Wayne State College
A Degree in Business Administration - Professional Studies

Professional Studies Degree Program

Professional Studies Degree Program

The Professional Studies degree program at Wayne State College can prepare you for a variety of careers in the business world. With several business programs to choose from, you’ll get to tailor your academic coursework to those goals. The business department at WSC offers classes in accounting, marketing, international business, finance, human resource management, office administration, business management, economics, public accounting, and agribusiness. You’ll meet with your advisor to plan your own program to fit where you see yourself in the future. With the Professional Studies degree program, you get to choose your own adventure!

Sample Program of Study

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

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A. or B.S. in Business Administration/Professional Studies

Hours required:
For concentration: 48
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular minors: Management Information Systems, International Studies, Spanish, Economics, Interdisciplinary Studies

School: Business and Technology

Department: Business and Economics

Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Awards and rankings: Our MBA program is consistently ranked high statewide and nationwide, including No. 1 in Nebraska and No. 9 in the U.S. for Most Affordable Online Colleges by OnlineU.org and No. 1 in Nebraska for accredited MBA programs by OnlineMBA.

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships for the Professional Studies degree program at Wayne State College.

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 in the Professional Studies degree program.

professional studies degree skills

Skills Learned

  • Business management and leadership
  • Legal and ethical standards of business
  • Basic accounting and finance
  • Principles of business marketing
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Computer literacy and competency
  • Organization and time management
  • Time management


professional studies degree careers

Possible Careers

  • Bookkeeper
  • Office administrator
  • Executive assistant
  • Store manager
  • Bank or loan officer
  • Real estate agent
  • Human resource coordinator
  • Insurance agent
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Office manager

professional studies program careers


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


Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished professionals that have been recognized as experts in their fields. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Professional Studies degree program.

Outside the Classroom

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

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.

activities for professional studies majors


  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
professional studies program internships


We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating from the Professional Studies degree program. 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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