What You'll Learn

You'll receive exceptional training in business leadership combined with a liberal arts education that will sharpen your writing skills, analytical thinking, and communication abilities.

We believe that a strong foundation in business will put you on the path to engage in an assortment of business fields or graduate studies in a related business field.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from our business program have secured positions in Fortune 500 companies and major industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Many business graduates go on to pursue their Masters degrees at some of the nation’s finest business schools.

Students also benefit from the Institute for Leadership and Professional Excellence at Columbia College, a nationally-recognized program noted for its innovative approach to the promotion of leadership skills in young women.

The Columbia College Difference

The Division of Business, Mathematics, and Science at Columbia College has helped students remain at the forefront of their fields for more than 160 years as tradition, talent, and innovative thinking has kept Business at Columbia a thriving and vital degree for the modern world.

While Columbia College provides a strong foundation in liberal arts, students are given access to state of the art technology in the Barbara Bush Science Center. The exceptional and uniquely talented faculty make it their business to see that students are fully prepared for any career path they may choose.

Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Additional Course Options

Evening

Both our Business Administration (B.A.) and Business Administration (B.S.) degrees are available in the evening. You may choose from courses which best fit your schedule and allow for the most flexibility.

Evening Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog | B.A.

Undergraduate Course Catalog | B.S.

Concentrations

All Business Administration majors who are seeking a Bachelor of Arts are required to choose one concentration. We designed our concentrations in order to give you an in-depth understanding of a business area that fits your future career goals.

Business Administration
If you select the Business Administration general concentration, you'll choose fifteen (15) s.h. worth of Business or Global Business courses numbered 300 or higher.
Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship

If you select the Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship concentration, you'll be required to take fifteen (15) s.h. of concentration specific courses aimed at giving you the best understanding of marketing and merchandising as it relates to the fashion industry. Courses included within this concentration include:

  • BUS 245 Foundations of the Fashion Industry
  • BUS 345 Fashion Sales and Promotion
  • BUS 445 Fashion Elements and Analysis
  • BUS 343 Fashion Forecasting and Buying
  • BUS 349 Fashion Business Organization and Operation
Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management

If you select the Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management concentration, you'll be required to take fifteen (15) s.h. of concentration specific courses aimed at giving you the best understanding of business management as it relates to the hospitality and tourism industry. You'll also have the opportunity to qualify for industry certifications during your courses. Courses within this concentration include:

  • BUS 252 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
  • BUS 450 Food and Beverage Management
  • BUS 452 Convention and Event Management
  • BUS 451 Lodging Operations and Management

Plus one of the following:

  • BUS 323 Services Marketing
  • BUS 415 Current Topics in Services Management
Sports Management

If you select the Sports Management concentration, you'll be required to take fifteen (15) s.h. of concentration specific courses aimed at giving you the best understanding of managing sports on a large scale. We equip our students with the tools they need to management arenas and stadiums as well as oversees sports advertising and entertainment. Courses within this concentration include:

  • BUS 215 Introduction to Sports Management
  • BUS 315 Events and Facility Management
  • Public Health 261: Public Health and Wellness
  • PR 260: Introduction to Public Relations (course was WRIT 260 previously)

Plus one of the following:

  • BUS 323 Services Marketing
  • BUS 415 Current Topics in Services Management