Bachelor of Science
Don't just learn about business. Learn how to do business.
Business Administration covers the "nuts and bolts" of a business career and the skills required of successful executives: 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 a concentration, you will complete a core managerial program that covers:
- Business Law
- Organizational Behavior
- Information Systems
- Business Communication
- Strategic Management
Choose your concentration
After completing the core program, you will choose to specialize in one of nine concentrations. Focusing on your area of interest adds depth to your knowledge — and value to your degree.
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. Two-thirds of business administration majors also take on an internship, working at organizations like Disney and the Los Angeles Lakers. This gives you a chance to sharpen your skills in an active workplace — and maybe even secure a job before you graduate!
Build your professional network
Your professors’ real-world business experience will be an invaluable resource during your studies. You’ll also learn directly from company executives through special courses and speaker series. Take advantage of many extracurricular opportunities such as the New Venture Competition and the Entrepreneurship Club to network with other students who share your interests. Or travel with a variety of short-term 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.
Offered as a major (BS) and a minor
- Business Economics
- Information Technology Management
- International Business
- Organizational Leadership
- Small Business / Entrepreneurship
- Sports Management
Popular Minor Pairings
- Asian Studies
- Computer Information Systems
- Environmental Studies
- Theology and Christian Leadership
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
I have definitely found a lot of value in my Small Business/Entrepreneurship emphasis. I am currently working with one of my Entrepreneurship professors on an independent project, but I have also found this field of study to be useful in other aspects of my life. My knowledge of business and entrepreneurial thinking has complemented my music and ministry endeavors.Jimmy Sweeden '15
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.
Our alumni study at:
- 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
- California Lutheran University
They work for:
- ABC Television Group
- Anthem Inc.
- Bank of America
- Ernst & Young
- Guess Inc.
- J.D. Power and Associates
- Move, Inc.
- Northrop Grumman
- PennyMac Loan Services, LLC
- PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
- Sage Publications
- UBS Financial Services
- Associate Account Executive
- Audit Staff
- Budget Analyst
- Director of Sales
- Director of Technical Recruiting
- 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
Dean, School of Management
Professor of Business Administration
Assistant Professor of Business
Assistant Professor and Director, Master of Science in Information Technology
Professor, Information Technology Management