Business Administration: BS, BA
The Business Administration major enables students to acquire a foundation of key concepts and skills that are applicable to organizations in both the private and public sectors, coupled with the technical skills needed to support particular career paths. This degree is designed for students wishing to enter the business world and pursue a wider variety of careers. Through the hands-on teaching provided at the Huntsman School of Business, you will gain strong analytical, interpersonal communication, and problem-solving skills.
- Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
- BS - Logan , Beaver, Bicknell, Blanding (USU Eastern), Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cortez, Delta, Ephraim, Grantsville, Ignacio, Junction, Kanab, Moab, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Monument Valley, Nephi, Panguitch, Park City, Price (USU Eastern), Richfield, Roosevelt (Uintah Basin), Salt Lake, Tooele, Tremonton, Vernal (Uintah Basin), Wendover
- BA - Logan , Beaver, Bicknell, Blanding (USU Eastern), Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cortez, Delta, Ephraim, Grantsville, Ignacio, Junction, Kanab, Moab, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Monument Valley, Nephi, Panguitch, Park City, Price (USU Eastern), Richfield, Roosevelt (Uintah Basin), Salt Lake, Tooele, Tremonton, Vernal (Uintah Basin), Wendover
With a degree in business administration, students can pursue the following careers:
- Compensation Manager
- Business Manager
- Business Services Coordinator
- Account Executive
- Outside Sales Representative
- Department Administrator
- Social Media Manager
- Sales Executive
- Sales Representative
- Retail Manager
- Commercial Loan Officer
- Operations Associate
- Benefits Administrator
- Business Analyst
- Marketing Event Coordinator
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In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, this program has additional requirements:
- Freshmen: Incoming freshmen may be admitted directly if they meet one or more of the following four requirements: being in the top 10% of their high school graduating class, graduating with a minimum 3.7 high school GPA, scoring a minimum 28 on the ACT exam/1310 on the SAT exam, and/or having a minimum 3.5 high school GPA combined with a minimum 24 ACT score/1160 SAT score.
- Transfer Students: Transfer students from other institutions or students transferring from other USU majors may be admitted after they have earned 24 or more post-high school credits with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
- Students not meeting the above conditions can still to apply. Admission is competitive based on available space. Students must fill out an application (available online), have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0, and must have completed certain prerequisite courses.
International students have additional admissions requirements.
Although a study abroad experience is not required, it is strongly recommend because it helps students become more competitive in a global market. The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has its own study abroad program to help students get ahead globally.
Professional Organizations, Honor Societies, and Clubs
Healthcare Administration Club (HAC): The Healthcare Administration Club provides students with meaningful experiences which will allow them to excel in the healthcare industry. HAC students are able to hear from key note speakers, visit healthcare facilities and prepare for quality masters programs. HAC students are the future of healthcare.
Shingo Institute Student Chapter: The Huntsman Shingo Institute Student Chapter provides students with experience and skills needed to get career placement before or upon graduation.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): The Utah State University (USU) chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) helps students explore the HR profession and navigate their way to a successful career through networking, professional development, internship advice, and graduate school preparation.
USU Pre-Law Society: The Utah State University Pre-Law Society promotes an increased awareness in law by hosting conferences, lectures, and panels throughout the year. Students with an interest in law school can be prepared on how to apply for schools and succeed in their field.
Women in Business Association (WIBA): As a new organization on theUtah State University Campus, Women in Business Association represent women making a difference in business. This club is focused toward making essential networking contacts, recruiting and mentoring future women in business, and learning vital skills forthe business world.
Career Exploration Trips: Not sure what your dream job is? No worries; our career trips will get you out in the field so you can talk with our professional partners and explore different industries.
Global Learning Experiences: Global Learning Experiences can help you develop a global mindset and prepare for business that extends beyond borders.
Huntsman Scholar Program (Honors Program): An honors program built for students seeking academic rigor, enhanced critical thinking, and a professionally mentored approach to their Huntsman experience.
Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED): This is as real as it gets! SEED is an international consulting internship where students teach basic business and finance principles to local entrepreneurs in the Philippines and Peru.
Labs, Centers, Research
With the second oldest undergraduate research program in the nation, USU offers students a wide range of opportunities to gain hands-on research experience. USU’s Honors Program prepares students for excellent graduate programs by helping them build relationships with professors, participate in research projects, take smaller, more intensive classes, and develop leadership skills.