Business Administration Major

Stand out in the business world.

As a business administration major, you will discover how businesses operate. You'll understand more about accounting, economics, finance, statistics, math, management and marketing. Develop your leadership skills so that you can succeed in an ever-changing world. A major in business administration prepares you to plan, manage and oversee the activities of organizations.

Why study business administration at the College of Charleston? 

You will study in world-class facilities with caring, experienced and diverse faculty. Add a concentration in entrepreneurship, finance, global logistics and transportation, hospitality and tourism management, leadership for sustainability or real estate. Connect with business leaders through hands-on internships and field research that will enrich your experience and build your résumé

What will I learn? 

You will develop a core set of skills and a strong portfolio of experience. Throughout your major, you will gain a foundation in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing. Choose a concentration and take advantage of in-depth coursework to build your skills. 

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Program Highlights

Enrich your coursework with internships, case studies and group projects. Get the full experience by joining business clubs and specialty programs, advancing into leadership roles and taking advantage of all the opportunities that come your way.
  • Hands-on Learning

    Participate in the Honors Program in Business and the Schottland Scholars Program to build practical business knowledge and enhance your education. Take hold of these opportunities and graduate with the confidence and expertise to excel in the dynamic business landscape.

    Internship Opportunities

    Former students have had the opportunity to intern with JAS Worldwide, South Carolina Ports Authority and Advanced Technology International. Through partnerships with local businesses and organizations, students gain hands-on training in various areas such as marketing, finance and management.

    Study Abroad

    Participate in faculty-led or exchange programs to explore international markets and gain cross-cultural business insights. Our students have traveled to Greece, Iceland and Spain to study global logistics, supply chain management and marketing.

  • Location

    Located in a thriving business hub, you'll have access to a diverse range of industries, including finance, hospitality and technology. The city provides valuable networking connections, internships and experiential learning opportunities that enhance career prospects.

  • Faculty Expertise

    You'll be taught by experienced faculty with diverse industry and academic backgrounds. You will benefit from diverse hands-on learning experiences, internships and field research under their mentorship. Our faculty members provide valuable guidance to students, nurturing their skills and understanding of real-world business challenges.

Careers & Outcomes

You'll be well-positioned for successful careers in various industries. Equipped with a strong foundation in business principles, graduates excel in roles such as an analyst, project manager and sales account manager. In addition, our alumni have worked with renowned companies.

  • Amazon
  • ABC/Disney
  • Coca-Cola
  • Google
  • Patagonia

Students have achieved remarkable career outcomes, securing rewarding positions.

About the Minor

If you want general knowledge of business concepts, the business administration minor is for you. No matter what you end up doing in your career, understanding the foundations of business is an advantage. 

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