Business Administration Quick Facts
Pursue Business Administration
Areas of Concentration:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science
Minors Offered: Business Administration
Approximate number of students pursuing this major: 500
Approximate number of students pursuing this minor: 45
Full-time Faculty: 16
Faculty members with terminal degrees in the field: 94%
Learn and exhibit leadership skills, gain valuable experience in your chosen professions, and interact with students of similar interests.
- Advertising and Public Relations Club: Get hands-on experience with on and off campus clients. Listen to speakers for professional insights into the fields of public relations, advertising, marketing, and organizational communication.
- Alpha Kappa Psi (Tau Upsilon Chapter): Become a well-trained, ethical, skilled, resourceful, and experienced business leader. Use local, regional, and national programming to develop business and leadership skills, and gain contacts with the business community.
- American Marketing Association: Interested in marketing, advertising, communications, or business? Get involved in various business and community relations activities. Help fundraise and create advertisements for local businesses.
- Beta Alpha Psi: Join an honorary and professional organization for accounting and finance students.
- Beta Gamma Sigma: Receive acknowledgement through this international honor society. The utmost academic honor you can receive in business or accounting programs accredited by AACSB International, membership is for life! Expand your worldwide networking opportunities through Beta Gamma Sigma.
- Bulldog Student Investment Fund: BSIF offers a hands-on learning laboratory for students who are interested in investments. Actively manage a fund and make decisions about equity and cash positions.
- Delta Sigma Pi: Join a professional business fraternity that supplements member’s knowledge of business gained in the classroom. Truman’s chapter is one of the most prominent in the nation, and has won the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award more than any other chapter, nationwide.
- ENACTUS: Develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise. Members design and implement projects that teach the principles of free market economics, entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy, personal success skills, and business ethics.
- Phi Beta Lambda: PBL promotes better understanding and appreciation for the principles of business management while engaging in service activities.
- Truman’s School of Business is one of only 180 business programs nationwide to hold accreditation in both Business and Accounting by AACSB International, the “gold standard” of business accreditation worldwide.
- For the last 10 years, the School of Business students have scored in the top 5% of the national population who sat for the Major Field Achievement Test in Business.
- Truman’s Delta Sigma Pi chapter won two national awards for 2013-2014, the Outstanding Alumni Relations Award and R Nelson Mitchell Outstanding Chapter Award.
- Active in professional business organizations
- Collaborate with students on undergraduate research projects
- Concentrate in Finance, Management, Marketing, or International Business
- International Business concentration requires a study abroad experience
- Want more? Complete a second concentration within business or minor in a different area, like 45% of your Truman business peers.
- Choose from a variety of internship opportunities including credit, non-credit, summer, semester, local, regional, national, and international
- Career Week and “Meet the Firms” events bring employers to campus to recruit School of Business students every semester
- Europe in Transition program led by Dr. Lin, Business Administration Department Chair, travels to Belgium, France, and Italy
- Numerous options including China and international business schools in France, Germany, Spain, and Hungary
- Truman grants you access to over 500 study abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries
- Monetary assistance is available, including Truman State University Foundation Scholarships
- Cultural loans are available for all programs
After the Degree
- 14% of Business Administration students pursue graduate studies immediately after graduation
- 86% (of those reporting) were employed within six months of graduation
- Graduates attend Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago, and Washington University in St. Louis among others
- Employers include Boeing, Cerner, Edward Jones, Monsanto, and Federal Reserve Banks