Ave Maria University
The Business Administration major at AMU gives you the opportunity to achieve business excellence and develop ethical leadership skills from a truly Catholic perspective. This major is rooted in our Core Curriculum, so you’ll build a strong foundation in human and societal behavior that will give meaning and power to the tools and techniques you’ll receive.
Careers: Sales, Analysis, Business Management, Accounting, Law, Graduate Studies
Our Business Administration program combines broad education and specialized business knowledge to help you find meaningful work after graduation or progress to more advanced business studies. You’ll benefit from our small class sizes, professors with real-world business experience, and access to mentorships, internships and career opportunities.
Fast Fact: This degree is available fully online!
The Business Administration program seeks to make it possible for students to master the requirements – in broad education and in specialized knowledge – to find immediately meaningful work and/or to attend critically a graduate business school program. Basic tools and concepts, theories, and analytical techniques are readily learned. What is harder to imitate – and, therefore, more valuable in the business environment – are communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to weave together and make use of different kinds of knowledge. The Business Administration program intends to open to students the possibility to internalize those skills and ability through an uncompromisingly excellent classroom teaching that emphasizes the integration of the business disciplines and prudential decision making.
Business Administration addresses the complex phenomenon of acting persons engaged in business transactions. Decisions made during those business transactions are always based on value judgments that rely upon non-systematic information available and upon the purpose of the inter-acting persons. The personal characteristics of the business person, the individual knowledge, skills and abilities are precisely what makes the difference between good and bad decisions. The acquired habit of weighing the qualitative and quantitative factors involved in the business oriented personal interaction is the cornerstone of the business craft.
Students intending to major in Business Administration will proceed through the normal sequence of the Core Curriculum. The program in Business Administration holds the conviction that students need a broad foundation in the moral dimension of human history, activity, and political life in order to carry out successfully the practice of business. The Core thus serves as the necessary foundation for the major in Business Administration.
Typical Order of Required Courses for the Major
Ave Maria University is fortunate to be connected to a strong, nationally-recognized network of business managers and CEOs who are looking for the skills and the virtues that characterize Ave Maria students. We are very active in developing our students’ career potential, connecting them with suitable internships, and ensuring their success.
Business administration majors are highly employable. The best projections suggest strong growth in both pay and availability of jobs in business. Business majors work as market research analysts, operation research analysts, accountants, financial advisors, business operations managers, marketing or financial managers, event planners, compliance officers, human resources managers, sales managers, insurance agents, loan officers, etc., in every industry and walk of life.
There is strong competition for good positions in business. To be competitive, the best business majors distinguish themselves with academic excellence, a second major in a complementary field, internship experience, excellent personal skills, analytical ability, courage, responsibility, moderation, and judgment.
The Business Honor Society Sigma Beta Delta has a chapter at Ave Maria University, to which the top twenty percent of juniors and seniors are admitted.
Education: B.S., History and German, Marquette University; J.D., Law, Marquette University Law School; LL.M., International and Comparative Law, The Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army; LL.M., International and Comparative Law, University of Notre Dame
Education: B.A., Political Science & Spanish, Wellesley College; M.B.A., Marketing, Washington University; M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (candidate), Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
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Phone: (239) 304-7128
Education: B.S., Accounting, St. Francis University; M.A., Industrial Relations/Personnel Administration, St. Francis University; D.A., Humanities & Social Sciences, George Mason University
Education: B.S., Bacteriology, University of Maine; M.B.A., University of Maine
Phone: (239) 280-1652
Education: B.B.A., International Business, Schiller International University; M.A., Economics, University of South Florida
Education: B.S., Accounting, Bentley College; M.B.A, Finance, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; D.P.S., Finance & International Economics, Pace University
Office: Henkels 2020
Phone: (239) 304-7345
Education: B.S., Marketing, Florida State University; M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Louis University; Ph.D., Marketing, University of Oregon
Office: Henkels 2046
Phone: (239) 280-1694
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