
- Human resource management: Retail stores, restaurants, hotels and other facilities, health care organizations, labor unions, educational institutions.
- Insurance: Insurance firms, insurance brokers, analysts.
- Management: Hotel, restaurant, spas, athletic facilities, retail stores, operations, production, self-employed, banks.
- Nonprofit: Management, assistants in education, medical facilities and associations (such as the American Heart Association), visiting nurse home care, social enterprises (Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs), museums, theaters, environmental organizations and many others.
- Real estate: Appraisal firms, apartment and condominium complexes, leasing offices, developers.
- Sales: Manufacturers, financial companies, insurance companies, software and technology.
- Sports: Sales, media, marketing, management.
Our recent graduates have acquired positions in organizations such as:
- Arbella Insurance
- Bearcat Properties
- Calloway Labs
- CVS Caremark
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Fox Relocation Management
- Halloran, Lukoff & Smith
- IT Convergence
- Liberty Regional Agency Market
- MassMutual Financial Group
- Moriarty's Invisible Fence
- Naval Undersea Warfare Center
- Partners HealthCare
- Schneider Electric
- State Street Corporation
- UBS Financial Services
- Your Sports Memorabilia Store
Graduates should be prepared to begin their career at the entry level to learn more in a specific field and to develop their professional reputation. Internships, undergraduate work experience, minors and/or concentrations in certain coursework may increase the chance of successful employment.
Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an adviser in the Office of Career Development to explore career options and develop a personal strategy for success.