The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration prepares students with the skills necessary to meet today's business demands and those for the future. This major provides students with a solid business core that includes an extensive background in the functional areas of marketing, finance, accounting, and management; an understanding of the business environment to include the legal, economic, behavioral, human resource, ethical, and international aspects; technical skills in information systems and quantitative analysis; and the ability to communicate, integrate and synthesize. The degree focuses on integrating theory and practice, so that graduates possess the ability to communicate effectively, understand the internal and external environments of business, appreciate the legal, ethical, strategic and behavioral contexts of business decisions, and understand the financial and economic dynamics which constitute the context for business activity.
This major is also available online.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
The Accounting and Business programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Graduates have employment opportunities in a wide variety of supervisory/management positions, including administrative services, first-line supervisors, industrial production and manufacturing, and purchasing managers, buyers, and agents. Most of our graduates are employed with locally owned firms, including family businesses. Opportunities to participate in a “Study Abroad” program in Germany afford graduates the skills and abilities to seek positions with multi-national corporations, and internship opportunities with a business of the student’s choice further increases a graduate's marketability.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for administrative services managers was $96,180 in May 2018. The top 10 percent earned more than $165,470.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)||23,520||$46.90||$97,550|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||20,560||$58.04||$120,730|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||14,840||$48.02||$99,870|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||13,490||$53.42||$111,120|
|State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)||12,360||$44.25||$92,050|
Statistics reported in May 2018
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All transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine where they would fit into the curriculum sequence. Students must have earned a grade of 'C' or better in courses transferred into the B.S.
Clubs & Activities
Alpha Chi (ΑΧ)
Delta Mu Delta (ΔΜΔ)
Student Government Association (SGA)
Student-managed Investment Fund
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Business Administration Advisory Committee
- Mr. Chris W Frantz, '05, Executive Director of Marketing & Sales, Savoy Contract Furniture
- Ms. Alexandra M Lehman, '18, Event Management Specialist, Susquehanna University
- Mr. Mickey C Locey, '91, President/Co-founder, mXtr Automation
- Ms. Valerie Reynolds, Owner, My Way Media
- Mr. Samuel R Ryder, Vice President - Business Banking, First National Bank
- Mr. Gabe Sinicropi, Jr., Vice President Marketing & Public Relations, Williamsport Crosscutters
- Mr. Ray Thompson, President, Supply Source Inc.
- Mr. John Yogodzinski, III, '07, Executive Director/Board President, Arthaus Projects
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.