If you want to understand complex business environments, administrative practices and processes, and the structure and role of organizations, then a business administration major may be a great fit. This major will introduce you to the concepts and theories of management and decision-making while providing experience-based opportunities in which to apply these concepts.
Students may focus their studies and select an emphasis in one of two areas: management or finance. As students advance, they will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a business simulation project and later in an internship or thesis project. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their learned skills to the management of a real fund, through an endowment-funded investment portfolio.
Dr. Mahbubul Kabir, Dr. Radek Szulga, and Dr. Angela Buchanan
In the business department, Professor in Business and Economics Dr. Angela Buchanan serves as the chapter advisor for Lyon’s Enactus group, an organization that connects students with business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects. Lyon’s Enactus group recently achieved a partnership with nonprofit organization Main Street Batesville to develop a makers’ space for local and regional artisans in downtown Batesville.
"I feel the classes have prepared me well for the graduate program I am pursuing,” said Dawson Angeles, ’20, a business administration major with a finance concentration. “Through the courses, I have expanded my knowledge of real world issues, making me capable of contributing to real world problems. Lyon College has great faculty members who truly care about your success and making your college experience that much better.”
Stephanie Thompson, ’06, a business administration/finance and economics double major, is working at Amazon.
Erhan Ercan, ’00, a business administration and international business major, is the Head of Global Business Development for Morphotonics.
Bill Pendergist, ’05, a business administration/finance major, is a partner in Flake & Kelley real estate.
David Brogdon, ’93, an accounting major, is the CFO of Bad Boy Mowers.
For more information on the required courses for a Business Administration major or minor, view our courses page.
The business administration major offers graduates the flexibility to choose between entry-level managerial positions and advanced study. It is particularly appropriate for individuals seeking advanced study in business, law, planning, and healthcare management.
The starting median salary in the U.S. for a college graduate with a Business Administration degree is $43,000.
Financial Analyst- $60,378
HR Manager- $66,698
Operations Manager- $64,571
Staff Accountant- $50,000
Marketing Manager- $62,000
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