Business Administration Career Brief

Overview

Major exposes graduates to all facets of business, giving them flexibility to tailor their education to their professional experience or explore interests. The Business Administration major focuses on Innovation and Strategy through exposure to each of the disciplines offered by the Eller College of Management. This allows graduates versatility and the ability to adapt to the needs of their company or professional pursuits.


 

Degree Requirements

Includes: foundation courses required for Professional Admission*, general education requirements, professional core courses, and a set of Business Administration core courses.

Sample Business Administration Courses/Topics:

  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Economic Strategy for Business Decisions
  • Human Resources Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment

*Students must achieve Professional Admission (a competitive and selective application process) to move from the pre-professional phase to the professional phase. 

**Check the Degree/Academic Progress Report (APRR's) for your specific academic program requirements per your catalog at http://catalog.arizona.edu.


 

Student Involvement

The college has a wide variety of professional fraternities, honoraries and student clubs. Student organizations offer: career information; networking opportunities with alumni, corporate representatives, faculty, and fellow students; social and professional activities; and provide leadership roles and skills building opportunities.

Student organizations for Business Administration majors includes EBAB (Eller Business Administration Board) 

Visit the FESO - Federation of Eller Student Organizations website for more information.


 

Additional Opportunities

Students are able to gain certificates in the following areas:

BNAD Evening: Finance, Social Innovation, Sports Management, Accounting, and Health Care

BNAD Online: Finance and Sports Management

Students can reach out to their advisor for more information


 

Career Opportunities

Given the analytical nature and diversity of the discipline, Business Administration provides a solid background for many jobs and professions. The study of Business Administration also offers excellent preparation for advanced education in government, law, management, finance, hospitality, sales, human resources and education.

Types of Jobs and Employers

Business Administration jobs occur in a variety of organizations: manufacturers, hospitals, charities, hotels, government, and so forth. Among the many types of occupations are:

  • Management Development Trainee
  • Project Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Human Resource Administration
  • Management/Organizational Analysis
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Officer
  • Regional Operations Management
  • Production Management
  • Retail Store Management
  • Business Development
  • Sales Apprenticeship
  • Insurance/Annuities Sales
  • Athletic Sales
  • Territory Sales Management
  • Hospitality Management

 

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 632,400 new jobs. A stronger regulatory environment is driving the demand for more accountants and auditors who prepare and examine financial documents.


 

Salaries

Starting salaries vary by size and type of employer, location, course work, and experience. National average starting salary offers:

  • Eller Business Administration graduate average offer: $44,264 (Eller Graduate Survey, 2016)

 

Recruitment Opportunities

Business Administration graduates obtain jobs through various avenues, leading to placements with a wide range of firms and organizations.

Recruitment opportunities include the annual "Career Days", sponsored each fall semester by UA Career Services, as well as the fall semester's "Eller Expo" and the spring semester "Career Showcase" coordinated by Eller College Student Council and Delta Sigma Pi.

sample of employers that hired Eller College Business Administration majors in past few years:

Accenture
Arizona Auditor General
Balboa Capital Corporation
BNSF Railway
California State Controller's Office
Cerner Healthcare Information Technology
Clarkston Consulting
Coca-Cola
Consolidated Graphics
Crescent Electric Supply
Deloitte Services LP
Dillard's Department Stores
Edward Jones
Ensynch, Inc.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Epic Systems Corporation
Ernst & Young LLP
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
General Mills, Inc.
Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co.Liberty Mutual Insurance Group (MA)
Medix Staffing Solutions
National Bank of Arizona
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
NSBN LLP
PetSmart
PIMCO
Raytheon
Sears Holding Co.
Sherwin-Williams
Stryker
Travelers Insurance
US AgBank
Vanguard*
Wells Fargo Financial

 

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