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Preparation for the Modern Business Environment

Business Administration Major

Division of Professional Studies

At BC, you’ll develop the critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills needed for the 21st century global business world. And you’ll be valuable to a diverse group of employers, who are looking for talented, ethical employees who adapt well to a changing work environment.

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Specific requirements for this major can be found in the College Catalog.

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You can also add an emphasis (area of focus) to add depth to the major. Choose from:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Commerce
  • Marketing
  • Organization Management

Activities and Clubs

Join clubs like:

  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO)
    Gain inspiration, resources and networking opportunities as a budding student entrepreneur
  • Sigma Beta Delta
    Honor society for Economics and Business Administration
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    Participate in mock interviews, resume development and networking with professional hiring managers

Travel to places like China and Europe as part of the cross-cultural issues in business class.

Study abroad for a semester in one of dozens of different countries.

Complete an internship for employers such as:

  • Banks
  • CPA firms
  • Federal government agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Insurance firms
  • Investment management firms
  • Law offices
  • Local governments
  • Manufacturing firms

Careers and Graduate Schools

What can you do with your business administration degree?

Like the department’s recent graduates, you might enter graduate schools such as:

  • College of William and Mary, Mason School of Business
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • James Madison University
  • Radford University
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • University of Richmond, Robins School of Business
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech

Or pursue a career with employers such as:

  • Accenture
  • Brown, Edwards, and Company
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Dell Computers
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Hospital Corporation of America
  • KPMG
  • PBGH Certified Public Accountants
  • Peace Corps
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Ryan Homes
  • S.B. Hoover & Company
  • Sentara RMH (Rockingham Memorial Hospital)
  • Sun Trust Bank
  • Virginia Financial Group
  • World Bank
  • YNBP Certified Public Accountants

Learn more about career paths, employment and advancement in the field of business administration from Business Administration Information.

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