Business Administration

 Become a leader in the business world. As a business major, you will develop strong quantitative, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills. You'll exploring international business and learning to become an ethical leader in the workplace.

In pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, you can choose a major in accounting, business administration (including concentrations in accounting, finance, management, international business, and marketing), and management information systems. In addition, a Bachelor of Arts with a major in economics is available.

Writing in the Major
To satisfy the Department of Business Administration and Economics Advanced Writing Proficiency (students call this "getting their 'Advanced W'") requirement, you must demonstrate writing proficiency in your chosen discipline. You will compile a portfolio of three accepted papers from department courses. For a business administration major, at least one of the three papers must be from a course in your concentration.

Senior Comprehensive Examination
The Comprehensive Examination gives you a chance to demonstrate competence in your chosen major and concentration. Using a case study format, it provides teams of students with an integrative group learning experience and tests technical competencies, problem solving and strategic analysis skills, an awareness of ethical issues, communication and interpersonal skills, and quantitative skills. Cases also require the team of students to consider international and intercultural ramifications.

Hands-on Learning
Faculty members have all worked outside academia and bring real-world experience and expertise to their teaching. Small class sizes mean more one-on-one attention and allow you to form close ties with faculty and fellow students. Business majors undertake internships with a multitude of companies, both paid and for academic credit. Saint Mary’s alumnae have outstanding career opportunities in the business world, assuming high-level leadership positions in a variety of organizations.

Saint Mary’s alumnae are employed by a great number of internationally known corporations, such as AT&T, Nabisco, Eli Lilly, Hormel Foods, Bank of America, State Farm Insurance, Xerox Corporation, Dun and Bradstreet, United Airlines, Macy's, KPMG, General Electric, Ford Motor Company, Abbott Labs, Target and IBM.