Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Business Administration is a program designed for students who are pursuing careers 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.

Areas of Study

Healthcare Administration Concentration
Human Resource Management Concentration
Philanthropy and Not-For-Profit Concentration 
Public Administration Concentration 

Quality Assurance

The School of Business at Olivet Nazarene University is preparing students for success in their chosen careers. Employers are underscoring the value of Olivet graduates in the workplace, specifically because of their integrity and skills in communication and problem solving. Alumni continue to report on the excellent jobs offers and promotions they are receiving.

"At Olivet, students are able to explore their gifts and passions and pursue their calling." - Dr. Lynda Allen, M.B.A., Enactus Faculty Sponsor

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Students have many opportunities to earn certifications to set them apart from other college graduates. With these certifications, they will find many career doors open to them. Olivet is one of only 10 Illinois schools offering SAP certifications. SAP is the worldwide market leader in enterprise applications software. Other opportunities include: LEAN Certification, professional organization activities and competitions, Riverside Medical Center's senior management presentations, and the Healthcare Management Club.

Making Business Administration Connections


Enactus is an international organization that connects students, professors and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities.

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Leadership and Ethics Seminar

Leadership and Ethics is a course required for all McGraw School of Business students which focuses on clarifying the distinction between management and leadership, and the integration of the Christian faith into various business topics. Every year there is a seminar that provides students with professional networking opportunities, LinkedIn preparation, and final résumé and cover letter checks. 

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