Business Administration

Meet Zora Brewster – business administration major, volunteer extraordinaire and president of the Black Student Union. She’s been interested in business since before high school, and she sees it through a broad lens. For Brewster, nonprofit organizations – another key interest of hers – are just businesses of a different kind. 

“My mother directs a nonprofit and my father has always worked in business,” she explains, “so it’s natural that I’m interested in both fields. I’m still not sure what direction I want my career to go, so I’m getting a lot of classes and co-curricular experiences under my belt to see what suits me best.” 

Two of her favorite classes in this major include Business Law and Management & Organizational Behavior. 

“Business Law is one of the most informative and interesting courses you can take,” she says. “And the management course really helps you understand so much about how businesses work. Our course was team-based, and my team had to conduct an analysis that compared Tesla to Nissan. We looked at their respective organizational and management styles and assessed how those hindered or promoted success.” 

To complement her classroom lessons, Brewster has been racking up internship experience. Last summer, she worked at BMW within that company’s Cooperative Education Program, which enabled her to interact with senior executives, among other advantages. She also spent a year as an office intern with the Sustainability Institute, and just finished a semester-long internship with Metanoia – a loal community-building nonprofit. 

“Business administration at the College is an amazing program,” she says. “All the professors I’ve had are so supportive. The School of Business in general really invests in its students, and everyone here is genuinely committed to your success. There are great connections to be made, you just have to avail yourself and work hard in class. In the end, you get such great grounding here for a successful future.


Contact Information

Henry Xie
department chair
Department of Management and Marketing

Our graduates are in demand because they successfully combine knowledge from a liberal arts and sciences curriculum with expertise gleaned from in-depth coursework in accounting, economics, finance, statistics, math and management and marketing.

They’re taught in world-class facilities by experienced faculty with diverse, real-world and academic backgrounds, and benefit from myriad opportunities for hands-on internships and field research.

❱❱ You can also add a concentration from one of the following areas:

    • entrepreneurship
    • finance
    • global logistics and transportation
    • hospitality and tourism management
    • leadership for sustainability
    • or real estate.