Department of Business Management
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree focuses on core business functions and offers the following concentrations. All students study finance, marketing, operations, human resources and information systems. The curriculum emphasizes the application of information technology, teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking for decision making. Graduates from the College of Management have the knowledge and tools to launch new business ideas and succeed in management positions.
What can I do with a degree in Business Administration? The sky is the limit! Students that graduate with a degree in business administration are prepared for a variety of careers in business or industry, including banking, finance, manufacturing, product development, human resources, IT management and business analysis.
About the Curriculum Business Administration undergraduates choose a concentration in:
Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resource Management Information Systems/Information Technology Marketing Operations/Supply Chain Management
You are strongly encouraged to gain career-related experience prior to graduation in the form of an internship, summer job, or co-op. Though course credit is not available for this experience through the College of Management, you may or may not expect compensation from the employer.
Co-op is a program of alternating semesters of work and school. Paid work terms of increasing responsibility enable students to graduate with the minimum equivalent of one year of relevant work experience. Full-time enrollment during the semester prior to the first work term is required. You can begin co-op after completion of at least two semesters (30 credit hours) at NC State (one semester for transfers and graduate students). An NC State transcript must show grades and admission to a degree program. A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 (3.00 for graduate students) is required. The Co-op Office web site lists the Orientation Schedule, which is the first step to program participation.
Internships are typically full-time during the summer or (for some) part-time during the semester. You can start interning or seeking summer jobs related to your field, whenever you are ready. The University Career Center provides services to help you get started.
Participate in ePack, the Career Center's on-line system that connects employees with students through internship postings, on-campus interviews, information sessions, and resume searches. You may activate your ePack account at any time.
Internship ExampleSample Marketing Internship: Intern responsibilities include identifying targeted groups in the market for products, preparing advertising literature, preparing and conducting cooperative agreements for internet advertising, conducting targeted direct mail campaign to selected groups of customers, and evaluating the various marketing approaches in terms of return on advertising dollars. Intern will gain insight into sports marketing field and will have an assigned mentor.
The following lists provide a brief sampling of the kind of jobs and work environments you might find with a degree in this major. These titles and work settings are by no means an exhaustive listing. Because the world of work is always changing, over time job titles and work settings can change. The below listing is provided in hopes of giving you initial insight into a particular career field that would employ the skills and knowledge gained through this major.
Baccalaureate - $ 43,879
The salary listed above is an average starting salary based on skills and experiences gained at the Bachelors level. Keep in mind that salary level typically increases with additional experience and/or educational degrees.
Furthermore, you may have the opportunity to mold an entry-level position into your dream job and subsequently increase your salary as you learn more, add responsibilities and gain experience.
These resources include organizations, clubs, and conferences not affiliated with NC State and can be an important part of your career pursuit.
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