Explore the business administration degree program at UW-Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's business administration program will deliver innovative solutions to practical business principles. You'll develop a strong business foundation to succeed in a career.

The business administration program at UW-Eau Claire will help you develop communication, interpersonal, technical and critical thinking skills, all of which are highly valued by organizations seeking to employ business graduates. This bachelor degree program provides a broad overview of business principles and practices through a curriculum with courses ranging from accounting and business communication to marketing and management.

UW-Eau Claire’s business administration program is the only major in the College of Business that 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 that will lead to additional career opportunities and create a truly transformative educational experience during your time here.

Senior Tyler Bee on the tarmak with Air Force planes

U.S. Air Force student earns business administration degree while on duty

Tyler Bee is the epitome of someone empowered to succeed. This business administration major graduated in three and a half years. Not only did he complete that impressive feat, but he was also on active duty in Thailand for most of his senior year. He completed 15 credits his last semester, a full course load while working full time as an aviation manager at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base. Tyler's hard work and determination to earn a degree speaks to his motivation to become the best he can be. With dreams of becoming an officer in the U.S military, Tyler pioneered his own path my earning a degree that would aid him in achieving his goals. 

Business administration degree scholarships and financial aid

Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. As a business administration major, you will have access to apply for a variety of scholarships to assist you in getting the most out of your education. We value giving you the funds you need in order to become a student inspired to go above and beyond.

Business administration scholarships

The business administration program offers thousands of dollars in a variety of scholarships based on academic standing, financial need, high school location and extracurricular involvement.

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

Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire

Financial aid is a subject we don't take lightly. We know that college comes at a cost, which is why we offer students fair financial aid packages in addition to scholarships. 

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Quick Facts

Business administration program details
  • Program length: Four years
  • Availability: Campus, can be completed online as part of a degree completion program for students with a UW System or UW Colleges Associate’s degree.
  • Business administration minor
  • A certificate is required to have with this major, earn a certificate in leadership studies or entrepreneurship for example
Student Organizations
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary (BGS)
  • Beta Upsilon Sigma (BUS)
  • Collegiate DECA

Accreditation information: 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

As a business administration major, you can obtain a well-rounded education that will set you up for a future full of career advancement and success. In the business administration bachelor degree program, you will experience the following:

Get professional experience. In the business administration program, you will have the opportunity to pursue internships, international study, competitions, service projects and other high impact educational experiences that will enhance your self-confidence while allowing you to apply and test what you have learned. Our students here are always striving to experience something new and explore places they never have before.

You will develop leadership skills. The College of Business hosts 15 student organizations. 71% of our students report that they belong to at least one student organization. 30% hold a leadership position (Source COB 2015-16 graduating Senior surveys). Student organizations are a way to not only get involved on campus but will give you skills you can leverage in interviews when you're looking for careers later on. We encourage growth through these extracurricular opportunities.

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

With a business administration bachelor’s degree, you will have the fundamental tools essential to a variety of careers and professions. At UW-Eau Claire, we also offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) for those interested in furthering their education to enhance your knowledge and take your education to the next step.

Where are our business administration degree alumni now?

Business administration careers

I owe much of my success to my business writing professor who taught me how to craft my first real resume. Her assistance greatly helped me to land various positions.

Tanner Follis | Management '17

Business administration bachelor’s degree program curriculum

As a first-year student studying business administration at UW-Eau Claire, you’ll be asked to complete courses to satisfy our University’s writing requirement, math requirement, liberal education requirement, courses on Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 103), Principles of Macroeconomics (Econ 104) and Foundations for Success in Business (BSAD 180).

Graduation requirements for business administration degree

Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Proficiency Requirements (14 credits)
Business Core Classes (28 credits)
Required Accounting Course (3 credits)
Business Economics Electives (Minimum of 6 credits)

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Top classes for business administration majors

Managerial Accounting
Project Management
Foundations for Success in Business
Advanced Business Presentations
Advanced Business Communications

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