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 Meeting

Academics at AU

Course Descriptions

Major Map




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