Business Administration

What's different about Mount Mary's Business Administration Major?

Mount Mary University’s business administration major prepares you for managerial positions or graduate study by developing your skills in effective communication, logical problem solving and responsible decision-making.

New in 2023, students can now earn their bachelor’s degree and MBA in just five years through the 4+1 program. There are two tracks in the 4+1 program: business administration and human resources.

Minor in Business Administration
Complete degree requirements for a minor in business administration and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

New in Fall 2023! Business Administration 4+1 Program

Earn a Bachelors & Masters Degree in 5 years!

Undergraduate students majoring in Business Administration or Business Administration: Human Resources Concentration, have the option to complete their BBA degree and MBA degree in five years. 

Students admitted to the 4+1 Program take four 3-credit, 8-week accelerated courses during their senior year, which satisfies both undergraduate requirements for the BBA degree and graduate requirements for the MBA degree. 4+1 students then complete the remaining 22 credits in the MBA program in one year or more, depending on their preferred pace.

Not only do you finish your degree in a shortened time frame, you also get the benefit of paying less for undergraduate credits, and having financial aid and scholarships applied to the cost during your senior year.

4+1 Chart for Business Administration Majors

Gail Bast '89, founder of Association Acumen

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Gail Bast, '89 founded her association management company, Association Acumen. Her company also bears the hallmark of consistent progress. In 2015, Association Acumen was named a Future 50 company by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s Council (MMAC) of Small Business Executives (COSBE).

Scholarships for Business Administration Majors

As a business administration major, you may be eligible for two business-specific scholarships at Mount Mary: the Victoria and Eileen K. Johnson Scholarship and the Henry and Christine Willems Memorial Scholarships. Contact the business administration chairperson for more information. Learn more about scholarships at Mount Mary.

Scholarships for Business Administration Majors

Learn more about Mount Mary's Business Administration Degree

The business administration curriculum focuses on preparing you to become an ethical and just business leader in a global society. You’ll learn foundational business and management skills that you can adapt to create your own success in business.

Rigorous Curriculum & Degree Requirements

Mount Mary University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in business administration.

The business administration degree requires a minimum of 54 credits in business courses, with a total of 120 credits to graduate with the degree. Students can graduate in 4 years assuming a math placement level of MAT 105 Introductory Algebra or higher. You also must complete the university’s core curriculum requirements listed in the Curriculum Guides under Business Administration.

Complete degree requirements and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Some academic programs require a GPA higher than is required for general admission to Mount Mary University. Contact your admission counselor for more information.

Courses are taught in a variety of formats including a mix of on-campus, online, hybrid, and accelerated formats.

Courses Taught by Experts

Instructors who are experts in their field teach all accounting courses. Courses cover topics such as accounting, microeconomics, macroeconomics, principles of marketing, finance, management, statistics, business law and business ethics.

Courses offer opportunities for you to develop communication, presentation and group interaction skills, along with ethical business practices.

Business Administration Minor Requirements

The business administration minor provides core business knowledge to non-business majors. This minor requires a minimum of 19 credits and can be earned by taking courses in the full-semester format or a mix of full-semester and 8-week accelerated format courses. Consult the Curriculum Guides for more details on requirements and courses for this minor.

Entrepreneurship Minor Requirements

The entrepreneurship minor is designed for non-business majors who wish to learn how to start a business in their chosen field. The minor requires a minimum of 19 credits. Consult the Curriculum Guides for more details on requirements and courses for this minor.

Business Administration Certificate Program Requirements

A post-baccalaureate certificate in business administration is available to women who already hold an undergraduate degree, but seek further training. See more details on the business administration certificate requirements.


The School of Business at Mount Mary is rich with talented faculty who care about their students.

Business administration professionals play a critical role in helping companies and organizations succeed. Mount Mary University’s business administration major prepares you to become an ethical and just business leader in a global society.

With a business degree, the career possibilities are endless. You could pursue a career as a:

  • banker
  • business consultant
  • CEO
  • corporate trainer
  • entrepreneur
  • financial manager
  • human resources specialist
  • insurance specialist
  • market research analyst
  • office manager
  • marketing manager
  • sales manager

The median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $69,820 per year, according to the 2019 data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Business administration graduates can work in the public or private sector at corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, government organizations and international companies in almost any industry.

Mount Mary business administration graduates are employed at companies such as:

  • Aveda IBW
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • City of Milwaukee
  • Derco Aerospace
  • Educator’s Credit Union
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kohl’s Department Stores
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Tri-City National Bank
  • Waterstone Bank
  • Wells Fargo

Real-world Business Experience During College

Mount Mary requires business administration majors to seek out and participate in an internship experience during your junior or senior year to gain real-world work experience while in college.

Mount Mary University encourages business administration students to participate in a variety of campus activities and service learning opportunities to develop your leadership, communication and human relations skills. Many business administration students participate in student government.


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