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.

Yersin Business Scholarship

The Yersin Business Scholarship is a prestigious award providing $2,500–$5,000 in scholarship funds to qualified students.

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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.

Latest Program News

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Molina earns FBLA national honor


Danica Molina, a 2019 graduate who won two first-place awards in the Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda competition, recently snagged second place in desktop publishing in the national contest.

Future Healthcare Executives Organization Launches


Graduating senior Lindsay Adams wants area healthcare leaders to know the kind of talent Carroll can produce.

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“Business administrators are at the center of the operation; they do the heavy lifting...”
—Akshaya Nagasunder '17

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Meet the Faculty

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Dr. Dennis Debrecht

MBA Program Director and Associate Professor of Business and Economics
Sarah Esveldt

Sarah Esveldt

Senior Lecturer in Business Administration
Dr. Gregory Kuhlemeyer

Dr. Gregory Kuhlemeyer

Professor of Business
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Jeffrey Kunz

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Director of Accounting Internships
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Michael Levas

Associate Professor of Business Administration
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Dr. Chanchu Lin

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Dr. Julio Rivera

Dr. Julio Rivera

Professor/Interim Dean for the School of Business
Dr. Carol Tallarico

Dr. Carol Tallarico

Professor of Business Administration
Wayne Wendling

Wayne Wendling

Senior Lecturer in Analytics
Dr. Mary Ann Wisniewski

Dr. Mary Ann Wisniewski

Professor of Business Administration
Lisa Zajc

Lisa Zajc

Lecturer in Accounting
Dr. Shaoqiong Zhao

Dr. Shaoqiong Zhao

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
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