The leadership, ethics and organizational sustainability (LEO) program encourages students to re-examine business practices in light of social, environmental, political and economic shifts to prepare them to become strong, effective and ethical leaders.
As a business administration major at Saint Joseph's University, you will study the theories, tools and practical knowledge needed to function in a business environment.
What is a Business Administration Major?
The business administration major at Saint Joseph’s University exposes you to a thorough cross-section of courses in finance, accounting, business intelligence, marketing, food marketing, management, and pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing. In the tradition of Jesuit education and broad learning, you'll also take courses offered in the College of Arts & Sciences and will have an opportunity to focus on the moral and ethical challenges facing businesses today.
The business administration major is unique in that it allows you to obtain a general business degree without specializing. The course of study can be tailored to your interests as you choose two courses from the seven departments in the Haub School of Business. The business capstone course, titled business policy, provides students the experience to work with other business majors and create a strategic plan for a real-life company.
What Can You Do With a Degree in Business Administration?
Graduates with a degree in business administration from Saint Joseph's University have been hired by companies such as Goldman Sachs, AmerisourceBergen, Target, Virtua Health and many others. Students with a degree in business administration can pursue roles in a wide variety industries, including:
- Real estate
- Organizational behavior
How will Saint Joseph’s University Prepare You for a Career in Business Administration?
Beyond the classroom, students have access to various organizations on campus to gain experience in business administration. You will have the opportunity to apply the skills you obtained as a member of the American Marketing Association, the Entrepreneurship Society and professional business fraternities such as Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Kappa Psi.
Continue Your Education in Business Administration
Saint Joseph's offers a variety of graduate options including master's degrees and stackable certificates to help undergraduates further develop their skills in business after graduation to help guide and advance their careers, including:
- Business Intelligence and Analytics M.S.
- Finance M.S.
- Marketing M.S.
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA), with stackable certificate option such as
- Strategic Human Resources Management M.S.
4+1 B.S./M.S. PROGRAM OPTIONS
Saint Joseph’s University offers an accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program that allows current undergraduate students to start earning their MBA or Master of Science in organization development and leadership during their senior year. This model enables you to complete your undergraduate and graduate work in just five years, instead of the traditional six or seven. Combining your bachelor’s with a master’s degree can help you save time and money.
Business administration majors interested in this unique option must apply to the graduate program in their junior year and be provisionally accepted before they complete their bachelor’s degree.