Business Administration Major

Learn to succeed by learning to lead. Earn your degree through our Business Administration program to help companies grow as profitable as your career.

What You'll Study

Learn how businesses start, grow and succeed by making great financial decisions. You might like this major if you're a natural-born leader or a master organizer and planner.

We prepare you for management positions in private, public and nonprofit organizations. Get an inside look at your future career options with the Williamson College of Business Administration's paid internship program. Wherever you choose to take your career, Youngstown State will be with you.

And if you're looking to go into this field to work for charities or other nonprofits, get a head start at our Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Learn by doing with service-learning projects in the community. Or get ahead in the job market with one-on-one career coaching.

Master of Business Administration available for this major. 


  • Business Administration Major

    All Business Administration majors must meet the BSBA program requirements. You'll take business and foundational courses and also choose two to four electives from one of these specializations:

    • Enterprise Resource Planning. Learn to use software that streamlines your marketing, manufacturing, distribution and more.
    • Entrepreneurship. Bring your ideas to life and start your own businesses.
    • Human Resource Management. Manage people to work together for optimum results.
    • International Business. Take your venture overseas and work around the world.
    • Management Information Systems. Use statistics and computer data to check stocks and make the best decisions for your business.

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  • Business Administration Minor (for Non-Business Majors)

    You don't have to be a business major to start your own business. If you're a non-business major and want to complement your degree, you can choose the Business minor with 21 credits.

    You'll study the fundamentals of every aspect of business—from management and finance to operations, social media and e-commerce. The minor helps you understand any industry more fully, and it gives you more leverage to compete in the job market after college, as all organizations benefit when employees know what it takes to keep the business running successfully.

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Internships and Jobs


  •  Covelli Enterprise
  •  Ernst & Young
  •  Morgan Stanley
  •  NASA
  •  State Farm Insurance

WCBA Internship Opportunities


  •  Wells Fargo
  •  Packer Thomas
  •  Vallourec Star
  •  Cintas
  •  General Motors
  •  Goodyear Tire and Motor Company
  •  MGM Grand

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One More Thing

Being a part of the Business Administration program has provided me with so much knowledge that I know will be useful upon graduating. I am thankful that the business college offers countless opportunities, such as entrepreneur internships, where I can gain a firsthand experience working in the industry of my interest."

Gianna Centofanti, Class of 2017