Undergraduate degree programs

Business administration
Business degree

Business administration

Think of a business as a machine. Good performance relies on a complex array of pieces seamlessly working together — much like a company’s success relies on well-managed business operations. The W. P. Carey degree in business administration prepares you to effectively manage people, finances, and risk for organizations of all sizes. You’ll graduate with versatile skills and knowledge, a competitive edge in the job market, and the tools you need to create value throughout your career.

Business administration degree courses

As a business administration student, you’ll learn about forecasting demand, planning inventory, purchasing services, conducting skillful negotiations, building strategies for the future, and more, through courses like:

  • Business Operations and Planning
  • Business and Professional Ethics
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Funding the Enterprise
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leading Organizations
  • Procurement of Services
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Sales and Negotiations
  • Social Media in the Workplace

Customize your experience 

You can earn your business degree in business administration on ASU’s West campus and Polytechnic campus, from the ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, or through ASU Online. No matter where you learn, you’ll be a business student with access to all the same W. P. Carey resources and support. Discover more ways to customize your experience at W. P. Carey:

Careers in business administration

A business degree in business administration prepares you to embark on a number of dynamic opportunities in the public or private sector, which may include any of the following careers.

Career Growth* Median Salary*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  •  Bright Outlook
  •  Green Occupation
Administrative Services Managers 12.47% $81,080
Advertising and Promotions Managers   $88,590
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $73,660
Chief Executives   $168,140
Clinical Research Coordinators 15.45% $115,730
Compliance Managers   7.32% $100,890
Computer and Information Systems Managers 16.90% $120,950
Construction Managers   17.21% $82,790
General and Operations Managers     $95,440
Green Marketers     $88,590
Industrial Production Managers   $89,190
Investment Fund Managers 7.32% $100,890
Logistics Managers 19.55% $72,780
Loss Prevention Managers 7.32% $100,890
Management Analysts 23.87% $78,600
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers   $69,300
Regulatory Affairs Managers   7.32% $100,890
Sales Managers 14.95% $105,260
Security Managers 7.32% $100,890
Social and Community Service Managers 13.78% $59,970
Storage and Distribution Managers   $81,830
Supply Chain Managers   7.32% $100,890
Transportation Managers   $81,830
Wind Energy Operations Managers   7.32% $100,890
Wind Energy Project Managers   7.32% $100,890

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A major map outlines a major’s critical requirements, elective and required courses, and optimal course sequencing to help you stay on the right track to graduation.

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Application requirements 

All students are required to meet general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements.

First-year student | Transfer | International | Readmission

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