Lead with confidence as a Business Administration major. You’ll build a toolkit of skills to be a versatile contributor to any business environment.

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Utilize the Business Administration Major Guide to find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

You’ll study every aspect of business: accounting, management, marketing, finance, global business issues and social responsibility. Learn to collaborate and work in a team. Get comfortable presenting your ideas to a group. Understand how to think critically and make smart, ethical business decisions.

You’ll have the tremendous advantage of being in Austin, one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities and strongest economies. It’s the ideal place to intern and apply your skills in real-world situations in the industry of your choice. Your professors will leverage their experience — and relationships — to help you build your network.

And St. Edward’s valuable partnerships with Capital Factory, Austin Technology Council and Impact Hub Austin will immerse you in the excitement of startup culture and social entrepreneurship.

After graduation, launch your own startup, or rise through the ranks of a large company to become a CEO. Pursue a career in sales, hospitality, banking or IT management. Live abroad and work for an international company, or apply your skills at a nonprofit. With a degree in Business Administration, you’ll have options – and the skills you need to succeed.

What do our graduates do?

Business Administration majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Co-founder of XELPHAhealth, a patient-centric, clinically focused healthcare engagement hub
  • Director of Innovation at T3, an Austin advertising agency
  • Human resources specialist at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Customer experience data analyst at WP Engine
  • Promotions coordinator at Toyota Music Factory
  • Assistant Consultant at PWC

Students who complete a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration can apply for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) after acquiring at least two years of work experience.

Transforming Healthcare Delivery

Lauren Welch ’17, Business Administration and Management, is working to revolutionize healthcare through Xelpha Health, a business venture that earned her a spot in the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. She and her business partners traveled to Brisbane, Australia, and returned to Austin hyper-focused on building a digital health record.

The Classroom and Beyond

Business Administration majors at St. Edward’s complete internships, take advantage of the Munday School of Business’s partnerships with Austin organizations, and earn valuable certifications that give them an edge.

Experiential Education

In Social Responsibility of Business, you’ll participate in a service activity in the community and write a paper about the experience. You’ll also work in a team to create a new product or service for a company that will meet a social need for an underserved community.

In Organizational Behavior and Leading Teams, students work in teams to analyze an organization, seeing organizational behavior come alive. Students recently worked with Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, a wilderness resort in Michigan, and with Austin businesses and nonprofits.

St. Edward’s has a Bloomberg Terminal on campus, and you can earn a Bloomberg Certification to boost your skill set and marketability. The eight-hour, self-directed course on Bloomberg Market Concepts covers economics, fixed income, equities and currencies; how to use the Terminal; and portfolio management. Including a Bloomberg Certification or @bloomberg.net email address on your resume and LinkedIn profile shows prospective employers you know how to use the Terminal.

Student Organizations

Delta Mu Delta is the national honor society in business administration.

Delta Sigma Pi is the coed business fraternity that is both a professional and social club. In recent semesters members have attended a panel presentation about digital marketing and a talk about real estate investment careers; traveled to a leadership conference in Kansas City; networked at a happy hour with alumni; and made sandwiches for people living on the street.

Develop your startup ideas with the help of a professional mentor and practice pitching them at 3-Day Startup, the iChallenge Pitch Competition and the Business Plan Pitch Competition.