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Business Administration

Ready to learn how to become an effective and ethical leader in the corporate world? A business administration degree may be the best option for you.

Why Saint Martin's University?

Our Bachelor of Arts in business administration prepares students with personalized attention through small class sizes, quality internship and networking opportunities, and one-on-one mentoring with faculty members who are both educators and experienced business professionals. Additionally, our 4+1 dual degree program helps qualified students earn both a bachelor's and MBA degree in five years.

Program highlights

  • Small class sizes and one-on-one mentoring with faculty
  • 4+1 dual degree program: qualified students earn bachelor's and MBA in 5 years
  • Faculty members are both educators and business professionals
  • Emphasis on real world, hands-on internships
  • Business-specific career and internship fairs held on campus each semester
  • Extracurricular activities, competitions and networking opportunities

Our Concentrations are:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing


Proximity to the Washington state capital allows for access to quality internship opportunities. 35-40% of students are offered a job at their internship site. Business administration majors have the opportunity to intern with a variety of local businesses and organizations including:

  • H&R Block
  • Enterprise
  • Local CPA firms

Learn more about business internships

Business Administration Requirements

Details on courses, including university core requirements, can be found in the academic catalog

  • 12 credit hours of foundation courses
  • 12 credit hours of professional component courses

Business Administration at a Glance

Bachelor of Arts
Program Type
4+1 Accelerated
Main (Lacey)
Saint Martin's-JBLM
Type of Instruction
In Person
School of Business
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4+1 degree program

Qualified students earn bachelor's and MBA in 5 years. Saint Martin's University School of Business offers an academic program specifically for business administration and accounting students who want to continue their education and complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Academic excellence

Business at Saint Martin’s University

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Business College of Distinction

Saint Martin's was named a Business College of Distinction for 2024-25.

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ACBSP accreditation

Saint Martin's University's School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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AACSB Membership

Saint Martin's is also a member of the AACSB Business Education Alliance.

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Transformative Outcomes

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"Think about the industry you want to be in, care about it, research it, understand it. Be passionate about what you want to do. Don’t be afraid."
Gibran Zaman '17
Business Administration
Class of 2017
Living Our Benedictine Values
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To appreciate the dignity of work in God’s creation. "They live by the labor of their hands.” — Rule of Benedict 48
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Gibran Zaman '17
Business Administration
Class of 2017
Ora et labora in Hollywood
"It was a great experience. I ended up thriving at Saint Martin’s. It was due to the environment, and there was a lot of opportunity for leadership."
Ahmadou Seck '11
Business Administration
Class of 2011
Living Our Benedictine Values
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To become who we are by our relationships with others. “Let all things be common to all.” — Rule of Benedict 33
Ora et labora in Hollywood
Ahmadou Seck '11
Business Administration
Class of 2011

Career paths

  • Project management
  • Operations management
  • Customer services
  • Employee and operations supervision
  • Recruiting/staffing
  • Consulting
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The School of Business is committed to developing leaders for tomorrow’s business world. Our undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs provide students with the necessary skills to succeed in today's fast-changing world.

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