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Business Administration

Department of Business Administration
College of Professional Studies
Decker Hall 218-755-2907

Mr. Douglas Leif (Chair;, Mr. Martin Breaker, Mr. Thomas Fauchald, Mr. Richard Gendreau, Mr. Roderick Henry, Mr. Robert Kyryluk, Ms. Carol Nielsen, Mr. Sanjeev Phukan, Dr. William Scheela, Mr. Dave Smith, Dr. Kenneth Weeks, Dr. Kari Wood

Areas of Study

The Business Administration program offers study in finance, management, marketing, small business, computer information systems, and general business. Neither narrow nor vocational in its approach, the course work includes logical thinking, communication skills, creative problem solving/decision making, and theoretical, technical, and professional skills.

Business policies and practices both reflect and help form the ethical, global/international, and moral foundations of a society; business both draws upon and contributes to knowledge and understanding of the world. In recognition of this, the Department of Business Administration educates its students to be discerning, responsible citizens of both the business community and our democratic society.

The theoretical aspects of business are grounded in social sciences such as economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. The Business Administration curriculum is therefore broadly conceived. It prepares students for entry into the business world or for graduate study, and offers them a liberal education that will contribute to their intellectual, personal, and ethical growth.


See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.

Recommended High School Courses
Business Administration

Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.

Career Directions

Business Administration
Account Representative
Advertising Executive
Bank Examiner
Bank Officer
Financial Analyst
Financial Information Specialist
Financial Manager
Financial Planner
Human Resource Manager
Loan Analyst
Management Consultant
Marketing Executive
Office Manager
Operations Manager
Sales Executive
Small Business Management
Also: Graduate Study
Computer Information Systems
Applications Development
Applications Support
Computer Operations Manager
Database Administration
E-Commerce Development
E-Commerce Support
Information Center Specialist
I.T. Consultant
Knowledge Engineer
Network Specialist
Product Support
Project Leader
Software Engineer
Systems Analyst
Telecommunications Specialist
Web Site Development/Analyst
Also: Graduate Study

Credit Requirement

Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.

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