Business Administration (BBA)
From small family-owned stores to multinational corporations, the core skills that will bring you success in business transcend markets, sectors, and borders. Hamline's bachelor of business administration degree complements our liberal studies and provides you with a powerful understanding of business disciplines.
You'll develop a wide range of abilities to manage and lead successful organizations in the face of our increasingly complex modern world, and your learning will extend far beyond the classroom. You'll propose and lead academic research projects, prepare for certification exams, dip your toes in the stock market with the Piper investment club, participate in business analytics competitions, and more. In doing so, you'll learn how to network, practice business etiquette, get hands-on experience at internships, and refine your job hunting skills in workshops and with our career coaches.
Business administration major and concentrations
Business administration major—accounting
In a world driven by cash flow, accounting experts are the heartbeat of the business sector. You'll become fluent in the language of business and learn to synthesize financial data into meaningful reports.
Business administration major—business analytics
Business analysts use their well-developed understanding of markets and economics to solve problems using quantitative models. In this concentration, you'll become an expert in resolving data management concerns.
Business administration major—finance
In the finance concentration, you'll develop new ways of understanding the web of relationships that exist within and between an organization's financial management, the investment community, and money and capital markets.
Business administration major—marketing
With Hamline's marketing concentration, you'll learn the diversity of ways people perceive and satisfy their needs, develop products and services to fill that need, and spark awareness and interest in your target audiences.
The business faculty at Hamline have been amazing throughout my four years here. They all have incredible domain expertise, and they care about each of their students as individuals and go out of their way to make a direct impact on our learning experiences."
Internships for business administration students
We make sure you leave Hamline with hands-on business experience on your resume—and the opportunities are boundless. Whether you want to explore a career in finance, marketing, management, or beyond, we have internship opportunities for you.
Examples of past business administration student internships include:
- IN Food Marketing and Design, account services intern
- Abdo Eick & Meyers, audit intern
- Neighborhood Development Center, intern
- Prepare + Prosper, volunteer tax preparer
- Farmers Insurance Group, marketing intern
- Find Your Power, database development and systems intern
- Forest Specialties, LLC, office support intern
- Foster Klima and Company, finance intern
- Fred Weber Inc., mining management intern
- Swing Back at Cancer, digital marketing management intern
- Ameriprise Financial Shine Wealth, financial planning intern
- Tiger Oak Media, editorial intern
- TKDA Engineering, finance and accounting intern
- Toro Company, finance intern
- City of St. Paul, risk management intern
- Clarity Coverdale Fury Advertising, video production intern
Why choose our Bachelor of Business Administration?
Better prepare for your career with our mentor program
With Hamline's career mentor program, you'll graduate with advanced career preparation after working one-on-one with your personal senior executive mentor to plan your career and learn what you need to impress hiring managers and recruiters.
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