Business Administration

Bachelor of Science

Don’t just learn about business. Learn how to do business.

Our ACBSP-accredited Business Administration program covers the nuts and bolts of a business career and the skills required of successful managers: effective writing, strong presentation, critical thinking, and ethical leadership.

The Curriculum
Build up your core business knowledge

Your courses will combine a solid background in the liberal arts and sciences with an in-depth study of business-related disciplines. Before choosing an emphasis, you will complete a core managerial program that covers a range of business topics, such as accounting, finance, and marketing.

Choose your emphasis

After completing the core program, you will specialize in one of six emphasis areas. Focusing on your area of interest adds depth to your knowledge — and value to your degree. Emphasis options include:

  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Global Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Your ideal plan

Complete your degree on a track path that fits your timeline. Graduate in as little as 3 years or do the traditional 4 year plan — the path is yours to take.

Get firsthand experience

You’ll gain practical knowledge as part of your coursework through hands-on projects such as creating business plans, conducting market research, and implementing advertising campaigns. Expand your education by taking advantage of many extracurricular opportunities such as the New Venture Competition and the Entrepreneurship Club to network with other students who share your interests. Take your education across seas with a variety of short-term travel programs to learn about business in other parts of the world, including Europe and Asia.

Save time and money earning your MBA

Add further value to your degree by choosing the 4+1 Option, which gives you a head start on earning an MBA. With 4+1, you’ll be able to take graduate-level courses as part of your undergrad curriculum. After graduation, you’ll only need one additional year to complete your MBA at Cal Lutheran — saving you both time and money.

Steven Dorfman Scholarship

Awarded to first-year applicants for admission, the Steven Dorfman Scholarship covers 75% to 100% of tuition, and is awarded to selected students through our Honors Day program. Learn more


Emphasis Areas
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Global Business
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Marketing

Programs

Offered as a major (BS) and a minor.


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The Experience

Working with students on their research projects helps them prepare for research work in the workplace, and distinguishes them from other candidates in the job market. For me, it provides insight into their experiences in the world of information systems, which often differs from my own—I use those insights often in my teaching.

Paul Witman
Associate Professor

Starting to get more involved in school, I found my passion. I love connecting with people and I wanted to make an impact. Getting more involved helped me find my purpose and motivation to put 100% in everyday and I have constant support from Cal Lutheran.

Brissa Castaneda '24
Business Administration Major

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Your Future

As a graduate of our business administration program, you can target professional careers in corporate or nonprofit management, finance, international business, small business entrepreneurship, or marketing; or you may gain admission to law or other graduate and professional schools.


Our alumni study at:
  • California Lutheran University
  • California Western School of Law
  • San Diego State University
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Pepperdine University
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Miami
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • New England School of Law
  • University of Southern California
Our alumni work for:
  • ABC Television Group
  • Amgen
  • Anthem Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Ernst & Young
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • J.D. Power and Associates
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Patagonia
  • PennyMac Loan Services, LLC
  • Sage Publications
  • Scorpion
  • Tesla
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • The Walt Disney Company
Career paths:
  • Accountant
  • Associate Account Executive
  • Audit Staff
  • Budget Analyst
  • Director of Brand Development
  • Director of Sales
  • Director of Technical Recruiting
  • Entertainment Coordinator
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Logistics Administrator
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Project Coordinator
  • Research Analyst

of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months

More Career Outcomes


Take every risk and chance you can and do everything with confidence. And use Career Services as much as possible, my resume and salary are all results of their expertise and hard work.

Matthew Maxcy '18
Associate Information Systems, Amgen

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