Pete Bensen '84

Business Administration

The Business Administration major prepares students to be flexible, adaptable, and successful by stressing three key components: business sense, critical skills, and personal character. When the three elements are combined with practical experience, students studying Business Administration at SJC become prepared for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in small and medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations.   Photo: Pete Bensen '84, CFO of McDonald's Corporation, speaks with students.

DEPARTMENT

AVAILABLE DEGREES

BS in Business Administration (4 year)

CONCENTRATIONS

Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management

Also available as a minor

Why Business Administration?

  • 1Business is a broad field. As a result, a degree in Business Administration will give you a wide array of career options.
  • 2According to the United States Department of Labor, “Data shows that after a year in the workforce, Business majors earn about 16% more than the average salary for all majors.”  
  • 3According to The Princeton Review, “A major in Business Administration will provide you with goal-focused training,” a necessity in every field of work.

Careers in Business Administration

  • Management Consultant
  • Advertising or Marketing Specialist
  • Buyer
  • Appraiser
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Education Administrator

Alumni Graduate Schools

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Chicago
  • Harvard University
  • DePaul University

Why Study Business Administration at Saint Joseph's College?

Variety

The Department of Business Administration prides itself on its flexibility and ability to meet the needs of students. Business Administration majors can concentrate in:

  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Management

Hands-on Experience

SJC offers Business Administration majors multiple opportunities for hands-on experience. During their junior or senior year, Business Administration students are required to pass through BUS 351: The Crucible, where students' developing business skills are tested by competing in a sophisticated competition with classmates. SJC’s location is also advantageous for Business Administration students. Located only 45 minutes away from Merrillville and Lafayette and 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, internship opportunities are readily available. SJC also hosts networking events in Chicago and Indianapolis regularly, as well as alumni networks around the globe.

Dedication to Excellence

SJC’s Business Administration major is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), an achievement of which only 25% of business IACBE logo mediumdepartments in the US can boast. 

Faculty and Class Size

The Business Administration faculty at SJC consists of business professionals who have graduate degrees in their fields of expertise and extensive practical experience. Business Administration faculty members are fully engaged in their students' academic careers. They often help students research internships opportunities, organize mock interviews with business professionals, and evaluate students’ resumes. Class sizes range between 15 and 25 students.

Alberto Anguiano '14

Alberto Anguiano '14

Majors: Marketing & International Studies

Minor: Spanish

 

"I'm involved in Campus Ministry and help those who are less fortunate. I am getting leadership development in many activities that I have taken part in."

Explore the Core
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  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.

     

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.