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.  

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 degree scholarships

The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many business administration scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. Currently, thousands of dollars are reserved for those pursuing a degree in business administration. Scholarship criteria include things like academic standing, financial need, high school location, extracurricular involvement and more. 

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
  • Availability: campus
  • This major requires a minor.
  • This program is also available as a minor.
Student Organizations
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary (BGS)
  • Beta Upsilon Sigma (BUS)
  • Collegiate DECA

Accreditation information: Our business programs are among the best. We are accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5 percent 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.

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?

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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 degree majors might include:

View more in the UWEC course catalog.

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