Business Administration2021-08-26T16:09:21+00:00

Business Administration

About the Program

The mission of the Ferrum College business programs is to offer an educational experience and activities that prepare business students both personally and professionally, for the managerial challenges of the global competitive environment, through individual and group work and through the blending of instruction and experiential learning.

Rathin Basu

Adjunct Professor of Agribusiness and Economics
B.S., University of Calcutta

M.S., University of Calcutta

M.A., Ohio University

Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Roman Bohdan
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., Ivan Franko Lviv National University

M.B.A., Eastern Washington University
M.S., University of New Orleans
Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Jessica Potter
Adjunct Instructor of Business
Betsy Smith
Adjunct Instructor of Business

Find Out More

Contact the Program Coordinator of Business Administration:

Business Administration offers Business Analytics, Financial Management, Management Marketing, and Sports Management as emphasis areas; curriculum may include:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Microeconomics

For full listing of current classes, view the college catalog here.

Students graduating with a degree in Business Administration are required to complete an experiential component which may be met by successfully completing one of the following:

  • BUS 291-492: Service Learning for Business: Mini-Internships that provide students with credit for participating in professional service opportunities.
  • BUS 395: Directed Study: Study projects in consultation with a faculty member.
  • BUS 492-493: Global Practicum  Students engage in international consulting projects.
  • BUS 499:  Internship: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship.

In addition, students have the opportunity to interact with business leaders through such programs as the Ferrum Business Advisory Board and Executives in Residence, a program that brings top leaders from across a variety of fields to the college campus.

Entrepreneurial Action Us (ENACTUS): A 25+ year old team that has won Regional Competition and National Awards.  Offers students hands-on experience in various types of business, from annual competitions to establishing and managing the first Subway restaurant run by college students. Learn more here..

What can I be with a Major in Business Administration?

A major in Business Administration could lead to a traditional career such as a manager or could open doors to many other fields.  For example,:

  • You could be a(n) …
  • Bank Officer
  • Business Development Support Manager
  • Business Educator
  • College Professor
  • Data Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Fundraiser/Development Specialist
  • Insurance Agent
  • IRS Investigator
  • Logistic Coordinator
  • Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Public Relations Officer