The Business Administration major program generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Thinking About This Major?
The Center for Career & Professional Development has many tools and resources available to help you choose your major. Below are three of them:
Focus 2: A series of reliable, intuitive, career and education decision-making assessments to help students select a major, explore occupations, make informed career decisions, and take action in their career development.
Skills developed as a Business Administration major (via Focus2): Decision making, helping, listening, managing money, mathematics, reading comprehension, reasoning, speaking, writing and authoring.
What Can I Do With This Major: Learn more about what you can do as a Business Administration major! Some areas of career options are management, sales, insurance, real estate, human resources.
Handshake: UMW’s online career management platform that includes the latest jobs from employers hiring at your school. You can search for organizations based on major, location, job type, and many other categories.
Business Administration – Current Job Opportunities
Note: Job & Internship opportunities are pulled from UMW’s online job and internship database, Handshake, and update every 12 hours. Log into your UMW Handshake account to find hundreds of other opportunities and events.
Business Administration – Current Internship Opportunities
Business Administration Graduate Data
Note: Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
- “knowledge rate” defines the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities
- “career outcome rate” is the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Business Administration Alumni (2018-2022)
Total graduates: 441
Knowledge Rate: 85%
Career Outcome Rate: 93%
- Employed Full-time: 77%
- Employed Part-time: 10%
- Grad School: 4%
- Military: 1%
- Seeking Employment: 5%
- Waiting on Grad School: 1%
- Volunteer Service: 1%
- Not seeking: 1%
Where do our alumni land?
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
Alumni Bios: Read through our College of Business Alumni Profiles
Alumni Videos: Visit the Business Administration Alumni playlist on our Youtube page to learn more about our successful alums.
- American Association for Advertising Agencies
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- American Marketing Association
- APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)
- Association for Financial Professionals
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
- Manufacturers’ Agents National Association
- National Association for Business Economics
- National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
- National Association of Realtors
- Society for Human Resource Management