Business Administration Major

Prepare to Become a Leader in Business

Develop the ability to communicate effectively and think critically as a Business Administration major. Acquire a broad foundation in management principles in a high quality, professional education that will prepare you to work in teams and lead others. You will then focus your work in management, marketing, finance, economics, international business or international economics.

4+1 MBA Program

Students who have earned a BS degree in business can accelerate their MBA degree. Students can waive certain MBA foundation courses, allowing them to complete an MBA in one year. Be a part of ​​an online MBA designed to prepare you for faithful, thoughtful, skillful leadership – fully equipped to make a positive and lasting difference in your workplace, community and beyond.

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What will I learn?

Through Houghton’s major in Business Administration, you will become career-ready as you:

  • Study business with a top-quality education rooted in ethics, leadership and responsibility.
  • Mix classroom and real-world hands-on experiences to fully understand the business environment.
  • Receive a broad foundation in management principles and can choose to focus in management, marketing, finance, economics, international business or international economics.

124 Credits


Required Courses


Elective Courses and General Education

Degree Requirements

Learn from the Experts

You will be taught by professors that have served as Certified Public Accountants, human resource managers, financial consultants, public relations directors, business analysts, television and radio broadcasters, communication strategy managers, organizational effectiveness consultants, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. The experience they bring into the classroom enriches and validates what you learn through their coursework.

Manage a 6-digit Portfolio

Manage a portion of the Houghton University stock portfolio in the Business Investment Center. Take advantage of this hands-on opportunity to research and buy and sell stocks with real money. Houghton students have operated this since 2001 and grown assets under management to approximately $460,000. The Business Investment Center is equipped with a 24-foot-long stock ticker streaming the latest quotes and LCD screens showing market commentators and their predictions, while also serving as a trading room, classroom, and study area.

Start and Operate an On-Campus Business

You will have many opportunities to get real experience in the field you want to study. Some of these opportunities are the Student Investment Group which manages a six-digit real money portfolio or the Houghton Student Enterprises group which plans, manages, and operates numerous on-campus businesses. You will have the ability to participate in one for-credit internship as part of your curriculum.

Program Outcomes

Students earning a BS in Business Administration from Houghton University are prepared to for careers in many areas, including but not limited to:

*Double major in Data Science to further enhance your resume.

Employment Expected to Grow 14%

for Management Analysts
U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsSource

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Application Requirements


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Documents and Supporting Materials

You’ll be asked to provide your official high school transcript and your test scores (can be waived)
Testing Policy

Personal Statement

The personal statement portion of our application for admission is perhaps the best place to truly tell your story, to tell who you are and what is important to you.
Personal Statement

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