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Business Exploration

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The business field is full of rewarding career opportunities; explore them with this unique program.

Why Explore Business?

The business world is exploding with possibilities, and it’s perfectly OK if you aren’t yet sure which path you’d like to pursue. We designed our Business Exploration program with YOU in mind. We can’t think of a better way to find your focus: experimenting with multiple business disciplines while learning from a faculty with wide-ranging expertise.

The USF Business Exploration Program is about uncovering your strengths, finding your passion, developing new interests and, at the heart of the USF mission, helping you discover your calling.

Major Opportunities Ahead: How the Program Works

In this exploratory program, you’ll take a selection of introductory business courses while you’ll also fulfill many general education requirements. With each new class, you’ll learn a little more about the business world — and more about yourself.

Your professors and advisors will support, encourage and help you prepare for the next step: choosing your major. In the realm of business, your options include:

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Career Outlook & Success


of USF business administration majors from the Class of 2019 were employed or furthering their education within 6 months


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Why USF for Business Exploration?

The University of Saint Francis is well-known and well-connected in our local business community. This strong network opens many doors for our students.

Hands-On Learning

No matter which major you choose, hands-on learning will be an integral part of your USF experience. Our business students learn by doing in many ways, including:

  • In-class case studies and projects
  • Internships and co-ops
  • Community service
  • Research and independent studies
  • International travel

Campus & Community Involvement

Getting involved with campus clubs and organizations is not only fun, but it also can also inspire a new career path. If you’re interested in business, you might want to consider joining these groups:

  • School of Business Student Leadership Advisory Board
  • Luca Pacioli Society (accounting club)
  • Finance and Investment Club
  • Student Activities Council
  • Student Government Association (SGA)

Business at USF: Hear From Our Students and Professors

What You Can Do With a Business-Related Degree?

U.S. News & World Report ranks these among the most in-demand or rewarding business, marketing and sales careers:

  • Operations research analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Financial advisor
  • Accountant
  • Market research analyst
  • Business operations manager
  • Management analyst
  • Cost estimator
  • Financial analyst
  • Loan officer
  • HR specialist
  • Logistician
  • Marketing manager
  • Sales manager

I like the program’s broad focus and wide range of courses. It prepares us for the reality of today’s workplace, where you have to know the various functions of management, marketing, and accounting.

Trey Villagomez ‘19
Business Administration major

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Academic Plan

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