Business Administration

Offered as a major (B.S.) and a minor

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At Cal Lutheran, you don't just learn about business, you learn how to do business.

Students learn the "nuts and bolts" of a business career and the skills required of successful executives: effective writing, strong presentation skills, critical thinking, and ethical leadership.

You'll also benefit from our on-campus research institutes - the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, and the Center for Leadership and Values.

The Curriculum

The California Lutheran University School of Management provides a learning environment in which students can realize their full potential for professional preparation and personal growth.

One of the three degree options in the School of Management is a bachelor of science in business administration that combines a solid background in the liberal arts and sciences with an in-depth study of the business-related disciplines.

All business administration students complete a core managerial program comprised of courses in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Finance
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management

Students then choose a concentration in one of the following:

  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Technology Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Small Business / Entrepreneurship
  • Sports Management

Cal Lutheran encourages students to work in the business world through internships, and the university environment provides an opportunity to experience the world of national and international business. Students benefit from CLU’s research and service-oriented centers including the Economic Research Center and the Center for Leadership and Values.

A degree in business administration allows a graduate to enter a variety of business careers including business ownership, banking, management, marketing, international trade and consulting.

The Cal Lutheran School of Management also offers graduate courses leading to the master of business administration.

The Professors

Your Future

As a graduate of our business administration program, you can target professional careers in corporate or nonprofit management, finance, international business, small business entrepreneurship, information technology management, or marketing; or you may gain admission to law or other graduate and professional schools.

Graduate Schools

  • University of Miami
  • San Diego State University
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Southern California Institute of Law
  • University of Southern California
  • New England School of Law
  • Cal Lutheran


  • Northrop Grumman
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Prudential Financial
  • T-Mobile USA
  • Wells Fargo Financial
  • Xerox
  • J.D. Power and Associates
  • Bank of America

Career Paths

  • Director of Sales
  • Banker
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Business Professor
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Executive Director
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Budget Analyst
of Cal Lutheran students are either enrolled in graduate programs or are employed within nine months of graduation.

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