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Learn to think and work ethically in an ever-changing business environment.

Business Administration Major

Gain a broad view of the best business principles and practices, and combine a strong liberal arts curriculum with a professional program.

The business administration program at SUNY Plattsburgh is accredited by the AACSB, a standard of achievement for business programs so prestigious that less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinction. The business administration program at SUNY Plattsburgh provides you with challenging curriculum and educational and career opportunities with the highest-quality faculty.

What Will I Learn?

The business administration major dominates the list of most in-demand majors. Majoring in business administration may prepare you for a wide-range of high-paying careers with above average growth prospects. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Courses in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, management information system, and supply chain management will help you gain a broad view of the best business principles and practices. Beyond this, you can select one elective course in international business and five elective courses among School of Business and Economics (SBE) upper-division courses in your selected specialization in business, focusing on areas that best suit your skills, interests and career goals.

What is Unique About Our Program?

Many of our business administration majors add extra value to their program with a minor. Just think — knowing something about art history could serve you well at a business dinner, a minor in psychology could help you to better understand your clients, or maybe you just like music. We will encourage you to pursue your many interests and round out your education.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Business Administration Opens Doors to Many Career Options

Businesses of all kinds need people with a solid background in business administration and that is where you come in! Behind every business operation is someone who understands how to work well in an organization and who possesses knowledge and skills in the following:

  • Accounting — understand auditing, budget analysis, financial accounting and management, taxation and real estate.
  • Business economics — understand supply and demand, the decisions and factors that drive those trends.
  • Finance — understand how the money for business projects is raised and managed, with attention to corporate finance, investment banking, commercial banking, financial planning, securities and money management.
  • International business — understand the dynamic patterns of international business, focusing on global economic, political, and social trends.
  • Legal studies — understand legal issues and trends affecting business and society.
  • Management — understand the skills to motivate, allocate personnel, organizational design and planning.
  • Marketing — understand the marketing of goods and services, from producers to consumers, brand and product management, advertising, market research, and public relations.
  • Operations management — understand the basics of managing computer-integrated firms, production and operations management, manufacturing, and research analyst.
  • Supply chain management — understand the efficient and effective management of flows of materials, information, and funds throughout the supply chain in the process of purchasing, producing, transporting and distributing goods and service from the origin to the destination.
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