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.

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Business administration 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
  • Extra-curricular activities, competitions and networking opportunities

Hear it from a Saint

“I ended up thriving at Saint Martin’s. It was due to the environment and there was a lot of opportunity for leadership. With a group of students, we started the Black Student Union, and then I got into ASSMU (Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University), eventually became student body president my junior year and was re-elected senior year. A lot of students were really active to make our experience great, and when I came down to Los Angeles, I still had that same spirit and energy of being proactive—to make it what I wanted it to be. There was a lot of ora et labora (prayer and work) in Los Angeles.”
Ahmadou Seck ‘11
Business administration alumni
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4+1 dual degree program

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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.

Learn more about our business 4+1 program »

Business careers

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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


Saint Martin's University business students participate in a summer internship at an office in California

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 at Saint Martin's

Business at Saint Martin's University

Who to Contact

Heather Grob

Heather Grob, Ph.D.

Chair, Business and Economics
Associate Professor, Business and Economics,

Business administration program requirements


  • University core requirements
  • 21-22 semester hours of foundation courses
  • 27 semester hours of common professional component courses
  • Nine-18 semester hours of concentration courses


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

2020-2021 academic catalog

Popular business administration courses

  • Business in society: Ethics and responsibility
  • Career management
  • Consumer behavior
  • Fundamentals of entrepreneurship
  • Integrated marketing communications
  • Project management

Saint stories

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Leveling up

"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 Business administration Class of 2017

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