Business Administration

Business Administration

Are you interested in business but need a flexible program and don't want to specialize? You've clicked on the right page!

About

Business administration approaches the field of business from a broad perspective, rather than a particular specialty. Students take courses of interest across the Kania School of Management and are linked with an academic advisor who provides an exceptional level of guidance and support. 

Why Business Administration is in Demand:

  • Data published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows that business administration is one of the top five business majors preferred most by employers.
  • Business administration is projected to be one of the  “Hot Degrees to Pursue in 2014 and Beyond” according to university.com.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, administrative service managers earn a median annual salary of $81,080. (Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook)
  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration is excellent preparation for graduate school and professional studies, including MBA programs. 

Is it for me?

  • Are you flexible?
  • Willing to work hard and challenge yourself?
  • Motivated to learn about a range of topics?
  • Interested in a broad range of business knowledge?

Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Business Administration

1.
Gold standard accreditation.   The Kania School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the highest standard of achievement for business schools around the world.
2.
Dedicated faculty.   Interaction between students and faculty members is a valuable part of the learning process at Scranton, where our professors are facilitators in classroom discussions and bring practical and academic experience to the table. Many have international backgrounds and infuse the global perspective needed for managing in today’s global business environment.
3.
Collegiality.   Students appreciate the strong sense of community at Scranton. The largest class has 35 students. Faculty members are able to give a high level of personal attention to students, resulting in better learning outcomes. Some professors even give their cell phone numbers out!
4.
Jesuit principles.   Ethical decision-making is important in all courses. In the tradition of Jesuit education, faculty and students strive for excellence, value the individual and practice self-reflection as part of learning.
5.
Hands-on learning.   Experiential exercises, student presentations, simulations, and team activities are imbedded in coursework. Brennan Hall features technologically advanced classrooms.

We've always been distinguished for our collaborative learning environment and tight-knit community. Yes, the business world is competitive, but it’s our business to make sure students thrive personally as well as academically during their four years at Scranton. Faculty go out of their way to be there for students.

-Alan Brumagim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

  • Preparing You For Personal & Professional Successplus or minus

    You'll learn how to:

    • Motivate and lead individuals and groups of people
    • Plan effective structures for organizations and projects
    • Analyze and solve problems
    • Design or improve systems
    • Communicate well through written and spoken word
    • Utilize technology in management
    • Make ethical decisions
    • Maintain a global perspective

    Internships

    Business administration majors are not required, but are encouraged to complete internships to put their learning into action working in a professional environment. Internships can be completed in junior or senior year during the regular semester, summer or January intersession. The Center for Career Development at Scranton lists internship opportunities, but students can pursue them on their own as well. 

    Business administration students have interned in the following organizations, plus many more:

    • Ardent Title Group, LLC
    • Bloomberg LP
    • CPG International
    • East Penn Manufacturing
    • Henry Schein
    • Kinesis Physical Therapy LLC
    • Lincoln Investment Planning
    • Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
    • Small Business Development Center
    • Wayne House Designs
    • AXA Advisors
    • Bold Gold Media Group
    • Danielle and Company
    • Enterprise
    • Jose Nartiu de la Leela | Spain
    • Langdon Ford Financial
    • Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin Law Firm
    • Pennrose Properties LLC
    • Societe General
    • Websignia
  • What You'll Learnplus or minus

    Curriculum

    You’ll take courses in economics, accounting, statistics, management, marketing, policy and strategy for a solid business background. You can also choose your major electives from accounting, economics, finance, electronic commerce, international business, marketing, management, operations management or entrepreneurship.  

    Click here to see the curriculum.

  • Pursue Your Passion and Make a Differenceplus or minus

    Business administration students are equipped with a broad range of skills that enable them to explore opportunities that interest them personally.

    University of Scranton students begin to contribute to society long before they officially enter their fields of interest. Internships help businesses to thrive and student research advances the knowledge within the field.  

Careers

Where will Business Administration take me?

Business administration graduates enter the workplace armed with practical skills and experience. Fields they might enter after graduation include: 

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Electronic commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management

Top Graduate Schools

Many business administration majors continue at Scranton to earn their MBA. For specific information, click here.

Other graduate schools which have admitted recent management graduates include:

  • Canisius College
  • Hofstra University
  • New York Law School
  • Syracuse University
  • Webster University Global
  • Widener University

Leading Employers:

You’ll find recent Scranton graduates working a wide range of companies and organizations including:

  • AXA Advisors
  • Aldi
  • Deon’s Natural Food Market
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Kraft Foods
  • Lincoln Investment Planning
  • Merrill Lynch
  • ReferLocal.com
  • Prudential
  • QBE – the Maericas
  • Societe General  
  • TSA Homeland Security
  • Walt Disney World Company

How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge

A strong alumni network can help business administration graduates make important connections for internships and employment. Plus, the Executive in Residence program and various guest speakers provide insight into the business world from successful professionals. 

The four-year professional development program, Passports, enables students to discover and define their strengths and areas of interest. Students can learn essential job search skills like interviewing and resume writing. They learn from career development professionals as well as business professionals who help them to hit the ground running in finding jobs and cultivating careers.

Take the Next Step

For More Information

Office of Admissions
The Estate
Scranton, PA 18510
Tel: 1-888-SCRANTON or (570) 941-7540
Fax: 570-941-7572
admissions@scranton.edu

Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department
Satya Chattopadhyay, Ph.D.
Chair, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
(570) 941-6196
satya.chattopadhyay@scranton.edu