Available as major (B.S. degree), minor and A.A.S. degree, with minors and concentrations in management and not-for-profit managementBecome the leader of your own company or an established business. Prepare to plan, organize, direct and control the daily activities of an organization. With your degree in business administration, you will be on your way to the top.
Prepare for a successful career with a degree in business administration at Olivet. Gain the necessary foundation of Christian faith and business knowledge you need to compete in the dynamic global economy.Choose your educational emphasis from these four areas of specialization: Management — Help a company operate more efficiently by planning, coordinating and directing: space allocation; facilities maintenance and operations; property and equipment purchases; and other key operational decisions.Management information systems — Become the technology expert for a business enterprise. Working with other managers, help determine the direction of the organization. Then direct and implement the technology needed to reach the goals. Oversee all the technical aspects, including software development, network security and Internet operations.Industrial technology management — With your technology background, learn to apply business management skills in your specialty area. Apply the knowledge you will gain in business law, organizational behavior, managerial accounting and other management concepts to actual business enterprises.Not-for-profit management — Study foundations of fundraising, administration and supervision of human services, small business management and more. Benefit from the strong emphasis on grant writing and a required internship.Learn to integrate your Christian faith with core management objectives. Use real world examples and scenarios to practice ethical decision making. As you grow in your ability to make decisions in complex business environments, you will also strengthen your faith.At Olivet, you can:
Putting knowledge to work
Enactus (formerly known as SIFE) — Teach the business skills you learn in the classroom to those in the communities around you. Take the lead in developing and implementing projects focusing on market economics, financial literacy, success skills, entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability and ethics.
Internships – Build your résumé, make connections and network with professionals while you learn skills that help you survive and thrive on the job.CareersIf you are drawn to:
Possible careers include: business manager, entrepreneur, business owner, human resource manager, chief operating officer, operations director, office manager, trainer, purchasing, transportation and distribution management, administrative services managerBusiness Administration is part of the Department of Business within the School of Professional Studies.
A degree in business administration will set you up for success in a number of different careers.