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Business administration

Become a leader in the business world

As one of five programs within the Schneider School of Business & Economics, business administration develops and empowers ethical business leaders. You’ll become adept at essential skills for doing business in an increasingly interconnected world, including analytical thinking, negotiation, communication and management.

Our program provides top-notch teaching from business faculty as well as thoughtful mentoring. St. Norbert’s strong ties to the region’s economic leaders also give you many ways to engage with local and global business networks. Combine that with hands-on learning and the opportunity for meaningful internship experience, and you’ll have a sturdy foundation for future success.

Earn your Bachelor of Business Administration degree in one of three majors:
  • General business administration
  • Accounting
  • International business and language area studies (IBLAS)
If you’re a general business administration major, you have the option to focus your studies with one of five concentrations:
  • General management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human resource management
  • Global business
Already decided on a non-business major at SNC? You can still broaden your career prospects by pairing a seven-course business administration minor with your chosen major.

Enrich your business administration degree

Opportunities abound at St. Norbert College for business administration students. Pursue college internships with Fortune 500 companies or participate in other real-world learning. Seek out service-learning engagements where you’ll help meet the needs of communities near and far. Get involved in student organizations — or create your own — to develop your leadership potential and hone your management skills. All these things will not only build your knowledge and confidence, but will strengthen your resume and boost your employability, too.

Our students working toward business administration degrees have interned at:
  • Associated Bank
  • Cintas
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Schreiber Foods
  • US Bank
  • Unilever

Since the Business Administration degree program is part of the Schneider School of Business & Economics, you’ll also have access to many of the same faculty and resources as our MBA students. Additionally, you might be interested in The Center for Business & Economic Analysis, where business students collaborate with college faculty to provide research-based solutions for community partners. Or perhaps you’ll consider a minor in Leadership Studies to further focus your undergraduate degree.

Whatever path you embark on, we’ll be here to support you.

Major requirements

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Minor requirements

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Course offerings

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  • I was part of the Turning Responsibility Into Powerful Service (TRIPS) program on campus, and that’s actually what got me my internship. One winter we went on a children’s medical trip to a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. It was a life-changing experience. I highly recommend taking an alternative break with TRIPS; it’s so fulfilling.

    Sarah Duginske ’21

    Portrait of student Sarah Duginske
    Portrait of student Sarah Duginske

    I was part of the Turning Responsibility Into Powerful Service (TRIPS) program on campus, and that’s actually what got me my internship. One winter we went on a children’s medical trip to a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. It was a life-changing experience. I highly recommend taking an alternative break with TRIPS; it’s so fulfilling.

    Sarah Duginske ’21

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Business internships

Get professional experience that gives you a competitive advantage and directly translates to your career. Even better - earn college credit while you’re at it.

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Global experiences

When you study abroad as a business administration major or minor, you expand your international business savvy — and in turn, expand your job prospects.

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Research analyst fellowship

The Center for Business & Economic Analysis offers hands-on, paid research opportunities for promising students. Find out how you can serve the local business and nonprofit community.

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St. Norbert College Professor of Business Administration, Jamie O'Brien, holds office hours with students.
Learn from an exceptional SNC business faculty

If there’s one thing that SNC professors and instructors have in common, it’s a passion for teaching and sharing their expertise. You’ll also find them dedicated to providing personalized guidance that supports your academic and career aspirations. Discover the distinguished scholars you’ll be learning from.

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Enjoy a wide range of careers after graduating

Our college courses build the analytical and critical thinking skills that drive success in any business setting. But employers also know they benefit most when business expertise comes paired with strong ethics and civic-mindedness. As a business administration major, you’ll learn how to make decisions that balance the bottom line with the greater good.

Career paths you might follow with a business administration degree include:

  • General management
  • Operations
  • Quality control
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Customer relations
  • Purchasing
  • Market research
  • Banking
  • Personal financial planning
  • Corporate financial management
  • Insurance sales
  • Human resources
  • Small business ownership

Build on your business degree in graduate school

If you’re interested in getting your master’s degree in business administration, consider our MBA program in the Schneider School of Business & Economics. You’ll learn from the brightest business minds in the region and enjoy exceptional networking opportunities that you’ll leverage throughout your career.

Our business administration alumni have gone on to pursue various areas of study, including economics, law, human resources and organizational leadership at other institutions, as well. With SNC's help in preparation and placement, here’s a look at some of the graduate schools they’ve been accepted to:

  • Michigan State University
  • Marquette University
  • Notre Dame University
  • St. Thomas University
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Salem University

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Contact the St. Norbert College admission office

Campus location

Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

We’re also available by appointment.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115

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