Have you ever dreamed about starting your own company, managing operations for a global corporation, or finding other ways to use your talent in the business world? Whether you want to work for a startup, small business, Fortune 500 company, nonprofit or government organization, a business administration degree gives you the skills and experience you need to get hired and ethically contribute. If you are looking for a major you can use in nearly any business setting around the globe; this is the program for you.
Marketing. Finance. Operations. Management. Technology. Data analytics. Organizational behavior. As a business administration major, you’ll learn about all of the key pieces involved in starting, running and growing a business, like the ability to communicate clearly, think critically, solve problems and lead teams. Classes often include real-world case studies that bring the business world to life and challenge you to think about what you would do in similar circumstances. Choosing a specific business concentration (or two) will let you dive in and focus on one area, typically with a series of upper-level courses in your junior and senior years.
At the UB School of Management, you can choose from a range of concentrations, including:
From Silicon Valley to UB’s Student Union, you’ll find plenty of places where you can learn, grow and make friends.
It's simple, really. This degree gives you an incredible amount of freedom as you choose where to start—and grow—your career. For inspiration, just look at our alumni, whose careers have included:
Of course, you can also go on to get an MBA, either as part of a combined BS/MBA program, directly after you graduate or later in your career.
At the UB School of Management, you’ll find top researchers and thought leaders, as well as experienced business people with a wide range of expertise in marketing, finance, human resources and other key areas. This means that, as a student, you’ll learn about business theory integrated with plenty of real-world examples.
Perhaps most importantly, our faculty members are exceptional teachers and mentors. Many have been lauded for their expertise in the classroom, and several have received prestigious recognition like the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Throughout your time at UB, you’ll find that our faculty take pride in mentoring and coaching you, and often share contacts and connections that can help you get internships and jobs.