Department of Business Administration and Economics

Department of Business Administration and Economics

In the Department of Business Administration and Economics, you’ll gain not only quantitative and technical skills, but you’ll also develop an ethical sensitivity in a business context, a multicultural/international business perspective, and explore gender issues in a business setting.


We offer a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, business administration, and management information systems, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in economics. Business administration majors may concentrate in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, and marketing. The two minors in the department are business administration and economics.


The faculty in the Department of Business Administration and Economics is comprised of accomplished experts and scholars with practical experience in their fields that match their passion for all aspects of business with a dedication to teaching and mentoring. Members of the department have worked in health care management, multinational CPA firms, and corporate finance, and have served as consultants in the US and abroad.


You’ll find our business administration and economics alumnae achieving great things all over the country, and as part of the Saint Mary’s sisterhood, they serve as valuable professional connections. Our grads have: started their own businesses; become partners in the Big Four CPA firms; served as executives in major corporations like IBM; taken marketing positions for non-profits; become buyers in national retail chains; and entered prestigious Executive Training programs in companies like Abbot and General Electric. With a degree in business administration and economics, you’ll be well prepared for graduate schools, as well as a diverse range of careers.

For the data-minded, Saint Mary's offers a primarily online Master of Science in Data Science degree, open to both men and women. Here, you'll develop the deep analytical skills desperately needed by companies today, most of which are data-rich but information-poor. Our master's program is built around developing actionable intelligence, so you will be able to discover and, most important, interpret meaningful data patterns into usable information for clients.