• Business Program

    Hamline’s bachelor’s degrees in business are built upon a philosophy that sets them apart from other programs. At Hamline, you’ll graduate with the critical thinking skills, professional experiences, and contacts necessary to pursue your desired career or graduate school. 

    • In addition to the two business degrees offered, students can explore Hamline’s full array of undergraduate programming. Pair your business major with more than 50 other academic programs -- from education to pre-law, forensic science to anthropology, and philosophy to communications.
    • Ground-breaking scholars, cutting-edge business executives, prominent lawyers, and effective leaders in government and nonprofit -- together they are the School of Business faculty. Experts in their field, they contribute to the newest theories in business research, yet remain fully committed to the undergraduate learning experience.
    • 100% of undergraduate students complete an internship and/or a collaborative or field-based research project.
    • Hamline’s dedicated professors, top-notch Career Development Center, and convenient location make it possible—and practical—for students to land some of the best internships available in the Twin Cities and nationwide.
    • Business majors enjoy placement in a wide variety of positions with a broad range of companies and organizations, including: marketing, public relations, nonprofit administration, human resources, financial analysis, international aid, purchasers and buyers, and traders. Read more about life after Hamline.

    Bachelor of Business Administration

    Students in Hamline’s BBA program will graduate with a wide range of abilities to manage and lead successful organizations in the face of a modern and increasingly complex world. Students can choose to major (or double major) in any of the following fields:

    • Business: Gain a flexible, multidisciplinary background and a broad base of skills to easily adapt to the dynamic and constantly changing world of business. 
    • Finance: Study the principles and practical applications of modern financial analysis and attain vital competencies for today’s changing economy. 
    • International Business: Achieve worldwide employability. Learn the business practices and politics used by other cultures. 
    • Management: Study all aspects of the organizational decision-making process, conflict resolution, strategic thinking, and leadership. 
    • Marketing: Prepare for a wide variety of occupations. Learn marketing fundamentals and gain a thorough understanding of consumer behavior and strategic communications.   

    Bachelor of Arts in Economics

    A major in economics provides students with a strong foundation in economic theory. Students gain an understanding of the underlying forces of economic cycles and the consequences of economic conditions on all sectors of business, politics, and society.


    M&E 3800: International Business Environment 

    In this course, students will explore the meaning and nature of culture as well as its influence on management functions and international business throughout the world. The course will examine dominant cultural norms in key world regions and effective cross-cultural communication and management methodologies designed to enhance international business success.

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    International Business


    Students can study business abroad in Cologne, Germany, through a unique partnership between the Hamline School of Business and the Cologne Business School.  

    Students will study the German language and learn about business within the European Union. 

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    Student Profile

    Stephanie Zimmerman graduated in 2010 with a degree in English and Business Administration.