Business Administration (BS)

A wealth of career opportunities.

Why Study Business Administration?

Human resources. Finance and accounting. Operations and logistics. Sales and marketing. Companies of all sizes — and in nearly every industry — rely on professionals in these business domains and more. This range in career options is just one of the many answers to the “why study business?” question.

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Career Outlook & Success


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Why USF for Your Bachelor of Business Administration?

A bachelor of business administration is all about versatility. It’s an ideal degree if you’re looking for enduring business competence, transferable across positions and industries.

We designed our program to give you a foundation in multiple facets of the field including accounting, finance, management, entrepreneurship and marketing. A degree in business administration gives you enduring business competence, transferable across positions and industries.

Our focus on project-based learning gives you a chance to work side-by-side with local companies and organizations on real-world business challenges. Rooted in Franciscan values, your USF experience will develop you into an ethical business professional and leader ready to make a positive impact in your organization and community.

Hands-On Learning

Internships & Networking

As a USF business administration major, you will gain professional experience and make connections through internships, available at a range of companies and industries.

The Busse speaker series brings business and community leaders from northeastern Indiana to campus, where you can hear the stories behind their success, receive career advice and establish connections. Past speakers have included:

  • Tom Ash, CEO of Ash Brokerage
  • Keith Busse, founder of Steel Dynamics
  • Tom Carmazzi, CEO of Tuthill Company
  • David Nicole and Tiffani Arnold, United Way of Allen County

EPIC Program

Starting fall 2024, current and incoming students may apply for the newly designed EPIC program.

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Faculty & Facilities

Inside the historic Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Fort Wayne, you will find the University of Saint Francis Business Center. This stunning facility features the latest technology and learning tools in a professional, welcoming atmosphere:

  • Financial Lab, with real-time market data
  • Collaborative learning spaces
  • Computer workstations
  • The Cougar Cafe

Our faculty members are experts in their field of study and experienced business leaders.

Campus and Community Involvement

USF offers plenty of opportunities for you to cultivate leadership and business skills through student clubs, campus ministries, service-learning and other activities. A few organizations that might appeal to someone on the path to a bachelor of business administration include:

  • Finance and Investment Society
  • Accounting Club

[My professors] encouraged me to pursue different internships — I did three in my last two and a half years. That experience helped me understand the accounting world and discover what I want to do long term. Their encouragement and support meant everything.

Paige Rockett ’19
Tax Accountant at Franklin Electric

What You Can Do With a Bachelor of Business Administration?

The advantage of majoring in business administration is the breadth of career options you’ll find. Among the positions, you might pursue:

  • Account manager
  • Administrative services representative
  • Business analyst
  • Project manager
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Team leader

With a degree in business administration, salary increases and advancement opportunities can also come your way as you gain experience.

Where You’ll Find Our Graduates

USF business administration graduates start and grow their careers in a range of industries from finance and healthcare to manufacturing and information technology. It’s common for our students to receive job offers even before they graduate. Places you will find them include:

  • Aerotek
  • Capital Industries
  • Do It Best Corp
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Liberty National Life Insurance Company
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Menards
  • Novae Corporation
  • Parkview Health
  • Southern Land Company
  • Tippmann Sports
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • Verizon Wireless

Grad School and Other Opportunities

After earning their bachelor of business administration and gaining experience in the field, many USF graduates choose to earn an advanced degree, often in a specialized area of the industry, such as marketing, finance or leadership. Our students have gone on to attend programs at:

  • American Public University System
  • University of Northwestern Ohio

… and right here at USF. We offer several graduate-level programs, such as an MBA in business administration, master of healthcare administration and master of organizational leadership.

So many classes focus on USF’s values that helped mold me into the person I am today. I see value differently. I know who I am and what I want out of life. I want to keep finding ways to be a better person and help others — in business and in life.

Trey Villagomez ’19
content specialist at Franklin Electric (hired during his internship)

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