Business Administration

The Business Administration major is intended to prepare business leaders who are effective general managers with expertise in managerial communications, finance, management and marketing. An advantage of Business Administration is that it is not industry-specific. Students are equipped to be leaders in Finance, Marketing, Communications, Human Resources, and more. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts 151,100 new general and operations managers from 2014 to 2024, with job opportunities varying depending on the particular industry. Students majoring in Business Administration are encouraged to consider applying to a 4+1 Program.

The Business Administration major is available to students at the Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury Campuses.

The Extended Core Requirements of the Business Administration major consist of advanced three credit courses in Finance, Marketing, and Management. Students select one course in each of these disciplines offered at their campus to complete their Extended Core Requirement.

Three additional upper-level business courses are required. Students can use these courses to dive more deeply in a business to promote specific career goals. The courses can be completed through study abroad, a UConn School of Business summer program, or at the student’s campus.

You Will Take Classes Like:

  • Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior
  • Introduction to Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business Information Systems


  • Get involved in Student Organizations like: UConn Stamford Marketing Club, Hartford Business Society, and Waterbury Business Society



  • Study abroad and take courses toward your major in places like China, Australia, the UK, and more!





What types of experiential learning are Business Admin majors engaging with?


In a 2019 survey of Business Administration students, when asked what opportunities had the strongest impact on their development of professional skills:



      77% of respondents indicated internships




“My internship...[treated] us the same as full time employees. We were actually working as financial representatives, calling people to build a client base, working to build a comprehensive financial plan for them, and then presenting the plan and hoping to sell some Northwestern products.”




    66% of respondents indicated involvement in their local communities




“I volunteered at an immigration center in my local library. I had helped me learn a lot about the different types of people that come here.


"I have worked as a Camp Counselor for the YMCA and though most of the skills are not strictly business related, a lot of the skills such as teamwork and communication are vital to a business setting."







Jobs Held by Recent Graduates

• Analyst

• Claims Processor

• Consultant

• Content Operations Analyst

• Corporate Banking Analyst

• Customer Care Representative

• Director, Finance

• Executive Recruiter

• Financial Representative

• General Management Development Program

• IT Analyst – Two Year Rotational Program

• Management Liability Underwriting Manager

• Marketing Assistant

• Operations Management

• Project Coordinator

• Senior Director Financial Reporting

• Senior Finance Director

• Senior Managing Director

• Team Leader

• Training Specialist






Samples of Where Alumni Work

• Alexion Pharmaceuticals

• Amazon

• Apple

• Bank of America

• Cigna

• Enterprise

• Google

• Lincoln Financial

• MassMutual

• NatWest Markets

• Pepperidge Farms

• Permatex

• Pratt & Whitney

• TD Bank

• Travelers


• United Technologies

Median Base Salary: $55,000

High Base Salary: $67,000

120-Credit Breakdown

Business Administration is for You

If you're interested in:

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Communications or public relations

and you are looking for a flexible curriculum to earn an interdisciplinary business degree.
Learn more by contacting a TME student mentor.

Apply to Business Administration

Student Voices


Sania Khan (Business Administration, Hartford Campus '21)


“"Business Admin gives open-minded students an opportunity to step into the business world with access to a broad number of industries, allowing them to gain unlimited skills in this field. Being an aspiring leader, this major teaches me to be malleable for any roles in various industries such as accounting, economics, marketing, finance, human resources, or management to be able to find my perfect fit.”



Anna-Lena Wakefield (Business Administration, Hartford Campus '19)


“Business Administration equips me with the skills and knowledge needed to be a leader in finance, marketing, management, human resources, and many other related industries. The major is not industry-specific, and I love how I've gained knowledge in so many areas instead of gaining a whole lot of knowledge in just one.”