Why Earn Your Business Administration Degree at Saint Leo University?
Saint Leo’s BA in Business Administration degree will position you to climb the ladder to the top. Do you dream of owning or managing a company? Transform your entrepreneurial vision into a comprehensive business plan by learning fundamentals and best practices in our BA in Business Administration program.
The business administration major is designed for students who want to enter any type of worldwide organization. Students must select one specialization and may select two. Specialization combinations may not include management and technology management.
Undergraduate Business Administration Program Details
Whether you’re an aspiring business leader or an experienced professional ready to advance to the next level, you’ll thrive in our supportive learning environment. Education Center Management students come from a range of backgrounds—and contribute great insights in the classroom, drawing from diverse work experiences. Studying key issues facing business managers, you’ll learn how to use marketing, finance, operations, human resource, accounting and logistics to your advantage in any size organization—large or small, public or private, profit or nonprofit.
Learn Your Way:
Online, On Campus, or Near You
What are the on-campus facilities like?
Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.
Business administration students enjoy plenty of engaging learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, as well as exciting departmental events.
What are the benefits of earning your business administration degree online?
Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning, such as research projects and opportunities to attend national conferences.
Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.
Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA
Are education centers near you offering business administration degree programs?
You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.
Those who enter the business world must be prepared to support all other segments of business as well as segments of our society. The business program prepares a well-rounded person capable of creative analytical thought and communication. The specializations are:
The field of logistics manages how materials and finished goods are delivered to where they are needed in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Logistics is a vital component that contributes to the success of managers in both civilian and military sectors. This program is a response to the specific needs and desires of students throughout our system, military and otherwise, consistent with our Benedictine-inspired values of excellence and personal development, helping students become well-prepared professionals in their chosen careers.
The program consists of the study of logistics processes in civilian and military organizations, covering both products and services. This study shall include, but not be limited to, cargo transportation in all modes, electronic order processing, distribution, purchasing, warehousing, quality management and improvement, and the estimation of production and ordering quantities.
The management specialization is relevant to students of any discipline who plan to own or manage any size organization, large or small, public or private, profit or nonprofit. Courses stress the importance of managing in a global environment and understanding the ethical implications of managerial decisions.
The marketing specialization is designed for the student planning a career in sales, advertising, consumer relations, marketing management, retailing services, small business operations, or international business. Students develop a breadth of knowledge about the dynamic consumer orientation process by which persons and organizations strive to anticipate and satisfy customers' product needs and wants. The student develops an understanding of marketing concepts and functions.
Project management is the planning, organizing, and managing of resources to complete a temporary project with a specific starting and ending date. Graduates may be employed in diverse industries such as construction, hospitality, and new product development. They assist the civilian and military sectors to improve internal operations and capitalize on external opportunities.
The technology management program is designed for students who plan careers in the technological fields. A prerequisite for admission is a 21-credit-hour block of related technical credit.
No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.
How will you gain real experience?
College of Business students have interned at AAA, Home Shopping Network, TECO Energy, Quest Corporation of America and all branches of the military. Find opportunities close to home or work.
Join the local chapter of the American Management Association (AMA) or Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management and administration.
Prepare a research paper under the guidance of a faculty member and present it at a national conference. Attend Saints Leo’s annual International Business Conference, held at our Tampa-area University Campus.
What can you do with an undergraduate business administration degree?
A Management degree is the premier degree for any entry-level manager position. Management majors earn above-average salaries and maintain the highest percentage of hiring rates after graduation, compared to other fields.
What are the top business administration degree jobs?
|Human Resources Managers||9%||$121,220 per year|
|Financial Manager||17%||$134,180 per year|
|Sales Director||7%||$132,290 per year|
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020.
Where are Saint Leo business administration graduates now?
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Citigroup Corporation
- Southern Command at MacDill Air Force Base
- Boy Scouts of America
College of Business
Saint Leo University’s Donald R. Tapia College of Business provides a values-centered education that develops tomorrow’s business leaders. Our students create a personal legacy of character and integrity, developing into responsible global citizens ready to contribute to society across numerous fields. As the largest Catholic business College in the U.S., students find flexible degree program options at University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.
From associate to doctoral offerings, our accredited degree programs infuse student-centered teaching, future-paced research, entrepreneurial leadership, and professional networking opportunities. Students publish papers in esteemed academic journals, present original research at national conferences, and travel around the world to learn about the complexities of overseas markets. Faculty bring decades of practical experience to the coursework, ensuring students are on the cutting edge of their desired field to achieve career success.
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