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Undergraduate Major Business Administration (BS)

Gain Valuable Career Skills with a Major in Business Administration

An SNHU business administration major can lead to a world of career opportunities in today's dynamic business environment. Manage a retail store or corporate office. Lead a nonprofit agency or healthcare organization. Oversee a government agency or manufacturing firm. Run your own company or a franchise. The possibilities are endless.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration was developed in cooperation with business professionals to provide the skills you need to succeed in today's economy. This undergraduate major combines management courses and a broad business education in areas such as accounting, human resources and marketing.

You can follow the general track - or you can create additional opportunities for yourself by specializing your skill set with one of our concentrations.

Concentrations

See Yourself Succeed as a Business Administration Major

Develop your business knowledge, understand your social and ethical values, and gain an international perspective. Use cutting-edge technology and hone your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills while learning to be an effective leader. Our business curricula includes coursework and field experiences that help you gain valuable career skills such as:

  • Communication. Communicate effectively through written, oral and visual communication
  • Information technology. Master IT principles and applications and use them to their greatest advantage
  • Problem solving. Identify problems quickly, analyze them reasonably, find solutions creatively
  • Teamwork. Develop interpersonal skills that help you participate effectively in teams and groups
  • Analytical skills. Apply quantitative and qualitative methods and use data, applied mathematical and statistical techniques and decision sciences
  • Global orientation. Gain a multidisciplinary global perspective to make effective international business decisions
  • Legal and ethical practices. Understand the legal and ethical considerations and implications of personal, social, business and international business behavior and activities
  • Research. Conduct primary and secondary research and learn how to apply the results
  • Strategic approaches. Think and plan strategically
  • Leadership. Be an effective team and organizational leader

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in business administration at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success
  • Affordability. It’s our mission to make higher education more accessible. That’s why, SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire. 
  • Innovative programs. Study abroad at little or no extra cost
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who have industry experience and are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, N.H., named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine.

Internships & Outcomes

As an SNHU business administration major, your program is much more than the classes you take. You'll receive hands-on experience and guidance from seasoned professionals: Our faculty, alumni and career services team can help connect you with opportunities that prepare you to enter the workplace.

Business and financial occupations are projected to grow 10% through 2026 – faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Earning your bachelor’s degree in business can help create demand for your skill set throughout your career.

Curriculum

The general-track curriculum for our BS in Business Administration allows you to gain a well-rounded background in leadership, communication, accounting, behavioral dynamics and quantitative analysis as a business administration major at Southern New Hampshire University.

Courses To Prepare You For Your Career

SNHU's bachelor's in business administration program includes:

  • General education
  • Business core
  • Degree-specific courses

General Education Program

Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:

  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Problem solving

All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.

Business Core Program

Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.

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Campus Undergraduate Costs

Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.

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