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Business Administration helps you understand how business works

What makes a business work, and how can you use your talents to help manage it effectively and efficiently? The six majors in the department of Business Administration develop a broad-based skill set that will allow you to impact an existing company, or build one of your own. Here, you will have the flexibility to explore the many facets of business—from management and marketing to entrepreneurship and technology—so you can choose a major (or more than one!) that aligns with your interests and talents.

Whatever path you choose, you'll be ready for quick entry into the business world, so you can build a meaningful career, pursue your purpose, and make an impact.

Gies delivers a highly ranked, versatile education

Versatility is an asset in the business world. With a degree from Business Administration in Gies College of Business you bring agility to whatever business role you assume. That’s because you receive broad-based learning and real-world experiences under the umbrella of six essential business disciplines.

Cele Otnes

"Business Administration in Gies College of Business offers a number of paths that help students define their own destination. Whether your interest is in operations management, marketing, or one of our other four majors, we nurture your goals in a diverse and supportive learning community so you can discover your passion and make a difference in the business world."

Cele Otnes, Department Head and Anthony J. Petullo Professor of Business Administration

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One degree, many career options

The combination of general business knowledge, a specific business concentration, and practical application makes you a well-rounded, proficient contributor who can take on a variety of roles and succeed across a wide range of business enterprises. Our placement rates across the Department of Business Administration undergraduate programs prove it. Two programs, supply chain management and operations management, boast a 100% placement for their graduates.

Discipline-wide collaborations that strengthen our programs

Our reputation for excellence in research and education is rooted in our long-standing commitment to engaging top-notch academics and thought leaders in conversations about timely topics that move business administration forward. Our faculty constantly and consistently engage in symposia, lectures, workshops, and other events where the Department of Business Administration invites speakers from other universities and programs to benefit students, faculty, and the broader community.

Caitlin McQuiston

"I would not be where I am today without Gies College of Business. Not only did I receive an excellent education, I met many connections that have been valuable in the business world and in my personal life. Multiple professors have answered questions and guided me even after I graduated."

Caitlin McQuiston, Accountancy, Marketing '13

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How can a Gies online MBA help you stand out in the workplace?

At Gies, you not only have the benefit of world-class instructors blending theory and practice, but you are also part of a global classroom full of diverse perspectives. This creates an opportunity for hands-on learning and unmatched cross-cultural collaboration.

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Choosing the graduate program that’s right for you

When evaluating online and residential master’s degrees in business, it’s important to look for programs that broaden your skills and offer experiential learning opportunities, according to experts from Gies College of Business.