Entrepreneur? Future CEO?
Whatever your business bent, the University of Mary Washington’s business administration major can help you achieve your goals. Mentored by expert faculty, you’ll ground yourself in business principles, then unlock your specific interests and strengths. You’ll gain real-world experience through research and internships, launching a career with no limits.
Students majoring in Business Administration who complete all requirements earn the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration.
Areas of Study
UMW’s bachelor’s program in business administration lets you major in accounting, general business, or marketing. In addition, the program covers information systems and applications, applied statistics and business research, legal environment of business, principles of management, federal taxation, organizational behavior, human resource management, decision analysis, principles of finance, commercial law, consumer behavior, leadership theory and practice, negotiation, and more.
Business administration majors become account managers, brokerage clerks, employment interviewers, fundraising specialists, human resource managers, insurance underwriters, investment brokers, accountants, Realtors, marketing specialists, purchasing agents, and more.
At UMW, you’ll find internship opportunities close to campus and in nearby Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia. Intern positions include real estate social media, advertising, marketing research and brand development, Chamber of Commerce communications, financial planning, and automotive business operations.
“Getting a liberal arts education provided me with the opportunity to explore several different areas … Ultimately, the Business Department is where I landed and was most passionate. The liberal arts education definitely worked great for me and provided me with important life skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, economic and societal differences, various political perspectives, and communication skills.”
To be eligible for honors in business administration, you must have a 3.25 grade-point average in upper-division business administration courses and a 3.0 GPA overall. You’ll do a research project, write a thesis, and defend it before a faculty honors committee.
To receive a bachelor’s degree in business administration in your chosen major of accounting, general business, or marketing, you will earn 48 credits, including 30 in core business courses and 18 in upper-level electives.
The Business Administration minor complements many majors and provides an opportunity for students to examine and evaluate the complex components of today’s competitive business environment. Eighteen (18) credits are required.