Business administration is a broad, comprehensive career program that deals with the science and art of managing the human, physical and economic resources of a business enterprise. As a science and art, it deals with principles, concepts and practices that influence the activities of finance, production, personnel, distribution and marketing. Emphasis is placed on management’s ability to analyze, plan, motivate, coordinate and control the varied activities necessary for effective and successful operation of a business organization.

In addition to going on for a master’s in business administration, DelVal business graduates:

  • Work in regional and national accounting firms
  • Have a personal portfolio to use when launching a business or job search
  • Work in banking, insurance, financial planning, stock brokerages, pension funds, mutual funds, and other financial institutions
  • Work in professional sports management
  • Attend graduate MBA programs


  • Accounting
    Students learn the systems and methods used to analyze and report financial information, in preparation for careers with organizations in any industry or with accounting firms. Students can participate in the Fraud Club, exchanging ideas and learning skills to detect and prevent fraud. 

  • General Business
    Explores the many aspects of business, offering a high-level overview of business systems and the many functions and roles available as careers. The flexibility of this option allows students to design their own specialization, to minor in another academic area, or to complete an MBA with one additional year of study. 

  • Management
    Management knowledge and experience is needed to lead organizations of any size to succeed in a competitive marketplace. In this specialization, students learn to coordinate business activities and resources in order to achieve organizational objectives. 

  • Marketing
    Prepares students in all aspects of building the business relationships needed to bring a product or service from “concept to customer.” Successful marketers employ those who can take an active role in satisfying their customers through product development, corporate research, advertising, sales and more.

  • Sports Management
    Students learn about management, marketing, law, finance and other business-related concepts, focusing intensely on the sports industry as a business. Students have opportunities to participate in the Sports Management Club and to attend the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings.