Career Focus: Business Administration

Business Administration provides students with a strong knowledge base across the fundamental disciplines of business: accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations. Graduates possess a mix of business, technical and communication skills required for management and leadership roles.

Careers in Business Administration

From analyst to development manager, explore the types of careers a degree in Business Administration can offer.

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Degrees in Business Administration

The Eccles School offers an undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. in Business Administration.

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Top 5: Industries

Last year, our business administration graduates found their careers in several industries, including:

  1. Financial Services
  2. Healthcare
  3. Manufacturing
  4. Retail
  5. Technology/Science

Top 5: States

Last year, our business administration graduates found jobs throughout the nation, including:

  1. Arizona
  2. California
  3. Florida
  4. Utah
  5. Washington DC

Last year, Business Administration graduates were placed with 64 companies nationwide.

Brian Truong, Management Training Program, Key Bank

“I decided to study Business Administration due to the prodigious career opportunities and the comfort of job security it has to offer. As a result, the major has allowed me to gain a broader, holistic and fundamental view of the business industry. Having taken courses from various emphases within the David Eccles School of Business, I now have knowledge in accounting, finance, management, marketing and operations. My field of study allowed me to become a well-rounded individual who is flexible and adaptable within the business world.”

Sam Clark, Associate, Silicon Valley Bank

“Having grown up a lifelong Ute fan, making the decision to come to the U to study business was a no brainer. The David Eccles Business School gave me the exposure to various career paths that I needed in order to land the perfect job out of school. After starting my job, it became obvious that the quantitative and strategic skills learned at the University of Utah were important, relevant, and valued as I began to contribute to my team.”