What can I do with a degree in business administration?

January 01, 2017 by Brandman Career Services

The Bachelor’s in Business Administration prepares you for professional opportunities and advancement in a dynamic, global business environment through an innovative and career-relevant curriculum. This program is particularly useful for those who would like to advance in their company, be prepared for lower or middle management opportunities, and develop relevant skills for an ever-changing business environment. Students will develop business fundamentals while focusing on their given area of specialization. Emphasis areas include:

Possible Fields

  • Education Hospitality and Tourism
  • Finance Technology
  • Entertainment Nonprofit Organizations
  • Investments
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Technology
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Possible Occupations*

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Actuary
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Bank and Branch Managers
  • Benefits Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Professor
  • Controller
  • Employee Benefits
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Industrial Relations Specialist
  • Insurance Agent
  • Human Resources
  • Internal Auditor
  • Supervisor within service or manufacturing business
  • Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Market Research
  • Analyst Urban and Regional Planner
  • Management:
    • Manufacturing
    • Public Relations
    • Purchasing
    • Non-Retail
    • Restaurant
    • Sales
    • Storage & Distribution

*The above lists are possible fields and occupations representative, but not exclusive or limited to, employment options for a Business Administration major. Some positions listed require additional training, education (master’s degree), and/or experience prior to job eligibility.

Skills Needed for Business Administration Majors

  • Research
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving 
  • Interpersonal 
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Project Management

Professional Associations for Business Administration Majors

Professional associations provide a connection with other professionals in your field to learn, share, and discuss professional interests. Associations also provide great opportunities to network and explore additional early care and education career information.

Additional Business Administration Resources 

Brandman University Clubs and Organizations

Brandman University Business Society

Brandman University Programs 

Brandman University Programs: Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration 

Brandman University Programs: Master ‘s Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

Visit the Career Exploration and Planning section of the Career Services website for additional career information, resources, and tools. 

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