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Business Administration Major

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Why Study Business Administration?

Studying Business Administration exposes you to the core areas of business, develops your communication skills, and enhances your ability to ethically solve complex problems. Whether you are working for a private, public or nonprofit organization, or starting your own business, understanding how to manage projects, money, and organizations, how to work in systems and teams, and how to motivate employees, customers and volunteers are skills critical to your success.

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Why Study Business Administration at Eastern?

Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, the Business Administration major helps students develop business skills, learn to manage ethical issues, analyze strategic options, and apply their learning to real organizational settings in today’s dynamic global business environment. Concentrations are available in Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, International Business and Operations Management. Eastern also offers a minor in Business Administration to other majors.

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Salary Potential

$74,425

median annual salary

$65-89K

salary range

* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Hands-on Learning

AMA Club Members

American Marketing Association

Eastern’s award-winning collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association brings prominent guest speakers to campus, participates in educational events, performs community service and competes at the AMA International Collegiate Conference.

SHRM Members

Human Resources Management

Eastern's chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) works with the Human Resources Leadership Association to provide students with internship and employment opportunities, and offers financial assistance to student teams competing in regional and national SHRM events.

Student photo for New England Financial Corp internship

Internships

All Business Administration students participate in internships, and department staff dedicate significant time to match students to internship opportunities.  Internship sites ranged from Pfizer to the Mohegan Sun to the Hartford Courant.

Career Options

Students who pursue undergraduate degrees in Business Administration can have rewarding and successful careers in a variety of professional fields, including:

  • Sales/Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Hospital or Medical Practice Manager
  • Employee Relations/Human Resources
  • International marketing
  • Global human resources manager
  • Business consulting
  • Entrepreneur

Successful Alumni

Recent Eastern students who earned a bachelor’s degree or a minor in Business Administration are at the following companies and professional/graduate schools:

  • The Hartford
  • Pratt and Whitney
  • Guilford Specialty Group
  • Phoenix
  • The Hartford Courant
  • Travelers
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Florida State University
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(860) 465-5048

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Alumni Testimonials

Joe Saponaro ’14
Pratt & Whitney

Joe Saponaro ’14

“Eastern’s small campus turned into a great investment for my future. The small class size allows students to get to know their professors and establish great relationships. I even met my wife at Eastern. The applied learning situations — my co-op position at Pratt & Whitney and my internship at Northwestern Mutual — were very helpful and relevant to my first job at United Healthcare.” Economics and Business Administration major Joe Saponaro

Sara Claudio ’18
Business Administration

Sara Claudio ’18

Sara is an associate in the General Management Leadership Development (GMLD) program at Aetna. She gained the full-time opportunity after working an Aetna internship as an Eastern student. “My internship helped to provide me with the corporate experience I needed in order to advance my career.”

Jacqueline Kane ’09
Business Administration

Jacqueline Kane ’09

Jacqueline is a registered nurse at the University of Virginia Medical Center. “I credit much of my professional success to Eastern. Although I’m in a different field from what I studied, the leadership and team-building skills I learned are invaluable in my current position.”

Dontae Christian ’20
Business Administration

Dontae Christian ’20

Dontae interned with Doc Wayne Services, a Boston-based nonprofit organization that works with at-risk youth. “The kids relate with me. Growing up in the Bronx, I’ve dealt with similar challenges. I was once in their shoes.” Dontae aspires to start his own nonprofit and fuse sport with mentorship to empower kids from the inner city.

Andrew Gutt ’09
Restaurant Owner

Andrew Gutt ’09

Business Administration major Andrew Gutt is the owner of Cafémantic, an award-winning restaurant in downtown Willimantic. Since opening in 2009, Cafémantic has developed from a small coffee shop into a chef-driven, farm-to-table eatery. Andrew feels that Willimantic has a lot going for it, and sees his restaurant as “another symbol of the community and Eastern working together.”

Lucas Watson ’02
Attorney

Lucas Watson ’02

Business Administration and Economics double-major Lucas Watson is an attorney at his own law practice. “The support and guidance I received from the faculty and administration at Eastern helped me get to law school and are a major factor in where I am in my career. I learned valuable lessons that I have been able to carry over into my professional life.”

Taylor Brandariz ’11
Vice President of Operations

Taylor Brandariz ’11

Business Administration major Taylor Brandariz is the vice president of operations at Drupal Connect. “Eastern taught me what it takes to be a leader. With its well-rounded education, intimate class sizes, and extracurricular activities outside of class, there’s plenty of opportunity to learn the true meaning of leadership.”

Hannah Beazoglou ’21
CVS Health

Hannah Beazoglou ’21

Business Administration major Hannah Beazoglou ’21 is in the General Management Development Program at CVS Health. “I have countless memories of my time at Eastern. The most impactful are the strong relationships that I’ve been able to develop with so many professors who supported me and encouraged me to take risks and showcase my academic ability.”