Faculty Spotlight

Joan Berry Kalamas, SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), joined the Ashland University faculty as a professional instructor in business management. She spent 25 years...Read more

Welcome to Business Administration

As a Business Administration major, you’ll learn how to run many different interrelated aspects of a company—finance, employee relations, marketing, data management and more—making sure they run together as smoothly as possible. 

Are you a creative problem solver? A Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Ashland University might be for you.

Today's global economy is complex and volatile, and people in business need to be able to think on their feet and find creative solutions to unexpected problems. Perhaps the price of a resource you need for your business suddenly spikes. Perhaps your business grows at an unexpected rate, and you need to find new employees with specialized skills quickly. Perhaps a political crisis in a country where you do business causes serious problems for your bottom line. The kind of creative decision making that you'll need to handle these crises is what you'll learn as a Business Administration major.

You'll learn how the different areas of a business function together, and how to make all these areas run together as smoothly as possible, even when unexpected problems come out of nowhere.

Professors With Firsthand experience

In addition to our dedicated, diverse and responsive faculty, who bring loads of business experience and not just academic degrees, you’ll have access to outside speakers and experts. They’ll give you inside information on what’s really going on in today’s business world.

Interesting Classes You May Take

  • Business Law - A presentation of the many responsibilities which the law imposes upon institutional management and ownership.
  • Principles of Marketing - This course outlines the essential concepts, principles and terminology required to understand basic marketing. Material will deal with the areas of promotion, distribution, product development, the general marketing environment and information sources for marketing decisions.
  • Financial Management - capital in a business setting. Specific topics include risk and return analysis, financial planning, decisions involving assets and equities and the financial structure of the firm.