Business Administration (BS)
A wealth of career opportunities.
- Available as
- Bachelor of Science
- 4 years
- Fort Wayne
Why Study Business Administration?
Human resources. Finance and accounting. Operations and logistics. Sales and marketing. Companies of all sizes — and in nearly every industry — rely on professionals in these business domains and more. This range of career options is just one of the many answers to the “why study business?” question.
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Why Saint Francis for Your Bachelor of Business Administration?
A bachelor of business administration is all about versatility. It’s an ideal degree if you’re looking for enduring business competence that is transferable across positions and industries.
We designed our program to give you a foundation in multiple facets of the field, including accounting, finance, management, entrepreneurship, and marketing. A degree in business administration gives you enduring business competence, transferable across positions and industries.
Our focus on project-based learning gives you a chance to work side-by-side with local companies and organizations on real-world business challenges. Rooted in Franciscan values, your Saint Francis experience will develop you into an ethical business professional and leader ready to make a positive impact in your organization and community.
Internships & Networking
As a Saint Francis business administration major, you will gain professional experience and make connections through internships available at a range of companies and industries.
The Busse speaker series brings business and community leaders from northeastern Indiana to campus, where you can hear the stories behind their success, receive career advice, and establish connections. Past speakers have included:
- Tom Ash, CEO of Ash Brokerage
- Keith Busse, founder of Steel Dynamics
- Tom Carmazzi, CEO of Tuthill Company
- David Nicole and Tiffani Arnold, United Way of Allen County
In The News
Saint Francis students win the Marketplace Simulation Challenge
A team of University of Saint Francis students won first place in the national Marketplace Simulation Challenge presented by The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Read the story.
Dr. Clifford F. Buttram, Jr. praised for work with MLK monument
Director of the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership Dr. Clifford F. Buttram, Jr. spent three years volunteering with a project honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Read the story.
“Being a student at the Busse School is like being part of a big, supportive family. The professors are invested in each and every student. All you have to do is ask for help or time to talk and they’ll make it happen. And the other students are so nice. This makes USF such a different type of place. The community is fostered to be this way, and it attracts people who value acceptance and kindness.”Kaitlynn Welker ’24 Business Administration
Campus and Community
Saint Francis offers plenty of opportunities for you to cultivate leadership and business skills through student clubs, campus ministries, service-learning and other activities. A few organizations that might appeal to someone on the path to a bachelor of business administration include:
- Finance and Investment Society
- Accounting Club
What You Can Do With a Bachelor of Business Administration?
The advantage of majoring in business administration is the breadth of career options you’ll find. Among the positions you might pursue:
- Account manager
- Administrative services representative
- Business analyst
- Project manager
- Human resources coordinator
- Team leader
With a degree in business administration, salary increases and advancement opportunities can also come your way as you gain experience.
Where You’ll Find Our Graduates
USF business administration graduates start and grow their careers in a range of industries, from finance and healthcare to manufacturing and information technology. It’s common for our students to receive job offers even before they graduate. Places you will find them include:
- Capital Industries
- Do It Best Corp
- Indianapolis Colts
- Liberty National Life Insurance Company
- Lincoln Financial Group
- Novae Corporation
- Parkview Health
- Southern Land Company
- Tippmann Sports
- Total Quality Logistics
- Verizon Wireless
Grad School and Other Opportunities
After earning their bachelor of business administration and gaining experience in the field, many Saint Francis graduates choose to earn an advanced degree, often in a specialized area of the industry, such as marketing, finance, or leadership. Our students have gone on to attend programs at:
- American Public University System
- University of Northwestern Ohio
… and right here at Saint Francis. We offer several graduate-level business programs, such as a master of business administration (MBA), a master of organizational leadership (MOL), and a master of human resource management (MHRM).