Faculty: All faculty in the School of Business Administration teach in this program
Are graduate studies available for this program? Yes
Can you major in this program? Yes
Can you minor in this program? Yes
Emphasis within the major: The full spectrum of business; students may further specialize if they wish.
This program offers students a strong foundation for career success.
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If you're interested in many aspects of the business world, then the business administration major may be right for you. Business administration students participate in an interdepartmental program that covers the full spectrum of business. Within the major, you may further specialize or prepare generally for business, governmental activity, or pre-law or graduate studies. Graduate students in the program take advanced-level classes in all areas of business.
Students take courses in statistics, information technology, financial accounting; management accounting, business ethics, marketing, finance, business communication and strategic management.
What makes the program distinctive?
The business administration major provides a broad range of experience-based educational opportunities designed to give students an academic foundation for career success. Stetson University's School of Business Administration is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (A.A.C.S.B.) International, a prestigious accreditation.
Academics and Research
Facilities and opportunities
All faculty in the School of Business Administration teach in this program and are committed to providing an education which will serve as the foundation for a successful career in business. All classes at the DeLand campus are held in the Lynn Business Center, which features smart classrooms and meeting space designed to prepare students for real-world encounters.
Preparation for graduate study
Students may choose to prepare for graduate study in law, business or another field.
The business administration program features a graduate component for students who possess undergraduate degrees from accredited institutions and wish to pursue graduate studies toward receiving a master of business administration (M.B.A.) degree. The graduate program is offered at both Celebration and DeLand, and can be taken in two tracks: accelerated and professional. The accelerated track allows students to complete the program in as little as one year and is designed for recent graduates from an undergraduate program. The professional track is designed for working professionals and allows students to complete the program at the student's own pace; the program is typically completed in 18 months on this track.
All classes meet once per week and are offered in the evenings beginning at 6 p.m. to accommodate the schedules of graduate students. Undergraduate study in business is not required; however, foundation classes at the undergraduate level are required and those students who did not major in a business field will likely require more foundation classes than those students who majored in a business field.
Additionally, a dual-degree program is offered via the College of Law and the School of Business Administration that allows students to earn both a J.D. and an M.B.A. Students wishing to complete this program must satisfy the admission requirements and be admitted to both the College of Law and the School of Business Administration. Though the classes for both components of this program are offered at the Gulfport campus, the classes for the business component are also offered at the DeLand campus and the Celebration center.
Awards and Recognition
Students are encouraged to take part in the S.U.R.E. (Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience) program. Each year undergraduate scholars are selected in a university-wide competition for grants to work with a faculty mentor on a summer research project.
Undergraduate awards and honors
The department awards the Business School Foundation Merit Award for Business Administration. Undergraduate students also have the opportunity to join the honor society Alpha Kappa Psi.
Beyond the Classroom
Students have interned at companies including AAA, Bank of America, Delta Airlines, Florida Hospital, IBM, Morgan Stanley and NASCAR.
Business administration majors are in demand as customer service representatives, business analysts, financial planners, project managers, retail/merchandising managers, and sales representatives and managers. Recent alumni accomplishments include studying as a Ph.D. student in financial management, working as an assistant vice president at Fixed Income Group and as an R.J. O'Brien futures broker, working as a marketing project coordinator at AAA and working as a computer programmer analyst for the Volusia County Health Department.