Business Administration – Program Features

Project-Based Learning



Business administration’s broad course of study prepares students for careers in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and the public sector. You’ll study the functional areas of business such as marketing, economics, finance, management and operations. You’ll develop an understanding of the legal, social, and ethical environment in which businesses operate and how businesses impact their environment and plan and communicate a shared vision for the organization.

Maryville understands that flexible scheduling is critical to the success of our students. In order to accommodate our growing working adult population, undergraduate business administration courses are taught evenings and weekends through our School of Adult and Online Education in addition to daytime classes.

If a graduate degree is in your plans, Maryville offers an early access program that brings you one big step closer to an MBA. Qualified students in their senior year can take up to 12 credit hours of graduate classes, which count toward both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.

This program is available online.

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Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.

Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.