Bachelor of Science
Don’t just learn about business. Learn how to do business.
Our ACBSP-accredited Business Administration program covers the nuts and bolts of a business career and the skills required of successful managers: effective writing, strong presentation, critical thinking, and ethical leadership.
Build up your core business knowledge
Your courses will combine a solid background in the liberal arts and sciences with an in-depth study of business-related disciplines. Before choosing an emphasis, you will complete a core managerial program that covers a range of business topics, such as accounting, finance, and marketing.
Choose your emphasis
After completing the core program, you will specialize in one of nine emphases. Focusing on your area of interest adds depth to your knowledge — and value to your degree. Emphasis options include:
- Business Economics
- Global Business
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Your ideal plan
Complete your degree on a track path that fits your timeline. Graduate in as little as 3 years or do the traditional 4 year plan — the path is yours to take.
Get firsthand experience
You’ll gain practical knowledge as part of your coursework through hands-on projects such as creating business plans, conducting market research, and implementing advertising campaigns. Expand your education by taking advantage of many extracurricular opportunities such as the New Venture Competition and the Entrepreneurship Club to network with other students who share your interests. Take your education across seas with a variety of short-term travel programs to learn about business in other parts of the world, including Europe and Asia.
Save time and money earning your MBA
Add further value to your degree by choosing the 4+1 Option, which gives you a head start on earning an MBA. With 4+1, you’ll be able to take graduate-level courses as part of your undergrad curriculum. After graduation, you’ll only need one additional year to complete your MBA at Cal Lutheran — saving you both time and money.
Steven Dorfman Scholarship
Awarded to first-year applicants for admission, the Steven Dorfman Scholarship covers 75% to 100% of tuition, and is awarded to selected students through our Honors Day program. Learn more
Some of the most influential classes I took in the Business Administration program were Event Planning and Management and Executive Roundtable. In the event planning course, we had to plan, design, and host live events in teams for our class. The Executive Roundtable course granted me the opportunity to network and learn directly from executive leaders in our community. These classes gave me hands-on experience and knowledge that I am able to use in my post-graduation career plans.Shannon Martin '20
My internships helped to realize that finance, not accounting, was the right option for my own personal interests and talents. I recommend that you do two or more internships in varying areas of your major early on in your college career. As they did for me, internships can help you better understand if your choice of major is the best fit for your own future career.Anessa Buff '16
As a graduate of our business administration program, you can target professional careers in corporate or nonprofit management, finance, international business, small business entrepreneurship, or marketing; or you may gain admission to law or other graduate and professional schools.
Our alumni study at:
- California Lutheran University
- California Western School of Law
- San Diego State University
- Seattle University School of Law
- Pepperdine University
- University of California, Riverside
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of Miami
- Copenhagen Business School
- New England School of Law
- University of Southern California
Our alumni work for:
- ABC Television Group
- Anthem Inc.
- Bank of America
- Ernst & Young
- J.D. Power and Associates
- Los Angeles Rams
- Northrop Grumman
- PennyMac Loan Services, LLC
- Sage Publications
- The Cheesecake Factory
- The Walt Disney Company
- Associate Account Executive
- Audit Staff
- Budget Analyst
- Director of Brand Development
- Director of Sales
- Director of Technical Recruiting
- Entertainment Coordinator
- Financial Advisor
- Financial Analyst
- Logistics Administrator
- Marketing Coordinator
- Project Coordinator
- Research Analyst
of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months
Take every risk and chance you can and do everything with confidence. And use Career Services as much as possible, my resume and salary are all results of their expertise and hard work.
Matthew Maxcy '18
Associate Information Systems, Amgen
Dean, School of Management
Director, Online Education, Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Director and Associate Professor, Business Administration
Professor, Business Administration
Senior Lecturer, Business Administration
Senior Lecturer, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship
Director and Professor, Masters in Information Technology (MSIT)