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Saint Martin's University
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Business Administration Program (Major)

What is business administration?

Business administration is a unified business program that integrates the separate functional areas of business. Students in this program learn and practice general management skills, discover the need for ethical decision-making and acquire functional business area expertise.

Why study business administration at Saint Martin's?

At Saint Martin’s we acknowledge the technological innovation, ever-changing global marketplace and challenged eco-systems currently shaping the world. Through practice and active learning, students gain the ability to work cooperatively in diverse teams. They become effective writers and speakers, and they demonstrate sharpened critical thinking skills and professional judgment

Students graduate with a broad perspective on the business world and its place in our culture. Saint Martin's graduates have the ability to work across business functions, adjust quickly to new situations, accept change and ambiguity as a natural part of life, and become enthusiastic lifelong learners.

Additional benefits include:

  • Emphasis on internships
  • Business-specific career and internship fairs held on campus each semester
  • Faculty members are both educators and business professionals
  • Small class sizes and one-on-one mentoring with faculty
  • Extra-curricular activities, competitions and networking opportunities
  • 4+1 dual degree program: qualified students earn bachelor's and MBA in 5 years
  • A rigorous yet supportive educational environment
  • Exposure to all functional areas of business and economics
  • Well-rounded, liberal arts education

For a complete list of program goals, objectives and outcomes, please visit our undergraduate business/accounting outcomes website.

What is required?


  • 15 semester hours of foundation courses
  • 33 semester hours of common professional component courses
  • 9-18 semester hours of requirements for completion of the major


  • 15 semester hours of foundation courses
  • 15 semester hours of professional component courses

Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a complete breakdown of business administration requirements.

All Saint Martin's students must complete the University's general education requirements.

What can I do with this major?

There are diverse opportunities for students majoring in business administration. Careers in this field include:

  • Project management
  • Operations management
  • Customer services
  • Employee and operations supervision
  • Recruiting/Staffing
  • Consulting

For a complete list of professional applications, visit For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center

Research / internship opportunities

  • Proximity to the Washington state capital allows for access to quality internship opportunities
  • H&R Block, Enterprise, local CPA firms
  • Study abroad opportunities tied specifically to business curriculum in countries such as Germany, South Korea and Japan
  • 35-40% of students are offered a job at their internship site

Related fields of study

Accounting (M.) | Economics (m.)