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General Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights

The bachelor’s degree in general business administration program at McNeese provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge in a variety of key business areas, including accounting, finance, economics, marketing and management. From understanding financial analysis and business decision-making to navigating legal and ethical issues, this program teaches students businesses concepts from the local to the global scale, while also helping students to develop their administrative, communicative and managerial skills.

Enhance your degree with a minor in entrepreneurship

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.

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 to general business administration majors, including the AT&T Scholarship, the C. Marshall Abadie Memorial scholarship, and the DCharles W. Carwile scholarship for incoming freshmen students. Learn more by visiting the College of Business’ scholarships page.

Expert faculty

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

Internship opportunities

With a robust internship program, the College of Business partners with local businesses and industries – including Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, CITGO, State Farm, and Northwestern Mutual – to give students the chance to learn on the job. As a business administration major, you’ll graduate with the critical work experience, professional connections and networking opportunities 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 College of Business’ “open door” policy ensures that students have everything they need to succeed in the classroom. Faculty also engage with students through partnerships on research projects, and help students through the process of submitting their own work for academic publication.

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General Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree Program Concentrations

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 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 General Business Management Degree?

A degree in general 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
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Communication
Master of Economics
Master of International Business

Job Titles or Employers
Administrative Services Manager
Advertising and Promotions Manager
Business Consultant
City Manager
Commercial Loan Officer
Contract Manager
Financial Advisor
Financial Analyst
Human Resources Specialist
Market Research Analyst
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 ones that compliment general business administration majors’ academic courses. Get involved on campus 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 helps local entrepreneurs start their businesses with startup funding and the use of SEED Center’s business incubator. Since the competition’s start in 2013, McNeese students have won funding for their business ideas in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

General Business Administration

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Dr. Lonnie Phelps - Department Head