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About Business Administration

Business administration is one of the most historically popular undergraduate degrees and for good reason: The skills acquired in the business administration program can translate to almost any career path. Business administration professionals work in just about any industry you can name, from hospitality to TV production. And, of course, business administration is the perfect choice for students who would like to run businesses of their own one day.

If you have a head for numbers, a passion for teamwork, and the ability to commit to the goals and standards of others, business administration is likely an excellent path for you.

Business Administration, B.S.

Degree Information

Business, finance, and management industries: Job titles most often acquired by business administration graduates include:

  • Account Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Banker
  • Bill Collector
  • Broker
  • Business Plan Writer
  • Contracts Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Food Service Manager
  • Fundraising Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Investment Broker
  • Marketing Director
  • Office Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Real Estate, Property, or Housing Association Manager
  • Purchasing Agent/Manager
  • Real Estate Agent/Broker/Manager
  • Consultant
  • Retail Manager 

Local and regional organizations: Recently hired business administration graduates were hired at:  

  • Citibank
  • City of Buffalo
  • Buffalo Niagara Enterprise
  • Ingram Micro
  • UPS
  • Niagara Mohawk
  • Praxair
  • Rich Products
  • Scottsdale Securities

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society: Membership in this honor society for business majors is the highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or university. The group encourages and recognizes academic, management, and administration achievements.

Center for Economic and Policy Studies: This center is an interdisciplinary center for researching policy challenges and policy options in the Great Lakes urban regions. 

INCubator: This is a space on campus where entrepreneurial students can gain support, hear from professional business owners, collaborate on business ideas, and prepare for competitions.

Circle K Club: This group focuses on service, leadership, and fellowship. Participants work on a variety of service activities and fundraising for organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House and the Boys and Girls Club and attend conferences throughout the year.  

United Students Government: USG provides activities, representation, and services for all students at the college. Students interested in gaining leadership experience can run for one of the many USG elected positions or apply for an appointed position.

As an institution, Buffalo State backs its commitment to undergraduate research by putting substantial financial resources behind faculty-mentored undergraduate research. The Undergraduate Research Office promotes, supports, and funds undergraduate research in all academic areas—from the sciences to the arts—and for all committed students. More than 400 students present their research through posters and performances each year at the Student Research and Creativity Conference. They also compete for Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships, which support eight weeks of paid research activity.

Undergraduate Research Office

Business administration students are required to work a total of 150 hours at an internship placement site to earn three internship credit hours. To earn additional credits, a student can work 120 hours for six credit hours and an additional 100 hours for nine credit hours.

The Business Department Internship Program is intended to assist students in obtaining practical business experience that will complement and enhance the traditional educational process. The experience will aid students in the exploration of potential career opportunities and assist in clarifying personal, educational and career goals. Graduates have landed recent internships at several local businesses and organizations including:

Strong Affiliations

The business administration program is part of Buffalo State’s School of the Professions, which is filled with award-winning faculty, professional accreditations, and a vibrant student body.

Excellent Faculty

Our faculty is committed to teaching and learning as its primary responsibilities, with secondary emphasis on applied scholarship and instructional development.  Due to small class sizes, students receive plenty of individualized attention.

Campus Centers

Buffalo State is home to both the Small Business Development Center and the International Center for Studies in Creativity, which offer workshops and other opportunities that benefit business administration students.

Small Business Development Center 

International Center for Studies in Creativity


Advanced Technology

Students are educated in the use of a broad range of software used for academic research and by government and business.

Opportunities In Asia

Students have the opportunity to travel to Beijing, China, for two weeks in January as part of a three-credit course. The trip introduces students to Chinese business and culture, combined with visits to historical sites and emerging companies.


The Business Department offers a few scholarships specifically for BA majors, including the Kratus Entrepreneurship Scholarship and the Michael T. Morrisey Memorial Scholarship. Also, Buffalo State awards hundreds of scholarships based upon academic merit, financial need, field of study, or a combination of criteria.

"There are a lot of opportunities on campus. Own your experience, know what you want, and make that happen."

Solochidi Ol Ahiarah Associate Professor
Ashley M. Alteri Assistant Professor
Yew Wah Chow Associate Professor
Alexander M. Ehms Assistant Professor
Christine A. Lai Professor
Michael J. Littman Associate Professor
Edward J. Marecki Lecturer
Lorena D. Mathien Chair + Associate Professor
Daniel S. Ricigliano Assistant Professor
Lynne M. Scalia Associate Professor
Erica L. Swiatek Lecturer
Lauren M. Wolf Administrative Assistant 1
Mary Ann Zylka Lecturer