A graduate of Maryville University with a major in business administration should be able to:
- Experience a broad course of study that will prepare them for careers in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and in the public sector.
- Understand the functional areas of business including marketing, economics, finance, management, and operations.
- Build competencies in critical thinking, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, decision making, and strategic planning.
- Develop an understanding of the legal, social, and ethical environment in which businesses operate and how businesses impact their environment.
- Plan and communicate a shared vision for the organization that will drive strategy, assist with decision making, and position the organization in the business environment.
- Provide foundation knowledge and skills to prepare student for advanced and graduate study in a wide variety of business and related disciplines.
As a student in the School of Business, you’re strongly encouraged to join the Maryville Business Organization (MBO). This group, along with the strong ties our faculty members have with local professionals, provides avenues for you to develop professional contacts and learn about issues that affect local businesses.
The St. Louis region also has a wealth of organizations which regularly host valuable networking and professional development events. To name a few:
- Academy of International Business (AIB)
- Academy of Management (AOM)
- American Marketing Association (AMA)
- Business Marketing Association
- Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
- Gateway Interactive Marketing Association (GIMA)
- Midwest Academy of Management
We offer undergraduate business administration courses during the day and through Maryville’s Weekend & Evening College to meet the educational needs of traditional students as well as working adults.
Early Access Program
The Early Access program lets you accelerate your progress toward an MBA. Senior year, qualified students can take up to 12 credit hours at the graduate level, which count toward both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. The bottom line: Early Access saves you time and money.
Graduate Business Program
Maryville also offers a Master of Business Administration program, which blends academic study and professional experience. The MBA curriculum is structured so you can apply classroom concepts to current employment activities.