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Business Administration B.A.  B.S.  

Major  
120 credit hours
95% career outcome rate1
 

Business administration programs are not just for people who want to become bankers or work on Wall Street although a degree in business administration can help you do both. The business administration major provides a large scope of knowledge that will make you successful in a wide array of industries, from marketing to working in government to running a nonprofit organization. Nearly every company in the world needs business professionals of some sort to operate, and a business administration degree can provide you with the broad skills you need to be successful at whatever business career path you choose to pursue.

A degree in business administration is one of the smartest investments you can make in your future, because the skills that you learn in a business administration program are applicable to a variety of careers. A business administration major is exposed to many different types of business concepts, strategies and situations in their classes, and those skills can be applied right away after graduation.

At Concordia University, Nebraska, we offer both a bachelor of science degree in business administration, which provides an in-depth study of the business world, and a bachelor of arts degree in business administration, a more flexible degree that you can pair with other majors or minors so you can pursue your own specialized passions.  Both degrees are centered around a "Business Core" that consists of 16 courses that will give you both a foundation for all aspects of business, but also a chance to see what path in business fits you and who you are the best.

With a business administration degree from Concordia University, Nebraska, you will gain effective communication, leadership, strategic planning and problem-solving skills while learning how companies operate. You will study areas such as cost management, business ethics and how to evaluate data in order to craft your own business plan. Whatever your business goals, a degree in business administration from Concordia can help you achieve them.

22:1
Student-to-faculty ratio

66%
Faculty with terminal degree

Core Concepts

The business administration program at Concordia University, Nebraska is designed to prepare men and women for positions of leadership and responsibility in the business community. The program develops Christian ethical values, provides a broad exposure to the liberal arts and equips students with the analytical, interpersonal and communication skills needed for success in business.

Key Differentiators

The business administration program at Concordia University, Nebraska allows you to be part of a program that has a commitment to excellence and engaged faculty that allow you and your fellow students to go through life-changing experiences together on paths to a positive future.

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Concordia NebraskaBusiness Administration: Learning Objectives

Students in the business administration program will demonstrate the ability to research industry and organization best practices and incorporate data to solve  business problems.

Students will perform basic quantitative analyses and interpret results to help make ethical business decisions.

Students will gain core business knowledge and demonstrate knowledge through the application of that knowledge in various business situations.​​

Dr. Andrew Langewisch - Business

Prof. Todd Johnson - Business

Concordia NebraskaBusiness Administration: Program Goals

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Students in the business administration program will learn to effectively communicate, both oral and in writing, in the context of business.

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Students will analyze and use data to engage in effective decision-making in their future businesses.

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Students will learn ethical business practices and apply best practices of business administration.

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Students will demonstrate a mastery of the core functional areas of business, including accounting, finance, marketing, planning and strategy.

Concordia Nebraska Business Administration: Career Outcomes

Chief Executive Officer

If you’re a natural leader, you may want to use your business administration degree to help your company succeed as the chief executive officer. As a CEO, you would create policies and provide overall direction for your company, and work with a board of directors to make plans, direct, and coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management.

-4% Annual Growth Rate2
$68,110 Entry-Level Salary2
$183,270 Mid-Level Salary2
$305,000 Late-Level Salary2

Administrative Service Manager

To be productive, an organization must run smoothly. As an administrative services manager you would be the person who makes sure this happens by coordinating your business’s services, including maintaining facilities, keeping records, planning budgets and allocating supplies. You may also be in charge of staff development, regulation compliance or drafting communications for the executive team.

10.1% Annual Growth Rate2
$52,750 Entry-Level Salary2
$94,020 Mid-Level Salary2
$163,480 Late-Level Salary2

Management Consultant

Management consultants help businesses improve their performance by proposing new and more efficient ways to operate. As a management consultant, you might use your business administration degree to advise managers in either the private or public sector on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

14.3% Annual Growth Rate2
$47,140 Entry-Level Salary2
$82,450 Mid-Level Salary2
$152,210 Late-Level Salary2

Cost Estimators

Cost estimators collect and analyze data in order to assess the time, money, materials and labor required to manufacture a product, construct a building or provide a service. As a cost estimator, you would work with a company or business to help determine the budget for projects. Most cost estimators specialize in a particular product or industry, so you can tailor your work to your passions.

10.5% Annual Growth Rate2
$37,000 Entry-Level Salary2
$63,110 Mid-Level Salary2
$106,010 Late-Level Salary2

Concordia NebraskaBusiness Administration: Related Programs

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Accounting

A degree in accounting from Concordia University, Nebraska gives you the education to succeed in just about any aspect of the business world. Here, you get the foundation you need to become a certified public accountant, work for government institutions or become a partner in a private accounting firm. Pursue a career in finance or corporate management accounting, become an entrepreneur or find any number of other careers in accounting to ignite your passion for business.

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Business Communication

The business communication major at Concordia University, Nebraska will require you to think of an organization holistically, including how a consumer will receive marketing messaging, how an employee’s interactions with co-workers effect productivity or how an investment by the organization communicates a business’s political stance.

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Business Administration - Online

Gain the skills you need to begin a career in business or climb the ladder in your organization with an online business administration degree from Concordia University, Nebraska. Taught and designed by former business professionals, our program gives you the skills to make an impact as soon as you graduate.

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Strategic Communication

A degree in strategic communication opens up a lot of possibilities for employment in a field that you’re passionate about. You might choose to pursue a career in a wide range of strategic communication and public relations professions including: account management, advertising management art direction, audience research, copywriting, digital strategy, marketing, media planning, public relations, strategic communication research, sports and entertainment promotion, social media management and sports information.

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Marketing

A bachelor of science degree in marketing from Concordia University, Nebraska will acquaint you with major marketing concepts and practices. You will develop the skills you need to effectively position your company as an industry leader and efficiently reach target audiences.

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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.

2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.