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Beth Crockford
School of Business & Social Sciences

Business Administration

Business touches upon nearly every aspect of modern society. From retail to research, advising to analysis, consulting to compliance, a career in business is more than power suits, water coolers and briefcases — it's a world of infinite possibility where you're the CEO of your future.

With Colby-Sawyer’s bachelor of science in business administration, you will examine organizational structures, management and operation, as well as the economic impacts of the rapidly changing environment and the importance of globalization. Study the application of new technologies, best practices in teamwork, and how to build successful enterprises that focus on profits as well as ethical, humanistic and social concerns.

» Accounting + Finance Minor

Gain a quantitative understanding of businesses in both the for-profit and not-for-profit environments.

» Contemporary Marketing Minor

Graduate ready to work in advertising, digital and social media, market research, public relations and sales with a minor in contemporary marketing.

» Entrepreneurship Minor

Learn how new products, services and organizational processes are identified, refined and realized as a sustainable part of society.

» Healthcare Management Minor

Develop the basic business skills necessary to effectively manage the delivery of clinical care.

Master of Business Administration

Colby-Sawyer College offers students the opportunity to graduate with both a bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration over the course of five years. Students enrolled as business administration majors will have met all prerequisites needed to enroll in the college’s 4+1 MBA option upon completion of the bachelor’s degree program. Students enrolled in other majors are also eligible to participate, but must complete a business administration minor and other preparatory courses prior to enrollment.

On Your Agenda

Build skills and apply knowledge in small classes led by professors who have extensive experience in accounting, finance and business. Get up close to the economy during field experiences on Wall Street and while managing a fund with the Student Investment Club.

Increase the value of your resume with your self-selected internship, case studies, financial analyses and simulations. Partner with other business students on entrepreneurial projects through Colby-Sawyer’s award-winning chapter of Enactus. Demonstrate the depth and wealth of your knowledge through a Capstone project completed during your senior year.

Measuring Up

Your academic and career success is directly related to your experience at Colby-Sawyer. That’s why the college is committed to maintaining the highest level of student learning outcomes. In addition to continuous self-assessments, the program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Business School and Programs, ensuring that Colby-Sawyer can provide you with the skills employers want.

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See for Yourself

Each year, along with managing an investment fund valued at more than $400,000, the Investment Management Club travels to influential financial institutions in New York City including NASDAQ for the opening bell, the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank. There’s time to take in the sights and enjoy the city, too.