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Explore the business administration bachelor's degree program at UW-Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's business administration program delivers innovative ideas and solutions to practical business principles. 

Build your understanding of business practices through a diverse curriculum, with courses ranging from accounting and business communication to marketing and management. Through real-world projects and experiential learning opportunities, you'll enhance your communication, interpersonal, technical and critical thinking skills — all of which are highly valued by organizations seeking to employ business graduates.

UW-Eau Claire students are always striving to experience something new and explore places they never have before. And we encourage it. The business administration program offers countless opportunities for you to grow, whether it's through an internship, student organizations, study abroad, competitions or projects that better the community. 

Because of the broad-based nature of the program, graduates can go on to pursue a variety of careers, including arts administration, advertising, sales, marketing, hotel management, restaurant management and retail.  

Shelby Bilgo, Business Administration

Building leadership skills in the classroom and on the stage

There is no shortage of leadership opportunities at UW-Eau Claire, something business administration student Shelby Bilgo has definitely taken advantage of. From being a resident assistant to production director of the student-produced “Cabaret,” she is certainly using the management skills her major helped her to build.

“The thing I have enjoyed most during my time at UWEC is this opportunity for growth,” she said. “I believe the confidence that I have gained from all these experiences will set me apart when pursuing a management job in the future.”

In addition to an impressive resume, these opportunities have also given Shelby some valuable takeaways, including how to communicate clearly, the importance of listening to others’ opinions and the value of leading with positivity in any situation.

“I love helping others to grow and become more confident in themselves,” she said. “And while I am not entirely sure what industry I want to build a career in, I know that I want to inspire positive change.”

Business administration degree scholarships

The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. For example, the Lorraine Missling Business Communication Award gifts multiple scholarships (up to $9,000) for students majoring in business administration. We value giving you the funds you need in order to get the most out of your education.

Learn more about what scholarships and resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.

Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire

Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.

To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your business administration degree.

Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC

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Quick facts

Business administration program details
  • Program length: four years
  • Offered: on campus
  • Campus: Eau Claire
  • This major requires a minor or certificate.
  • This program is also available as a minor.
  •  Students majoring in this program will earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.
Student Organizations
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary (BGS)
  • Beta Upsilon Sigma (BUS)
  • Collegiate DECA

Accreditation information

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Our business programs are among the best. We are accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide.

Business administration bachelor’s degree program highlights

Current, evolving curriculum. Business administration majors are forward-thinking, business-savvy individuals with a thirst for knowledge — and so are our faculty. Course curriculum focuses on ways you can stay sharp, current and on top of your game. Professors will do all they can to prepare and empower you to realize your full potential and excel in life.

Opportunities to gain professional experience. Build out your resume with real-world experience by pursuing internships and international study and participating in competitions and service projects. UW-Eau Claire's business administration program offers many transformational educational experiences that will build your self-confidence while allowing you to apply and test what you've learned. 

Development of leadership skills. The College of Business hosts 15 student organizations — all of which are available to business administration majors. Seventy-one percent of our students report that they belong to at least one student organization and 30% hold a leadership position (Source COB 2015-16 graduating senior surveys). Student organizations are an excellent way to not only get involved on campus but to also build your leadership skills. These experiences are ones you can leverage in future job interviews to better demonstrate your ability to manage, delegate and work on a team.

Connection to local employers. Annual on-campus Career Conferences and a Client Communication and Management Career Fair bring potential employers right to you. These events are excellent opportunities to network and submit your resume for current and future job openings. 

What jobs can you get with a business administration degree from UWEC?

With a business administration degree from UW-Eau Claire, you will graduate with the framework, tools and experience necessary to jump into a successful career, full of advancement opportunities. Jobs for business administration graduates are plentiful — and you'll be able to take your pick when it comes to markets and career paths. 

Where are business administration alumni now?

Business administration careers

Senior Tyler Bee on the tarmak with Air Force planes

Supported to meet his goal: U.S. Air Force student earns degree while on duty

Tyler Bee is the epitome of someone empowered to succeed — the business administration major graduated in just three and a half years. Even more impressive? He was on active duty in Thailand for most of his senior year.

This might have hindered Tyler to continue pursuing his degree at other institutions, but not at UW-Eau Claire. Instead of being forced to take a break from school, Tyler's professors found ways for him to complete course curriculum from afar. 

"Given how much the mobilization was going to affect his personal and academic life, I felt it was the least I could do to support him anyway that I could," faculty member Emily Elsner Twesme said. "Tyler’s work ethic and unwavering positive attitude, coupled with his ambition, are going to take him far in life. His journey is just beginning."

Business administration bachelor’s degree program curriculum

UW-Eau Claire’s business administration program requires a minor or approved certificate as a secondary area of study. Pair this degree with popular choices such as communications, math, music, psychology or Spanish to obtain an even more well-rounded education. For those interested in furthering their education, we also offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Classes for business administration majors may include:

Learn more about the business administration major in the UWEC course catalog

Learn more about the business administration minor in the UWEC course catalog.

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