Looking to develop real-life business skills and test them out in an academic environment that fosters innovation and creativity? Then you’re the perfect fit for our Business Administration program.

With emphasis on internships, business strategy simulations, an award-winning Enactus club, and hands-on field experience, our program prepares you for a stimulating and rewarding career.

Marketing majors will find jobs such as marketing interns, marketing consultants, marketing managers, planners, marketing specialist, marketing research analyst, sales, and chief marketing officer (CMO). Individuals can work in fields such as advertising, brand management, public relations, digital marketing, and social media marketing to name a few. Some of our graduates choose to continue their education in graduate school resulting in successful careers in many of these fields at an even higher level. 

Job Outlook

The job outlook for individuals with marketing degrees continues to improve. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2012 and 2022, the need for marketing research analyst and marketing specialist will increase greatly; it is expected that an additional 92,300 jobs will be added (18.6% increase). There is expected to be an increase of 1,500 (4.7%) jobs for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations and sales managers. Additionally, occupations related to sales (retail, insurance, real estate, advertising, travel, manufacture reps, etc.) are expected to increase by 314,200 (6.8%) jobs in the same period.

Earnings:

Earnings potential for graduates with marketing degrees vary widely depending on many factors including the geographic location, the industry you choose, position, skills and experience. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual income for sales and related occupations is $38,660 while supervisors of these workers earn as much as an annual average of $126,040. Individuals working as marketing research analysts and marketing specialist average $67,780 annually while advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations and sales managers average as much as $114,230 annually. 

Educational Qualifications

A Bachelors degree qualifies an individual for most entry-level positions. However, a graduate degree will significantly increase the potential of obtaining many positions as well as earning potential.

Curriculum Guide. To view general education requirements for this major, please visit the catalog.

Careers

Looking for a degree that offers versatility, financial viability and industry credibility? Our program prepares you for a variety of careers in business or industry, including banking, finance, manufacturing, product development, human resources, IT management and business analysis.

Sample Job Titles

  • Sales Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Acccountant
  • CEO
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketing Executive
  • Public Relations Director
  • Advertising Executive

$2.7 million
That's how much the average business graduate will earn in a lifetime.

Faculty Profiles

Joshua Michalski, M.F.M, M.S.A.E.

Business Administration
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Aaron Moses, PhD

Business Administration
AdventHealth Endowed Chair of Business Administrat
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Ana Patterson, MBA

Business Administration
Assistant Professor
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Chanda Santo, MBA

Business Administration
Assistant Professor
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Brianne Michalski, MBA

Business Administration
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