Business Administration

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Program Type
Est. Time to Complete
4 Years
Graham School of Business
Delivery Mode
On Campus
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A jack-of-all-trades major with serious growth potential in business.

Any career in business can benefit from a business administration degree, whether your goal is a small business or a corporate board room. We give you the solid understanding you need in multiple disciplines, with enough depth so you can shine in higher-level business discussions. Employers seek out business administration majors because of their critical thinking skills, strong business knowledge, and management potential.

This major sets you up for generalist managerial positions, which are needed in businesses around the world and won’t tie you down to one particular business function. You’ll benefit from studying in our highly-respected business administration program if you want to own/operate a small business, enter corporate management training programs or perform analytical work and projects within an organization.

Your Future in Business Administration

Our graduates have gone on to work for Adams Electric Cooperative, Armstrong World Industries, Capital Blue Cross, Harley Davidson, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Shipley Energy and Tyco Electronics.

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Logo: ACBSP Global Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The Business Administration, B.S. program and the Business Administration, A.S. program are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs. 

Business Administration Courses

Your class schedule will include core courses for your major, Gen Next general education classes, and electives. 

Course NameCourse CodeCredits
Financial AccountingACC 2203 Credits
Business CommunicationBUS 2463 Credits
Business Strategy and Policy BUS 4953 Credits
Human Resource ManagementMGT 2203 Credits
Principles of MarketingMKT 1003 Credits


Careers in Business Administration

A bachelor's degree in Business Administration opens up a variety of career opportunities. Some of your options may include:

Human Resources Specialist

Management Analyst

Sales Manager

Business Owner or Operator

Project Manager

Training and Development Manager

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Build your dream career, one day at a time.

This is day one. From your first semester on campus through graduation day, York College offers expert advice, professional development opportunities, and personalized support to help you navigate the choices that influence your future. 

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Meet the Faculty

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Michele Yoder
Michele E. Yoder, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Management, Marketing, & Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor of Strategy and Business Administration
Graham School of Business
Insoo Cho
Insoo Cho, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Economics
Graham School of Business
James Forjan
James M. Forjan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance
Graham School of Business
James Norrie
James L. Norrie, DPM
Professor, Cybersecurity, Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Graham School of Business

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