Business Administration

Achieve Your Goals with a Business Administration Major

You’ve got energy. You like working as part of a team. Maybe you’ve even got your sights set on a leadership position someday. Put your plan in motion by building your knowledge of business administration. 

A major in Business Administration starts you on the right path toward a career in any industry. You’ll learn the basics about what it takes to run a business. You’ll emerge ready to take your place on the team, as a valued contributor who can solve problems and achieve goals. 


Build the Knowledge You Need To Enter the Business World

Examine the core functions of business with the Business Administration degree major. The holistic curriculum will expose you to engaging class discussion and hands-on projects that will prepare you for success in a variety of roles. Throughout the program, you will gain new perspective and build the skills you need to enter the business world. You will acquire knowledge in business strategy, management and operations, marketing, accounting, finance and business ethics, among others. 

Faculty Spotlight

Kelly Evans-Wilson

Professor Kelly Evans-Wilson is an enthusiastic, results-driven visionary committed to excellence in business practice in a variety of fields. Her diverse professional experiences in business, higher-education administration and public health have uniquely suited her to shape future business leaders at Urbana.


Customize Your Coursework to Your Career Path

At Urbana, you can tailor the Business Administration major to your interests. Through a dozen elective courses of your choice, you can build on your strengths, familiarize yourself with new topics and broaden your understanding of the ideas and concepts that intrigue you most. A major in Business Administration prepares you for entry-level management roles – as a department or account manager or positions in which you analyze processes or information critical to operations like business or data analysts. Business Administration major also prepares you to for graduate school and additional leadership opportunities. 

Program Outcomes
  1. Students will be able to define, explain and properly use the terms, concepts and principles in the functional areas of management, marketing, accounting, finance and economics

  2. Students will be able to define and discuss the legal and ethical obligations for working within the social environment of businesses

  3. Students will differentiate and evaluate business concepts and theories to solve complex problems in domestic and international environments using a multi-functional approach

  4. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of business tools

  5. Students will research and analyze existing information resources

  6. Students will integrate business theories and concepts to determine the optimal strategic direction for an organization

Undergraduate Studies Admission Requirements

Each applicant seeking admission to Urbana University is individually evaluated. Factors considered are past academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and any additional evidence supporting the prospect of academic success.

To qualify for admission, applicants seeking an associate’s or bachelor’s degree must present evidence of high school completion and a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicant’s academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests.

Satisfactory completion of a college preparatory curriculum is expected, which includes a minimum of four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two units of social science, one additional unit in English, mathematics or science, and four additional elective units, for a total of 16 or more units. Should the applicant’s preparation differ from the recommendation above, the applicant may be asked to supply additional information for review.

Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for those under 21 years of age. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum ACT score or high school cumulative GPA requirements listed below, may request consideration by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official high school transcript with a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • Standardized test results (if younger than 21 years old)
    • Minimum ACT score: 17
    • Minimum SAT score: 900

At any time the University may require an applicant to meet with the Admissions Committee to address questions that arise in the application review process. If an applicant requests transfer credit, official transcripts from any other regionally accredited institution are required.

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