Business Administration at Saint Martin's University is a dynamic business program that emphasizes real-world application and 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 while working closely with faculty members.

Program highlights

  • 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

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  • 4+1 dual degree program

    Qualified students earn bachelor's and MBA in 5 years

    In Fall 2012 Saint Martin's University School of Business created 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.

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  • Research, internships, and study abroad
    • 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
  • Career paths

    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 "What Can I Do With This Major?". For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center



  • 21-22 semester hours of foundation courses
  • 27 semester hours of common professional component courses
  • 9-18 semester hours of concentration courses

Undergraduate catalog

  • Foundation courses (21-22 semester hours)
    MTH 161 Mathematical Methods for Business and Social Sciences or MTH 171
    MTH 201 Introduction to Statistics
    ECN 201 Principles of Microeconomics
    ECN 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 
    ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I
    ACC 202 Principles of Accounting II
    BA 225 Business Law


  • Common professional component (27 semester hours)
    BA 300 Principles of Finance
    BA 302 Applied Quantitative Business Techniques
    BA 305 Business Communications
    BA 320 Operations Management
    BA 330 Marketing
    BA 335 Organizational Management
    BA 350 Business and Society: Ethics and Responsibility
    BA 420 International Business and Global Economics
    BA 499 Business Strategy


  • Concentration courses (9-18 semester hours)

    Must select one with a maximum of two concentrations permitted:

    Accounting ACC 301: Intermediate Accounting
    ACC 302: Intermediate Accounting
    ACC 353: Managerial Cost Accounting
    Economics BA311: Money, Banking and Financial Institutions
    ECN 325: The Evolution of Economic Thought
    ECN 371: Econometrics
    ECN 375: Cost-Benefit Analysis
    ECN 395: Special Topics in Economics
    ECN 410: Public Finance
    Finance BA311: Money, Banking and Financial Institutions
    BA 315: Investment Analysis
    BA 395: Special Topics in Finance
    ECN 410: Public Finance
    BA 435: Corporate Finance
    Management BA 302: Applied Quantitative Management Techniques
    BA 303: Labor/Management Relations
    BA 340: Human Relations in Management
    Marketing BA 344: Integrated Marketing Communications
    BA 355: Management of the Sales Force
    BA 395/495: Special Topics in Marketing
    BA 431: Market Research and Consumer Behavior



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