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Business Administration Degree

Business Administration Program

Business Administration Degree

With a major in Business Administration you’ll learn a broad foundation of business knowledge.

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With a major in Business Administration you’ll learn a broad foundation of business knowledge. You’ll be exposed to a variety of experiences that you may face on a daily basis in your business careers. Be prepared to take an active role in all areas of business including:

  • Accounting

  • Economics

  • Management

  • Marketing

You’ll focus on general business skills which will make you a flexible practitioner in the job market.



Why a Business Administration Degree?

The bachelor’s degree in business administration is the most flexible program offered within McKendree’s School of Business. With a B.B.A. in Business Administration, you’ll receive a broad foundation of business knowledge and gain practical experiences that will prepare you to be adaptable in the job market.



Photo of Holman LibraryAbout the Business Administration Major

Housed within the School of Business, the B.B.A. in Business Administration gives students the opportunity to choose their electives from at least two areas of business, including accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Students in this major get the general business skills they need to succeed while also specializing in specific areas of interest.

  • Business Administration: This track is intended for students whose careers are well established and who desire to add business knowledge to their professional credentials.

2024-25 Program Catalog

A minor in business administration is available only to students majoring in a non-business area other than computer information systems.




Photo of McKendree's Entryway MonumentWhy McKendree?

McKendree University provides you with interactive learning opportunities through our small class sizes, experienced faculty, and unique internship experiences that move you beyond the classroom. We are committed to your success in the degree programs we offer, the internships and extracurricular activities that will set you apart, and the college experience you’ll get here. Just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, McKendree University is located in historic Lebanon, Illinois, and affords students a host of enriching cultural, career, and entertainment opportunities.



Program Highlights

  • Coursework provides a broad foundation for careers or graduate school in one of the business areas

  • Two major tracks give you the choice to specialize in business or education

  • Exciting internship opportunities give you on-the-job experience before you graduate

  • Related clubs and honor societies allow you to meet others and enhance your resume



Photo of McKendree Seal MarkerEmployment Opportunities

Graduates in business administration find employment in a wide variety of professional fields, from corporations to government agencies to education.



Interesting Courses

  • Business Law

  • Principles of Retailing

  • Management Information Systems



Photo of McKendree Entryway MonumentClub Information / Honor Societies

  • Sigma Beta Delta (Business Honor Society)

  • Accounting Club

  • Phi Beta Lambda (Business Service Club)



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Key Faculty

Jean Sampson, DMgtJean Sampson, D.Mgt.

Chair, School of Business
Piper Academic Center (PAC) 106
(618) 537-6884


Peter Sigiols
Peter Sigiols, D.B.A., J.D.

Associate Professor
Piper Academic Center (PAC) 110
(618) 537-6583




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