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Business Administration

The right degree for you

The business administration major and minor provides a broad overview of business principles and practices. Students take courses in accounting, business communication, information systems, business administration, finance, marketing, and management.

General Business Administration Major

37 credits

The business administration program prepares students for success through a curriculum that includes a strong liberal education core, and major-specific coursework that provides a broad overview of business. The program also helps students develop communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills, which are highly valued by employers.

The business administration major is the only College of Business major that requires a minor or certificate. Popular choices include communications, math, music, political science, psychology, and Spanish. This major is not available as part of a double major combination with any other business major.

The business administration major is the only major in the College of Business that requires a minor or approved certificate as a secondary area of study. The BSAD major can be completed entirely online as part of a degree completion program for students with a UW System or UW Colleges Associate's degree. 

Graduates of these programs find employment in areas such as arts administration, advertising, sales, marketing, hotel restaurant management, and retail.

Business Administration Minor

27 credits

Gives students an overview of business. The minor is not available to College of Business majors.

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