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Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights

A degree in general business administration opens the door to a range of career opportunities in business development, administration, finance, project management and sales. You can also continue your education with graduate school to achieve professional career goals or specialize your skill set.

Enhance your degree with a minor in entrepreneurship or a special certification

The College of Business offers a minor in entrepreneurship to students in any major. With this secondary concentration, students learn how to identify and develop business ideas and opportunities from the planning stages to eventual execution. Students can also graduate prepared to work in local industry through the College of Business’ special certification in Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Business.

At a Glance

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)


Program overview

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Featuring high-quality instruction, engaging classrooms and internship opportunities, the general business administration degree program at McNeese is committed to providing students with an unparalleled academic experience. Highlights of this major include:

Financial Aid

The College of Business offers a number of scholarships specifically for general business administration majors, including the AT&T Scholarship, the C. Marshall Abadie Memorial Scholarship and the Charles W. Carwile Scholarship for incoming freshman students. Learn more by visiting the College of Business’ scholarships page.

Expert Faculty

With expertise ranging from human resources to industrial psychology, faculty members have more than 150 years of combined experience. Faculty are active in conducting research, travel to national and international conferences to present on their findings and have been published in premier journals.

Internship Opportunities

Through a robust internship program, the College of Business partners with local businesses and industries to give students the chance to learn on the job. As a business administration major, you?ll graduate with the critical work experience and professional connections that give you a competitive advantage in the job market.

Excellence With a Personal Touch:

With small class sizes and one-on-one advising, the ?open door?policy of the College of Business ensures that students have everything they need to succeed in the classroom.

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Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree Program Concentrations

General Business Administration

With internship opportunities in a variety of industries available, McNeese business administration majors graduate career-ready with practical skills and professional connections.

General Business Administration Curriculum
Construction Management

With this concentration, you'll focus on the skills relating specifically to the construction industry, including project planning, civil engineering principles and operations management.

Construction Management Curriculum
Business Education Grades 6-12

As a business education major, you'll develop the skills to teach everything from budgeting to understanding interest rates to junior high and high school students and help familiarize them with the fundamentals of how markets work.

Business Education Curriculum
Careers and Opportunities

What Can You Do with a Business Management Degree?

A degree in business administration opens to door to a range of career opportunities in business development, administration, finance, project management and sales. Or, further your course of study to achieve professional career goals or to specialize your skillset.

Graduate Schools or Programs

Job Titles or Employers

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Commercial Loan Officer
  • Contract Manager
  • Financial Adviser
  • Financial Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Purchasing Assistant
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Sales Manager
  • Training and Development Specialist

SEED Center

The Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (SEED) Center serves as a hub for economic development in Southwest Louisiana. The Center houses the Student Innovation Center, and hosts the spring Undergraduate Scholar and Research Symposium, which offers students the opportunity to conduct research projects under the supervision of faculty mentors.

Student Activities

McNeese has more than 100 student organizations and clubs on campus, including those that compliment general business administration majors? academic courses. Get involved on campus and connect with your fellow students with the Entrepreneurship Club, the Society for Human Resource Management and the Delta Sigma Pi co-ed professional business fraternity.

Business Pitch Competition

Held annually, the SEED Center?s Business Pitch Competition helpslocal entrepreneursstart their businesses with startup funding and the use of the SEED Center?s business incubator. Since the competition?sstartin 2013,McNeesestudentshave won funding for their business ideas in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021.

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Program Contact

Dr. Lonnie Phelps - Department Head