Business Administration

Your Future: Open for Business

Business touches upon nearly every aspect of modern society. From retail to research, advising to analysis, consulting to compliance, a career in business is more than power suits, watercoolers and briefcases — it's a world of infinite possibility where you're the CEO of your future.

On Your Agenda

With Colby-Sawyer’s Bachelor of Science degree program in business administration, you will examine organizational structures, management and operation, as well as the economic impacts of the rapidly changing environment and the importance of globalization. Study the application of new technologies, best practices in teamwork, and how to build successful enterprises that focus on profits as well as ethical, humanistic and social concerns.

From growing your own business to freelancing or pursuing a career with a for-profit or not-for-profit organization, you’ll be prepared to demonstrate creativity, sound judgment and successful business principles no matter where your career takes you.

Through real-world applications and models of traditional marketing functions, you will gain core knowledge and skills in marketing with emphasis in your area of discipline. Courses include Sales and Strategic Marketing, Consumer Behavior and Market Research, and Advertising and Social Media.

The minor provides you with the background to undertake entrepreneurial activities in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Designed to allow you to choose courses that focus on the profession of your choice, the program provides education and experience using techniques and methods involved in new venture development.

Using a coordinated curriculum throughout a variety of disciplines, courses include Be Your Own Boss, Start-Up Launch, Management Principles and Essentials of Business.

Study financial accounting, financial analysis and corporate finance to build a strong foundation for advanced courses based on your career aspirations. The minor is designed for non-business administration majors who are interested in developing knowledge in accounting, business administration and sport management.

Build skills and apply knowledge in small classes led by professors who have extensive experience in accounting, finance and business. Get up close to the economy during field experiences on Wall Street and while managing a fund with the Student Investment Club.

Increase the value of your resume with your self-selected internship, case studies, financial analyses and simulations. Partner with other business students on entrepreneurial projects through Colby-Sawyer’s award-winning chapter of Enactus. Demonstrate the depth and wealth of your knowledge through a Capstone project completed during your senior year.

Measuring Up

Your academic and career success is directly related to your experience at Colby-Sawyer. That’s why the college is committed to maintaining the highest level of student learning outcomes. In addition to continuous self-assessments, the program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Business School and Programs, ensuring that Colby-Sawyer can provide you with the skills employers want.

See for Yourself

Each year, along with managing an investment fund valued at more than $400,000, the Investment Management Club travels to influential financial institutions in New York City including NASDAQ for the opening bell, the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank. There’s time to take in the sights and enjoy the city, too.