Business Administration

 

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Department Head: 
Advising Coordinator: Karin Hickenbotham
Phone: 479-788-7800
College Website: College of Business

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

Major and Minor 

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration prepares students for careers in management.  Management skills are highly sought after by nonprofit organizations and government agencies as well.  Business administration majors develop the following important skills:

  • Effective oral, interpersonal, written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning and managerial skills
  • Knowledge of management information systems
  • Data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Team building skills
  • A broad understanding of international business and economics
  • Ethical decision-making skills

The business administration minor is intended for non-majors interested in a basic understanding of the role of business in society and the methods used by business. This curriculum also provides a basis for advanced study. 

The certificate of proficiency in community leadership is designed to provide a curriculum in which students can actively learn, practice and develop, expand and improve leadership skills and competencies. It is available to all UAFS students.

The certificate of proficiency in professional sales leads students through a three-course sequence allowing them to actively learn, practice, develop, expand, and improve upon the skills and competencies necessary for success in professional sales careers.

What can you do with a degree in Business Administration?

Students who graduate with a degree in Business Administration are prepared for a variety of careers in the fields of banking, finance, international management, human resources management, technology management, entrepreneurship, and business analysis.

Websites for Career Research

Why should you choose to major or minor in Business Administration? 

  • According to the latest Payscale.com survey, the median beginning salary for careers related to business administration is $42,540; the median mid-career salary is $70,240.  Salaries will vary depending upon the area of specialization.

  • Business administration is a large employment category and is expecting moderate to rapid growth depending upon the area of specialization.

  • Among the over 250,000 graduating seniors who take the Major Field Test in Business every year, students in the College of Business have scored in the top 25% or higher for the past several years

Special Application Procedures

In order to become a major, you must complete a change of major/major declaration form with your advisor.  There are no special application requirements.  However, business majors must be admitted to the College of Business in order to take upper-level courses in business and accounting.  Please click here for Admission Requirements.

 

Internship Opportunities

The College of Business Internship Program offers students the opportunity to develop  core business skills in a professional environment.  For the student Intern, the internship will provide the chance to:

  • Explore career opportunities within a chosen field of study.
  • Learn new skills beyond what is possible in the classroom
  • Develop a network of professional colleagues
  • Gain work experience while earning college credit
  • Enhance  professional credentials

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Academic Clubs, Organizations, and Honor Societies

Graduates are employed with:

  • ABF Freight System
  • ArcBest Corporation
  • Arvest Bank
  • First National Bank
  • JB Hunt Transport Services
  • Simmons Foods
  • USA Truck, Inc.
  • Walmart Corporation

Accreditation

AACSB Accredited