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A Degree in Business Administration - Professional Studies

Business Administration (Professional Studies) Degree

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

professional studies degree fact sheet



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

Popular pairings: Spanish, Economics, Interdisciplinary Studies

Popular minors: Management Information Systems, International Studies

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.

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.

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

employers for professional studies majors


  • 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, with 92% of the full-time faculty in the 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 professional studies degree program by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

professional studies degree clubs

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.


activities for professional studies majors


  • 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.
professional studies degree internships


We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating with a degree in professional studies. 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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