Regardless of the industry you enter, you must understand core business principles to succeed.
The Business Administration minor, offered through the College of Business, is required for all students who are enrolled in degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. With this minor, you will be equipped to meet the complex demands of an interdependent society and culture. Bryant’s rigorous academic programs integrate business, liberal arts, and technology to develop the critical thinking skills that are essential to every career.
Bryant has a long-standing national reputation for educating business professionals and leaders. The key skills of working in and leading groups, communicating effectively, solving problems innovatively, and being proficient with technology are required of professionals in all fields.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
The Business Administration minor at Bryant includes courses are designed to help you develop basic business knowledge and skills as well as to provide the foundation for you to begin a career following graduation, or to continue on to graduate school. An understanding of Business Administration is beneficial to all professional fields including the creative arts, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, nonprofit administration, and human resources, to name a few.
Business Administration faculty
Business Administration is a multidisciplinary course of study comprising financial accounting, information technology and analytics, and foundation courses in global business, management, marketing, and finance. Each discipline is taught by experts in the field who, in addition to teaching, are consultants and practitioners. Through the case study method of teaching, you will learn how to immediately apply theory to real world situations.
The requirements for a Business Administration minor vary depending on which major you choose to pair it with. Please see the requirements page of your desired major.
Here, for example, are the Business Administration requirements for a student majoring in Sociology: Service Learning:
Business Administration Minor Requirements
Principles of Financial Accounting (ACG203)
Introduction to Information Technology and Analytics (CIS201)
Financial Management (FIN201)
Management Principles and Practice (MGT200)
Foundations of Marketing Management (MKT201)
Electives – Subject to programmatic constraints, students may elect up to 12 additional credits from the College of Business.
A CAPITAL CAREER
Christine Cox ’11
Studied: Business Administration, Management
Currently: Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Cox is an associate in the Advisory (Consulting) Practice of PwC in Washington, DC.
During her first year, Cox met a PwC recruiter at an orientation program for international and multicultural students. She later became a counselor for the PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute and developed relationships with Bryant alumni from the firm. She went on to intern with PwC.
“I work in a firm where a large portion of the work we do is accounting relating,” says Cox. “Having a strong business, accounting, and finance background allows me to really understand what is going on.”
LESSONS FOR LEADERS
Michael J. Roberto, DBA
Trustee Professor of Management
A preeminent authority on strategic decision-making, Roberto is the author of Know What You Don’t Know: How Great Leaders Prevent Problems Before They Happen and Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes For An Answer . He joined Bryant in 2006 after six years as a faculty member at Harvard and believes that one of the most gratifying aspects of being a professor is hearing from former students who reconnect with exciting updates about their careers.
Roberto, who was recently selected as director for Bryant’s new Center for Program Innovation, received the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2011.
A SOLID WORK ETHIC
Sanjay Choolani ’12
Studied: Economics, Sociology
Currently: Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Choolani has never been one to stand on the sidelines. At Bryant, he joined organizations, served on committees, held leadership roles, took part in service projects such as the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser, and even worked part-time.
Off campus, he was a tutor/mentor for the National Honor Society for ESL high school students in Maine, and assisted the underprivileged in a small health clinic at a Hindu temple in Pune, India.
In addition to studying in Spain during his junior year, Choolani also completed three summer internships with TD Bank. He is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch.