The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in business administration is a program designed for the student pursuing a career in management, operations and leadership.
Those studying business administration are equipped to plan, organize, direct and control the daily activities of any organization.
At Olivet, business administration majors work with area businesses, examine case studies of real companies facing real challenges, and visit successful corporations to learn from their leaders. Those studying at Olivet can choose from a variety of areas of specialization including:
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.
Philanthropy and 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.
Offers the Federal Seminar in Washington, D.C.
Human resource management
Includes an opportunity to attain the Society of Human Resource Management Certification.
Provides opportunities for Microsoft® certifications through the Certiport® Authorized Testing Center at Olivet and training in lean management techniques. Additionally, students can become “SAP Recognized,” based on experience with the leading executive resource planning software used by Fortune 500 companies.
Incorporates the Lean Continuous Process Improvement course taught by leaders in health care administration. Students work alongside hospital staff to improve efficiency and quality, and can apply for medical center internships.
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.