Business Administration

Preparation for a Global Marketplace

Banking, government, insurance, advertising, sales, healthcare, manufacturing, service—every organization needs qualified employees in order to operate smoothly and effectively. Prepare for a rewarding career in small, medium, or large for-profit or not-for-profit organizations at Arcadia University's School of Global Business, where you will learn business practices with a global perspective built from a strong liberal arts core designed to help you think critically and communicate effectively. The degree in Business Administration also prepares you for graduate programs in law, business, public administration, or economics.

What to Expect

Earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. There is also a three-year degree option for academically talented students.

Arcadia's School of Global Business courses are designed to:

  • Provide the student with an understanding of external forces, including the technological, legal, political, cultural, and economic conditions that influence organizations and managerial decision making.
  • Expose the student to each of the major internal functions (accounting and finance, marketing and operations) that organizations must perform to succeed.
  • Develop the student's interpersonal, communication, team management, quantitative, and writing skills.
  • Encourage the student to develop an organizational point of view and integrate what he or she has learned.
  • Require an internship that provides the opportunity to apply knowledge as well as to learn from the experience itself. Students have a number of options, including an internship abroad.
  • Offer the student an international perspective through both the coursework and travel opportunities.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration will provide you with a solid background in business with the flexibility to customize your degree to suit your career aspirations with a concentration in Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration requires you to take additional math courses, internships are required, and study abroad is encouraged. You must complete one area of concentration by taking selected courses with the same subject matter within a discipline.


Concentrations allow our students to specialize in an area of business. Augment your program and further prepare for your career by selecting one of the following.

  • Economics: Trains students in the application of microeconomics and macroeconomics to problems of business decision making and the effect of governmental policies on the business environment. It also provides an excellent foundation for graduate programs in law, business, public administration, or economics.
  • Finance: Provides in-depth background in finance for students interested in working in economic and financial institutions or finance departments of corporations. 
  • Management: Prepares students for supervisory roles in a variety of industries, or for entry into corporate management training programs.
  • Marketing: Provides the foundation necessary for working in the marketing divisions of corporations, or at more specialized marketing firms such as advertising agencies and market research organizations.