Business Administration

School of Management

Marist’s business administration degree delivers a broad-based skill set that can be applied in both the private and non-profit sectors. Your coursework will ensure that you’re well-grounded and well-rounded, and ready to start your career as a socially responsible manager and leader.
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Focus Your Curriculum On Your Future

All business administration students start with core business courses in marketing, human resource management, finance, operations management, organizational behavior, and law to provide an immensely well-rounded foundation in business. The flexibility of the major stems from the choices in concentration:

Don’t see a concentration that fits your unique career goals? You can work with our experienced and diverse faculty to create a custom concentration better suited to your future career.

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Focus Your Curriculum On Your Future

All business administration students start with core business courses in marketing, human resource management, finance, operations management, organizational behavior, and law to provide an immensely well-rounded foundation in business. The flexibility of the major stems from the choices in concentration:

Don’t see a concentration that fits your unique career goals? You can work with our experienced and diverse faculty to create a custom concentration better suited to your future career.

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Learn From Faculty With Diverse Industry Experience

In the world of modern business, experience counts. Our faculty arrive at Marist with years of professional accolades and come from extensive and diverse backgrounds in non-profit management, human resources, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, and more. This type of insight and mentorship is absolutely invaluable at all stages of your career. View all Business Administration faculty >

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Top-Tier Internship Experiences

Prospective employers, master's degree programs, and doctoral programs place great value on whether Business Administration students have gained “real world” experience during their undergraduate years, which is why we work tirelessly to pair you with the internships suited best for your career path. With hundreds of top-tier internship connections to choose from, 83% of Marist students participate in at least one internship during their time at Marist, and many complete more than one.

Top-Tier Internship Experiences

Prospective employers, master's degree programs, and doctoral programs place great value on whether Business Administration students have gained “real world” experience during their undergraduate years, which is why we work tirelessly to pair you with the internships suited best for your career path. With hundreds of top-tier internship connections to choose from, 83% of Marist students participate in at least one internship during their time at Marist, and many complete more than one.

A Bright Future in Business

When you enroll in the B.S. in Business Administration program, you will graduate from Marist with the skills you need to secure entry-level placement in businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governments across the country and the world at large. In fact, we'll work closely with you to determine the best internships and career experience to ensure your success after graduation. Below is just a glimpse at the career opportunities that await you after completing a Business Administration degree from Marist.

“Ethical business leadership, to me, means doing right by your work, sticking to your word. And I value that at Marist. They prepared us to do that. It’s something that I’ll always carry with me.”

Goodman Lepota ‘18
Associate Account Strategist, Google 

“Ethical business leadership, to me, means doing right by your work, sticking to your word. And I value that at Marist. They prepared us to do that. It’s something that I’ll always carry with me.”

Goodman Lepota ‘18
Associate Account Strategist, Google 

This annual trip to New York City connects School of Management students with employers, such as Citibank, Amazon, Bloomberg, and JPMorgan Chase, provides an inside look at operations within these major corporations, and creates a direct link between current students and alumni working in the field.

Learn more about the NYC Career Trek

This annual trip to New York City connects School of Management students with employers, such as Citibank, Amazon, Bloomberg, and JPMorgan Chase, provides an inside look at operations within these major corporations, and creates a direct link between current students and alumni working in the field.

Learn more about the NYC Career Trek

Daniel Statile ‘20
Business Major, Sports Communication Minor

“In the Investment Center, we’ll be learning about research on what to look for and how to analyze a company. For homework assignments, what we’ll be doing is actually using the Bloomberg Terminals and learning about the research we did in class and how to implement that into a portfolio.”

Daniel Statile ‘20
Business Major, Sports Communication Minor

“In the Investment Center, we’ll be learning about research on what to look for and how to analyze a company. For homework assignments, what we’ll be doing is actually using the Bloomberg Terminals and learning about the research we did in class and how to implement that into a portfolio.”

Through Marist, I interned for the Miami Dolphins. It was very nerve-wracking for me and the other interns to present our ideas directly to the stadium executives. But it was a great experience.
My professors have been a big influence on me. They’ve been a great sounding board for my ideas.
I wanted to find a local school that had a great business administration program, and I got that with Marist. Also, the campus was so pretty, I could actually see myself walking the campus and studying in the library while viewing those beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River.
I’ve always been interested in finance, and I’m getting great training at Marist. In one class, we have the task of analyzing Starbucks and developing a strategic plan to make it more competitive. My role is financial analysis.
My professors are so caring, and they want to see students succeed. They also have industry experience, which is so helpful because they often share personal stories from their own careers that I can then take and apply to mine. They’re really inspirational.
One thing that made me stay at Marist was the fact that I knew when I graduated I was going to be successful. The teachers, the staff, and the professors provide a community feeling, and people have pushed me to do better. I’m not just a number, people want me to do well.
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of School of Management students are employed or attending graduate school 6 months after graduation.

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is the average wage with a degree in business administration or management.

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Marist students complete one or more internships during their four years.

At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.

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Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience

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Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges

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Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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