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Business Administration (Major/Minor)

Our business administration major provides the flexibility to craft a program plan that aligns with your career goals. This major offers a broader overview of business topics than our specialized business programs and is ideal for future entrepreneurs, family business owners, or double-majors who desire an understanding of business fundamentals to meet their career goals. In this general business program, you’ll explore topics in accounting, finance, management, and marketing.

  • Colleges of Distinction Business BadgeOur program ensures that you understand the day-to-day needs of operating a business, finding ways to efficiently and effectively allocate resources to achieve goals and maximize opportunities. An understanding of how businesses operate and the complexity of decision-making will build your business acumen and provide you with the skills necessary to step in to a multitude of business roles.

    Expert faculty will strive to develop in you skills in critical thinking, negotiating, analyzing, ethical decision making, and professional communicating. Combining Christian ethics with business savvy, you’ll learn how to excel in the business world without compromising your faith or morals.

    Whether you choose to join a large corporation, manage a small business or nonprofit organization, apply business principles to better meet the needs of your organization, or operate your own business, you’ll graduate with  sense of purpose - prepared for success.

    Meet Your Career Goals

     At 120 credits, our business administration major is easily pairable with other majors at WLC, allowing you the flexibility to craft a college experience that meets your career goals, while ensuring that you still graduate in four years.

    Whether you decide to major only in business administration, or pair your major with other program offerings, you’ll graduate from our School of Business with knowledge that extends far beyond textbooks, developing the skill-sets most desired in today’s competitive business environment.


    Learn from business leaders who have a combined 125 years of real-world experience from some of the area's most recognizable names and the most prestigious companies on the Fortune 500 list. This experience allows for an incredible in-depth interaction, critical discussions, and timely analysis of business trends, organizations, and industries, both in the classroom and one-on-one. More importantly, our business faculty are Christian leaders who have learned how to excel in the business world without compromising their faith or morals.

    Our faculty know what they're talking about because they've lived it. They are not simply teaching you from a textbook. The stories and insight about how to succeed in business come from an average of 20 years of real-life experience. You get to inherit those insights directly from the source. You'll be set up to succeed. WLC is a place where you develop personal relationships with not only your classmates but also you professors. They want you to succeed academically as well as grow spiritually in a safe, nurturing environment.


    We have clubs for business students, regional trips, and opportunities to partner with local businesses to launch real strategies. We also invite business leaders from the community to speak with our students. Your experiences on campus and the relationships you build with your classmates and faculty will be fun and rewarding. We believe that when you graduate you'll be ready for a professional and meaningful career.


    An internship may be a student's most valuable tool when seeking employment upon graduation and provides a smooth transition from being a student to a full-time professional. In fact, a recent survey of our business graduates found that more than 75% received a job offer from a company for which they interned. Our faculty helps students secure internships in which they learn more about their chosen career area get valuable experience, and network with professionals. Students in our business majors are encouraged to pursue an internship prior to graduation.


    WLC business graduates are highly sought after by major companies in the Midwest, with many actively inquiring about our students prior to graduation. Within our programs you will have no trouble finding opportunities to interview for internships in large corporations, small businesses, or nonprofits. We have a positive reputation of providing interns who are hard working and excellent communicators. Wisconsin Lutheran College attracts exceptional students who want to make a difference and are willing to work hard to do it. We enable you to activate your greatest potential.