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.

Careers

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 or bachelor's degree must present evidence of high school completion in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicants academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests. Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for first-time freshmen. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum standardized test scores used for placement in University courses may be required to undergo placement testing.

Undergraduate admission requirements and materials:

A student who meets at least one of the following criteria is eligible for admission as a degree-seeking student:

  • Has provided official documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or its equivalent (see documentation required below), or
  • Has an associate, bachelor or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, an institution recognized as a candidate for accreditation, or an institution recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation

Documentation required:

1. Documentation of high school graduation or equivalence is required for applicants who are transferring fewer than 24 semester hours that apply towards a degree.

2. If the student has transferable hours of 24 credit hours or more from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, then they will not have to provide a high school diploma or equivalence. Acceptable forms of documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalence for undergraduate admission must include one of the following:

  • Official high school transcript listing the date of graduation
  • Official GED certificate
  • Official documentation of having passed a State High School Equivalency examination
  • Official documentation of a home school completion certificate/transcript
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions (college, universities, professional schools, etc.) attended

3. Any applicant seeking to be a first-time freshman undergraduate degree-seeking students at Urbana University must supply standardized test scores (ACT SAT) to be used for placement in courses., to determine athletic eligibility, and/or determine institutional scholarship qualification.

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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