Business Administration Major

The undergraduate Business Administration Major is a degree that recognizes that many business students will have multiple business responsibilities as they climb the career ladder. The degree provides broad cross-discipline experience in the core business areas of operations, finance, management, and marketing. The Business Administration Major prepares students for positions such as business manager, business analyst, benefits administrator, account executive, department administrator and entry-level professional positions.

Advising Information

On-Campus Advisior

Advisor: Barbara Baird
Email: barbara.baird@usu.edu
Office: Business 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272

RCDE Advisors

A list of RCDE locations and the corresponding Advisors are available on the Academic Advising Materials Page.

Academic Advising Materials

About This Degree

The business administration major provides students with a broad education in the core business areas of finance, human resource management, marketing, and operations. Students can think of the business administration degree as an undergraduate MBA, preparing leaders to pursue careers after graduation or to continue with further education. This well-rounded degree option is for students wishing to enter the business world and pursue a wider variety of careers.

Students earning a degree in business administration develop strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to make decisions, pay close attention to detail, and analyze and interpret data. This skill set is highly sought after by employers in the business field. Internship opportunities, along with participation and leadership in clubs and organizations as well as study abroad experiences, are available to students through the Huntsman School of Business, giving them an edge in finding careers after graduation. Additionally, this degree provides students with excellent preparation for an MBA or other graduate programs.

The business administration program is housed in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, the oldest business school west of the Mississippi. USU has offered business degrees since 1894 and has long held prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and continues to be on the forefront of advanced business education.

Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Distance Education

The BS in accounting is available through USU’s Regional Campuses and Distance Education program at the following locations:

Beaver, Bicknell, Blanding, Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cortez, Delta, Ephraim, Junction, Kanab, Milford, Moab, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Monument Valley, Nephi, Price, Richfield, Salt Lake, Southwest, Tooele, Tremonton, Uintah Basin, Wendover

Career Options

With a degree in business administration, students can pursue the following careers:

  • Business manager
  • Business analyst
  • Benefits administrator
  • Account executive
  • Department administrator