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Study business administration at Columbia College

A business administration degree is a great choice for students who want broad skill sets that can be applied to a variety of industries.

In the business administration program at Columbia College, you’ll study business practices and the theories behind them. You’ll explore how businesses operate in today’s cultural, economic and social environment.

Advance your knowledge of finances, marketing and management.

You’ll also study:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Management
  • Marketing

Degree(s)

  • Associate in Science in Business Administration

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • AE - Guantanamo Bay
    • AL - Redstone Arsenal
    • CA - Lemoore
    • CA - Los Alamitos
    • CA - San Diego
    • CO - Denver
    • FL - Jacksonville
    • FL - Orlando
    • GA - Fort Stewart
    • GA - Hunter Army Airfield
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Fort Leonard Wood
    • MO - Jefferson City
    • MO - Kansas City
    • MO - Lake of the Ozarks
    • MO - Rolla
    • MO - Springfield
    • MO - St. Louis
    • TX - Fort Worth
    • UT - Salt Lake
    • WA - NS Everett - Marysville
    • WA - Whidbey Island
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • AE - Guantanamo Bay
    • AL - Redstone Arsenal
    • CA - Imperial
    • CA - Lemoore
    • CA - Los Alamitos
    • CA - San Diego
    • CA - San Luis Obispo
    • CO - Denver
    • FL - Jacksonville
    • FL - NAS Jacksonville
    • FL - Orlando
    • GA - Fort Stewart
    • GA - Hunter Army Airfield
    • IL - Crystal Lake
    • IL - Elgin
    • IL - Freeport
    • IL - Lake County/Great Lakes
    • MO - Columbia Day Campus
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Fort Leonard Wood
    • MO - Jefferson City
    • MO - Kansas City
    • MO - Lake of the Ozarks
    • MO - Rolla
    • MO - Springfield
    • MO - St. Louis
    • TX - Fort Worth
    • TX - Mesquite
    • UT - Salt Lake
    • WA - NS Everett - Marysville
    • WA - Whidbey Island
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • AE - Guantanamo Bay
    • AL - Redstone Arsenal
    • CA - Lemoore
    • CA - Los Alamitos
    • CA - San Diego
    • CA - San Luis Obispo
    • CO - Denver
    • FL - Jacksonville
    • FL - NAS Jacksonville
    • FL - Orlando
    • GA - Fort Stewart
    • GA - Hunter Army Airfield
    • IL - Crystal Lake
    • IL - Elgin
    • IL - Freeport
    • IL - Lake County/Great Lakes
    • MO - Columbia Day Campus
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Fort Leonard Wood
    • MO - Jefferson City
    • MO - Kansas City
    • MO - Lake of the Ozarks
    • MO - Rolla
    • MO - Springfield
    • MO - St. Louis
    • TX - Fort Worth
    • TX - Mesquite
    • UT - Salt Lake
    • WA - NS Everett - Marysville
    • WA - Whidbey Island
  • Master of Business Administration

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • AL - Redstone Arsenal
    • CA - Lemoore
    • CO - Denver
    • FL - Orlando
    • GA - NSB Kings Bay
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Kansas City
    • MO - Rolla
    • MO - Springfield
    • TX - Fort Worth
    • WA - NS Everett - Marysville

Prepare for a business career

The business administration program provides a solid foundation for a variety of business careers.

The corporate world increasingly rewards the generalist skills you’ll gain from a degree grounded in liberal arts. Enter the workforce equipped with the ability to communicate effectively, solve problems efficiently and think critically. Graduates are prepared for a variety of administrative and support roles.

7%

Employment growth

591k

New jobs

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018-19 Edition, BLS.gov/OOH

Some possible paths include:

  • General management
  • Business consulting
  • Business operations
  • Business event planning
  • Business development
  • Marketing

Pride point

ACBSP Member logo.

The Robert W. Plaster School of Business is an educational member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. As part of the ACBSP’s global network, the school enjoys exclusive access to training, awards programs and more.


Small classes

Columbia College students benefit from small, personalized classes. Our professors and instructors are leaders in their respective industries and communities.


Facilities

Interior of business building.

Built in 2019, New Hall houses the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. The first floor includes six classrooms with the latest educational technology and mobile furniture to allow for flexible seating. The first floor also includes event space, study areas and faculty offices. The top three floors house 150 students in suite-style rooms.

New Hall also has an outdoor terrace extending from the entrance of the building to the border of R. Marvin Owens field.

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Alumni: Where are they now?

Our graduates work in a variety of industries.


"“Amazon specifically, during my interview, was so appreciative that I had a degree from Columbia College. They definitely understood that I was bringing something to the table that they could work with, and that I was a productive candidate for them.”
— Madeline Brown ’19, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration & International Business
Amazon Area Manager


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