The Business Administration Major exposes graduates to all facets of business, giving them flexibility to tailor their education to their professional experience or explore interests.
Through focusing on Innovation and Strategy, the Business Administration major exposes students to each of the disciplines offered by the Eller College of Management. This allows graduates versatility and the ability to adapt to the needs of their company or professional pursuits.
Includes: foundation courses required for Professional Admission*, general education requirements, professional core courses and a set of Business Administration core courses.
Sample Business Administration Courses/Topics:
- Intermediate Accounting
- Marketing Analytics
- Economic Strategy for Business Decisions
- Human Resources Management
- Project Management
- Real Estate Finance and Investment
* Students must achieve Professional Admission (a competitive and selective application process) to move from the pre-professional phase to the professional phase.
** Check the Degree/Academic Progress Report (APRR's) for your specific academic program requirements per your catalog.
The college has a wide variety of professional fraternities, honoraries and student clubs. Student organizations offer: career information; networking opportunities with alumni, corporate representatives, faculty and fellow students; social and professional activities; and provide leadership roles and skills building opportunities.
Student organizations for Business Administration majors include the EOAB (Eller Online Advisory Board).
Visit the Eller Undergraduate Student Organizations website for more information.
Students are able to gain certificates/emphasis in the following areas:
Students can reach out to their advisor for more information
Given the analytical nature and diversity of the discipline, Business Administration provides a solid background for many jobs and professions. The study of Business Administration also offers excellent preparation for advanced education in government, law, management, finance, hospitality, sales, human resources and education.
Business Administration jobs occur in a variety of organizations: manufacturers, hospitals, charities, hotels, government and so forth. Among the many types of occupations are:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 773,800 new jobs. Globalization, a growing economy and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in order to understand customers and product demand, and to evaluate marketing strategies, will lead to growing demand for market research analysts.
Starting salaries vary by size and type of employer, location, course work and experience. National average starting salary offers:
- Eller Business Administration graduate average annual salary: $53,218 (Eller Graduate Survey, 2019)
- National Business Administration/Business Management graduate average annual salary: $53,944 (NACE Salary Survey, Summer 2020)
Business Administration graduates obtain jobs through various avenues, leading to placements with a wide range of firms and organizations.
On-campus recruitment opportunities include the fall and spring Eller Expo and Career Showcase, hosted by the Eller College, and the fall and spring "Career Days", hosted by the University of Arizona Student Engagement & Career Development.
A sample of employers that hired Eller College Business Administration majors in past few years:
Arizona Auditor General
Balboa Capital Corporation
California State Controller's Office
Cerner Healthcare Information Technology
Crescent Electric Supply
Dillard's Department Stores
Epic Systems Corporation
Ernst & Young
FactSet Research Systems
Heinfeld, Meech & Co.
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JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Medix Staffing Solutions
National Bank of Arizona
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Sears Holding Co.
Wells Fargo Financial