Business Administration

You’ve got big dreams. Take them farther with a practical portfolio of business skills.

A business degree is often one of the best ways to make a major impact on the world – because it’s all about the know-how to get the big things done. Whether you have your future all planned out, or you’re just beginning to find your way, a degree in business administration is a practical and flexible foundation for a range of rewarding careers.

As a business administration student, you’ll explore topics like accounting, finance, management, and marketing, gaining a broad and diverse introduction to these important subjects. You’ll also hone your skills in communication, problem solving, leadership, and strategy. So whether your future takes you to the C-level at a Fortune 500, or leads you to labor in the trenches of a soul-driven start-up, you’ll be starting with an extra strong footing.

Plus, like most things at Oglethorpe, we do business a little differently. While our students gain top-notch skills in the “brass tacks” stuff like numbers and business terminology, we’re also highly oriented toward developing each student as a unique individual with their own valuable set of aptitudes and experiences. As a business student at OU, you’ll engage in spirited class debates, pen long-form essays, and explore the big wide world beyond the balance sheet.

Offered as:
B.B.A. in Business Administration
Minor in Business Administration

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Real World Experience

Oglethorpe encourages students to broaden their horizons and widen their comfort zones. Sometimes that means mastering a new skill. Sometimes it means taking a class in a subject you’d never imagined. And sometimes it even means traveling the world.

Widen your horizons with Oglethorpe’s many opportunities for study abroad. You can even take your business courses while getting to know a foreign city, thanks to the business department’s partnership with a university in Rome.

Our students have landed business internships at a wildly diverse selection of high-profile organizations, like the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Cisco Systems, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Coca-Cola, Disney, Embassy of Honduras in London, Enterprises, German American Chamber of Commerce, Marcus Institute, Merrill Lynch, Northwestern Mutual, Turner Broadcasting (TBS), and Wilder Wealth Strategies.

Life After Oglethorpe

At Oglethorpe, your degree in business administration will be grounded by a strong foundation in communication, cultural knowledge, and critical thinking, which every OU student develops through the Core (our unique approach to the liberal arts). It all adds up to excellent preparation for a great career in the business world, whether in business management or a related profession.

Business students can also pursue careers in advertising, banking, financial services, or marketing. Oglethorpe business graduates have gone on to careers at ADP, AT&T, Bank of America, Boston Consulting Group, Chick-Fil-A, the Coca-Cola Company, Delta Airlines, GA Soccer, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Home Depot, IBM, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Morgan Stanley, SunTrust, TBC Integration, Wells Fargo, and more.

Convenient Location

100-acre campus near Marta and all major interstates

Enjoy the small college experience with all the benefits of a big city.

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Accelerated Learning

Finish your degree more quickly

Our 8-week sessions allow you to attend full-time while concentrating on just two classes at a time.

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Expert Faculty

Top caliber courses taught by tenured faculty

No lecture halls and teaching assistants here. Get to know your professors on a personal level and participate in meaningful class discussions.

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Career Advancement

Resources to help you take the next step in your career

Identify your strengths, prepare for job interviews, and sharpen your resume.

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