Business Administration

Why study business administration?

Students become familiar with the languages of the business environment and develop an ability to analyze and solve problems faced by the business administrator.

  • Business administration courses are taught with a forward-looking perspective, integrating technology and cutting-edge topics. 
  • Studying business administration means having interdisciplinary knowledge of human behavior, finances, and marketing strategies to succeed in business, law and public service.
Business Major

Business Administration at AU

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Augustana University will launch its newest academic program, Augustana University Fintech Program by Pathward™, in the fall of 2023. With the support of Augustana’s key strategic partner, Pathward™, N.A., (formerly MetaBank, N.A.), the major will be the first of its kind in the region. 

Meghan Harold ‘22, of Parker, South Dakota, is triple majoring in accounting, business and finance, and plans to graduate from the Augustana Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) Program in December. In part due to connections at Augustana University, the Air Force veteran was able to land an internship at Ernst & Young, LLP this summer in Cleveland, Ohio.

Augustana University student Olivia Bertino ‘23 is a journalism, Spanish, business administration and marketing quadruple major from Omaha, Nebraska. She is interning this summer at Levitt Sioux Falls — part of a national network of outdoor Levitt music venues dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of communities through free summer concerts.


Three business administration students


Many graduates secure employment as a loan specialist, trust advisor, real estate agent, training specialist, human resources recruiter, manager or customer services representative.

Hands-On Learning

Internship opportunities include:

  • Sanford Health
  • Raven Industries
  • Wells Fargo
  • First PREMIER Bank
  • Lawrence & Schiller
  • 605 Real Estate
  • Total Card, Inc.

Business Administration students study away in:

  • London, England; Paris, France; and Oslo, Norway — focusing on sustainable business with AU faculty
  • Thailand — focusing on global economics with AU faculty
  • London, England — focusing on Brexit with AU faculty

Courses & Organizations

The business administration major offers a fundamental understanding of accounting, finance, management, marketing, ethics and statistics. Students are encouraged to specialize in one or more areas to further differentiate themselves as they enter the working world.

Business administration students often participate in:

  • Business Club
  • Viking Days Committee
  • Union Board of Governors (UBG)
  • Hult prize