Business Administration

A bachelor’s degree in business administration takes you where you want to go. Do you want to work for a large, global corporation? Or is your dream to make a difference through non-profit management? Is your goal to become an entrepreneur and build your own company from the ground up? No matter what future you want to create, you’ll find that your journey begins here.
“Business administration is a great major to pursue because it is so broad…”

— Michaela Johnson '21

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About the Business Administration Major

We take a pioneering approach to business and take you beyond the basics.

In Carroll University’s business administration major, you’ll develop the strong skillset you’ll need to be competitive in today’s business environment. And you’ll benefit from faculty who have real-world experience to share, as well as from opportunities to meet and network with successful business leaders from across the country.

We go beyond textbooks to provide you with practical knowledge that sets you apart and prepares you for achievement. What exactly does that include? You’ll learn that leadership is more about motivating people than managing them. That the best decisions happen when teams work together toward a common goal. That statistics and strategy play well with creativity and innovation.

You’ll also gain a competitive edge by building a foundation in the liberal arts—by taking courses in fields such as English, psychology, foreign language and more. That adds value to your business degree with the skills employers are looking for—the ability to communicate effectively, think critically and creatively, consider diverse viewpoints and problem solve to positive outcomes. And you’ll have the opportunity to make a real and positive impact on the community through participation in Carroll’s local chapter of Enactus, an international nonprofit organization that believes in investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others in order to create a better world for us all.

Our business administration major provides a broad background that gives you the flexibility you need to start your career in just about any industry, and includes courses in economics, financial accounting, managerial accounting, business law, marketing, management, finance, operations management and computational thinking.


We help you build real world experience, explore careers and network with professionals through internship opportunities. Recent placements include the following companies:

  • SC Johnson
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • AT&T
  • Miller/Coors Brewing Company
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kohl’s Department Stores
  • Merrill Lynch


College is a big investment in a bright future. Learn more about the industries and careers our majors pursue, and the workplaces and experiences of the alumni from our program. See where yours may take you.

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AACSB Member

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Carroll University is a member of AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business and education worldwide. Through membership, accreditation, research, thought leadership, processional development, and advocacy, AACSB partners with over 1,500 organizations, from more than 90 countries globally. Membership or participation in the Global Education Alliance does not imply accreditation.

“I chose the business administration major because I wanted to challenge myself and study something that I’m passionate about.”

— William Adamski '20

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