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Business Administration Degree

Business Administration Degree Program

A business administration degree is an excellent foundation for any career you wish to pursue, with core classes that teach you how a company or organization works. Choosing a concentration in the business administration degree program will take you even further, developing your skill set in a particular area and giving you insight into one or more features that contribute to a successful business.

There are several concentrations you can choose from:

Human Resource Management  (also available online)
International Business
Management  (also available online)
Office Administration
Professional Studies
Public Accounting

99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.

Hours required:
Business foundation: 15
Business core: 27
Concentrations: 21  (Public accounting requires 49 hours)
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular minors: Computer Information Systems, Economics, International Studies, Management Information Systems, Merchandising and Design, Psychology, Spanish, Speech Communication, Sport Management, Travel and Tourism

School: Business and Technology

Department: Business and Economics

Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Awards and rankings: Our MBA program is ranked in the Top 5 Online Business Degrees by Best Master’s Degrees; and third out of 97 institutions by GetEducated.com.

Business Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid for your business administration degree.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Business degree skills learned

Skills Learned

  • Accounting fundamentals
  • Principles of economics
  • Managerial finance
  • Production and operations management
  • Management theory and practice
  • Principles of marketing
  • Legal and ethical standards of business
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Computer literacy and competency


Careers for business degree majors

Possible Careers

  • Accountant
  • Business owner / CEO
  • Human resource specialist
  • Office manager
  • Financial advisor
  • Store manager
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Insurance agent
  • Bank or loan officer
  • Real estate agent

Employers of business degree majors


  • Business and corporations
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Accounting firms
  • Retail stores
  • Insurance companies
  • Real estate agencies
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Government agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Manufacturing companies


Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 92% of full-time faculty in this department having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the business administration degree program by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

Business clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations


WSC Service-Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Business Student Activities


  • Business Competition Day – Show your leadership skills by helping to facilitate and judge this annual competition, where hundreds of students from Nebraska and Iowa high schools compete for a chance to win scholarships.
  • Executive in Residence - Meet corporate pros at this annual event and address real-world concerns, including topics such as business ethics, corporate culture, leadership, and the changing world of business.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
internships for business degree majors



We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating with a degree in business administration.  You are not required to complete an internship; however, Career Services is available to help you find internship and employment opportunities if you wish to do so.

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