With a career in business administration, you will plan, organize, direct, and control a company's activities. You should major in business administration if you are someone who enjoys leadership roles works well with other people. You will need to be skilled in communication, planning, and problem-solving. You should also like thinking about the big picture -- not just about a whole company, but about how that company interacts with larger forces such as the global economy.
The Department of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The major in business administration will prepare you for entry-level management positions in either the private or public sector. In this major, you will study a broad spectrum of topics rather than focusing on a narrow specialization. You will take a sequence of courses that cover all of the business fields: accounting, finance, management, marketing, business law, and strategy and policy. You'll learn how the different areas of a business function together, and how to make all these areas run together as smoothly as possible. You will delve into issues such as diversity, ethics, politics, and other dynamics that play a role in every work environment.
As a major in this Department, you will be given the opportunity to help manage a hands-on investment through the University's Student Managed Stock Fund. Starting with $50,000 from the University's endowment, you can select your own stocks based on sound financial principles and then help manage this investment portfolio for the University. Gallaudet is one of a few universities in the nation that gives you this kind of real-life investing experience.
You can minor in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Economics and Finance.
Expand Your Skills
Develop strong computer skills
Enhance your communication, math, and writing skills
Have an eye for detail
Develop good listening skills
Join professional organizations
Sharpen your leadership skills by participating in campus organizations
Complete at least one internship
Work summer or part-time jobs in businesses of your interest
Chief Financial Officer
Compensation and Benefits Manager
Economic Research Assistant
Employee Relations Manager
Employment Agency Counselor
Foreign Exchange Trader
Health Policy Planner
Human Resources Director
International Trade Specialist
Labor Relations Specialist
American Management Association
National Management Association
Business Professionals of America
American Home Business Association
National Association for Female Executives
National Business Association
American Economic Association
American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association