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Argyros College of Business and Economics

BS in Business Administration

» Business Administration

Solve business problems. Learn to communicate clearly and effectively. Build your business skills with a mix of economics, finance, management, marketing and more all with the latest technology at your fingertips.

The Business Administration program at Chapman equips you to enter the world of business and make immediate contributions to an organization — or even start your own.

No matter your emphasis (more on that below), you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the modern business landscape.

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In this program, you will:

  • Get business training from professional business leaders.
  • Solve real-word business problems and learn the ins and outs of international business.
  • Connect with multiple industries and build your professional network.
  • Earn your Bloomberg Certification to understand the inner workings of financial markets.
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By the time you graduate, you'll be prepared to:

  • Develop business strategies.
  • Apply your skills in your preferred industry and/or function.
  • Use the latest technology to stay on the cutting edge.
  • Start your journey as an entrepreneur and build your own business

Andre Cabrera
Andre Cabrera built a strong professional network at Chapman. Now that he’s started his career in biotech, he has some advice for future Business Administration majors.


You will have access to personal career advisors who will help you explore your career options along the way. Business Administration majors can go into roles like:

  • Business analyst
  • Cost estimator
  • Financial analyst
  • HR specialist
  • Market research analyst
  • Project manager
  • Sales manager


Two students studying togetherOr you can go on to earn a master's degree with just one additional year of coursework in one of our accelerated programs:


As a Business Administration student, you’ll gain broad and applicable knowledge. But to break into the business world, you also need depth. That’s where an emphasis comes in.

An emphasis is an area you will focus on as you study Business Administration. By the time you graduate, you will be an expert in your emphasis and an asset to any organization.

As a Business Administration major at Chapman, you can emphasize in:

  • Business Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance  
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate

The classes you take as a Business Administration major will change depending on your emphasis. For a deeper dive into each emphasis, see our Business Administration catalog.

Study Abroad and Away

A global perspective goes a long way in today’s business world, and learning about international business is essential. That’s why we encourage business students to take their education abroad — and you can too. At Chapman, you will get the chance to:

  • Study abroad for a full semester or year at a school in another country.
  • Take a travel course where you will take a class in another country or part of the United States with your Chapman classmates.
  • Intern abroad and get to know what it’s like to work in another country.

Walk Down Wall Street

Seven Days. Six companies. And maybe a Broadway show or two along the way.

Walk Down Wall Street is a popular travel course where you will visit New York City and network with the leading finance professionals. Plus, you’ll tour the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ MarketSite and much more. Who knows? You may even grow your network and find job opportunities.

Leatherby Center

Our Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics is where you’ll gain the business acumen to match your passion. At the Leatherby Center, you can:

  • Learn from successful entrepreneurs and businesspeople.
  • Turn your ideas into real business plans in the Launch Labs, our on-campus startup incubator.
  • Form your own startup with your fellow Panthers.
  • Learn how to launch your career — no matter what you’re passionate about.
  • Join Panther Cage Match, a pitch competition that gives you a shot at funding from investors.
Spencer Hong
Spencer Hong started his Business Administration journey at Chapman. With his emphasis in entrepreneurship, he went on to earn his MBA (also at Chapman) and launch his career in private equity.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Business is important, but when it’s time to recharge the batteries, why not check out one of Chapman’s student clubs and organizations? We have hundreds on campus for any interest you can imagine, and you will make plenty of friends along the way.

Eat, sleep and breathe business? We have plenty of business clubs to jump into as well.

Admission and Tours

Interested in taking the next step? Learn how to apply or check out our transfer prerequisites.

Want to learn more about Chapman? We are always available for tours and information sessions. We’d love to meet you!

Talk to a Current Student

Want to learn more about the program or student experience? Reach out to a current Business Administration student! They would be happy to answer whatever's on your mind.

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Career Support for Life

As a Chapman student, you can get assistance to launch or advance your career. We have a dedicated business career team here to help you.

Research Centers

Get access to on-campus research centers where you’ll turn your ideas into real business plans.

Financial Data at Your Fingertips

Chapman’s Janes Financial Center houses 12 Bloomberg Terminals for you to work on your Bloomberg Certification.