Business AdministrationDoing business in a global environment takes more than technical know-how. It requires a sophisticated worldview and a razor-sharp ability to analyze processes, negotiate relationships and temper instinct with intellect.
Skills like those don’t come easy. You can’t just study business; you have to become a quick study in business.
St. Norbert’s internationally focused liberal arts environment helps you do just that as you earn your Bachelor of Business Administration degree in one of three majors:
- General Business Administration
- International Business and Language Area Studies (IBLAS)
- General management
- Human resource management
- Global business
A Business Administration Degree at Work
Business courses demand attention to deadlines, group work and careful case studies. These experiences build the cooperative spirit and critical-thinking skills that drive success in any business setting.
Employers know they benefit most when business acumen comes paired with strong ethics and civic-mindedness. As a business administration major, you learn to make decisions that balance the bottom line and the greater good.
Career paths you might follow with a business administration degree include:
- General management
- Quality control
- Customer relations
- Market research
- Personal financial planning
- Corporate financial management
- Insurance sales
- Human resources
- Small business ownership
The business internship program lets you earn college credits while you gain business experience in a real-world work setting.
You can also amplify your business education through involvement in organizations like ENACTUS and Discoveries International Inc. Participation in the latter organization paired with academic excellence can earn you a scholarship in your junior and senior year.
When you study abroad as a business administration major, you expand your international business savvy – and in turn expand your job prospects.
When disruptions alter demand, how do supply chain managers respond? Students of Jamie O’Brien (Business Administration) are finding out, thanks to alums at Breakthrough Fuel.
Students who study human resources at St. Norbert College tend to gain a particular perspective on their field by virtue of the college’s heritage, says Matt Stollak (Business Administration). “The thing that gets students interested, and is most unique to the St. Norbert College mission and values, is the notion of helping individuals find vocation,” he says. Because this is so central to the college’s Norbertine tradition, Stollak has noticed that students tend to not only find their own career path but also help others develop their skills and careers within an organization.