Business Administration

The heart of any successful enterprise


Advance in Multiple Industries

A strong and prosperous business needs constant monitoring and informed decision-making in order to grow and function efficiently. Most day-to-day tasks and projects depend on the efforts of leaders and planners with strong organizational skills and those familiar with every aspect of the corporate world—it's this assembly and organized methodology that sits at the core of business administration jobs. Administrators work in many industries including government, private agencies, firms, multinationals, universities and non-profit organizations. Because they wear many hats, business administrators are proficient in several areas—some of which may include accounting, strategic management, counseling, change management, marketing, sales, finance, and human resources.

A business administrator might also be assigned to lead a team of salespeople, coordinating sales routes and determining strategies to grow an existing customer base, or with managing a regional branch of a manufacturing company, looking after the requirements for standard operations while planning for future growth and changes to the market.

Business administration jobs can be found in the public sector as well, where they may be responsible for the financial or personnel operations of city governments, school boards, or other government-related groups. Business administrator jobs are found wherever a large number of details must be coordinated in order to ensure that the efforts of a group of people result in the most effective possible outcome.

Business administration jobs can be found in a variety of work environments. Because of the central role that the business administrator plays, they are most often found at the location where business operations are happening. Whether the business is located in a factory, an office building or a construction site, people in business administration careers will frequently be found on-site, monitoring supply levels, equipment operation, the efficiency and well-being of employees, and many other factors necessary to success. Being located near the core operations which he or she oversees allows the business administrator to know from minute to minute what progress is being made, and to respond quickly to any problems that arise.

The Business Administration Associate (BAA) program is a comprehensive course designed to teach students the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully perform administrative duties in office and business environments. Graduates of this program will be able to draft messages, organize files, maintain accurate records, and utilize Microsoft Office products. Students will also learn effective time management and business etiquette skills.

Completion time: 216 Hours

Required Wonderlic score: 17

Associated job titles: Administrative Assistant, Administrative Coordinator, Administrative Manager, Administrative Officer, Administrative Specialist, Administrator, Business Administrator, Business Manager, Director of Operations, Office Manager

Class Hours
Microsoft Office 130
Business Soft Skills 72
Accounting Essentials 14
Total Hours: 216

The Business Administration Professional (BAP) program is designed to teach students the knowledge and skills associated with business operations and project management within a business environment. Students will learn business analyses, logistics, automation, workflow, and how to improve company efficiency and revenue.

Completion time: 450 Hours

Required Wonderlic score: 19

Associated job titles: Executive Secretaries, Executive Administrative Assistants, Business Intelligence Analysts, Business Administrator

Class Hours
Microsoft Office 116
Business Applications 36
Accounting Essentials 10
Business Soft Skills 26
Project Management 136
Business Efficiencies 126
Total Hours: 450