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Small business administration classes make learning personal

Business Administration teaches you how to run a business, whether it’s a startup in your basement or a branch of a multi-national corporation. From motivating people to operations management to analyzing complex business issues, we cover it all. You’ll take liberal arts courses along with business courses, a combination that gives you the broad knowledge base and focused business skills employers seek.


Professors who’ve been there

Business Administration professors use real stories from their years of working for businesses, government, and not-for-profit organizations in Florida and around the world to enliven classroom discussions.

Get an early start

At many schools, students don’t take Business Administration classes until their last two years. Not here. You’ll start taking classes in your major in your first year.

In Their Own Words

“I really appreciated the fact that professors had a genuine interest in my personal success—inside and outside the classroom. Having graduated four and a half years ago and still having professors contact me to see how I’m doing and what’s new shows their genuine desire to see continued success in their students after graduation.”
— Chris Metcalf ’11
Customer Service Specialist, Franklin Templeton Investments

Beyond the Classroom

Interested in Coaching as Leadership? Maybe Microfinance Development or Crisis Management is your thing. Whatever drives you, one of our professors can help you design your own study.

Our Winter Term offerings have included “London Street Markets: How Londoners Live, Buy, and Sell” and “Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos: A Business and Multicultural Adventure.” You may also spend a semester at Eckerd’s China Study Center in Xiamen, China.

Study Abroad Pics on Flickr

Give back by coaching youth sports at the YMCA of St. Petersburg, planning charity events for Creative Clay or staffing a marine exhibit at the Florida Aquarium.

Service Pics on Flickr

Popular classes

Women and Leadership

Do men and women have different leadership styles? What makes some women more successful than others? This course analyzes questions like these using contemporary leadership theories.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Examines the social, economic, political and environmental costs and consequences of corporate behavior.

Eckerd Business Administration majors at a road-side market full of fruit and vegetables


Photo above by Christina Rosetti ’15

What can I do with a business administration degree?

  • Business Development Specialist
  • Equity Finance Trader
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Senior Retail Planner

Where our business administration majors go to graduate school

  • Chicago State University
  • Duke University – Fuqua
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Dartmouth University
  • Emory University
  • Florida State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • IE Business School (Spain)
  • London School of Economics
  • Penn State University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Stetson School of Law
  • Queen’s University
  • College of Charleston
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Colorado – Boulder
  • University of Denver
  • University of Tampa
  • Tulane University
  • Yale University
  • Vanderbilt University

Where our business administration majors go to work

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