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Business Administration Major


As a business administration major, you will have the opportunity to design a customized program of study across the business disciplines which accents your chosen career theme. There are also five curricular tracks ("concentrations") available to you:


Entrepreneurship prepares students to start a new venture, be a productive member of an innovative firm, assume responsibilities in a family business, or become a productive manager in a growing business.

Finance has been developed specifically for students with career interests in corporate finance, the financial markets, or in financial institutions. 

Human Resource Management prepares students to be effective stewards of human capital through evidence-based practices in staffing, compensation, leadership and employer relations.

Leadership is availalbe for students who are particularly interested in developing the skills to lead and influence others.

Technology and Operations Management is available for students who have an interest in technology and operations' increasing impact on the globalization of the world.


Practical Experience

Like many business students, you may opt to participate in internships which turn work experiences into learning opportunities and make connections between classroom theory and the "real world." Some internships, such as work at the Economic Development Center, also offer a special opportunity for service to the community. Often internships lead directly to full-time career opportunities.


Philly Experience

As a student majoring in business administration, you may choose to take advantage of Temple University's extensive program in business to enrich and expand your study options. You may spend one or two enrichment semesters at the Philadelphia Campus of Messiah College and discover the quaint restaurants, cultural events, and urban experiences of this important city.


After Graduation

As a business administration graduate, you will be prepared to work in a wide variety of organizations, in myriad occupational roles, and in all kinds of interesting locations around the world. Graduates are currently serving:

  • In small businesses and corporate giants, in churches and parachurch organizations, and even in government.
  • As management trainees, loan officers, congressional staffers, salespersons, investment advisors, missionaries, financial analysts, entrepreneurs, and managers of family business.
  • In central Pennsylvania, Wall Street, Europe, Central America, Russia, China, and many other interesting places in the U.S. and the world.



For more details on the curriculum requirements and the types of courses you would be taking as a Business Administration Major, as well as for any of the Business Administration "concentrations," visit our Online Course Catalog.  A list of major requirements can be found here or take a look at the printable Business Administration Major Brochure.

For more details on the curriculum requirements and the types of courses you would be taking for as a Business Administration Minor, visit our Online Course Catalog.

(Course catalog and major brochure include PDF files. Click here for the Adobe® PDF Reader®)


How to Apply

To apply for admission to Messiah College, simply call and request an application at 1-800-233-4220 or apply online! Open House dates and major-specific events are scheduled throughout the year. Students may arrange for a variety of visit options to suit their interests and schedule.


* Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin.



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