Clarkson Announces New Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program

January 5, 2024

Clarkson University has announced an expansion of its business offerings with a new Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. This new program will offer students the opportunity to build more flexibility into their degree program and allow them to take courses that interest them or are applicable to their chosen career path.

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The demand for business professionals has been constantly increasing across various businesses and industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in management occupations is projected to grow 8% from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations and resulting in roughly 883,900 new jobs over the decade.  

To address this need, Clarkson’s Business Administration degree program allows students to select all of their business elective courses from the diverse range of business courses offered by The David D. Reh School of Business, rather than prescribing the course areas they must concentrate on to fulfill more discipline-specific degrees.

“The new Business Administration degree affords our students the opportunity to choose classes they find valuable and offers a flexible path to their degree,” said Bebonchu Atems, Interim Dean of the David D. Reh School of Business. “At the same time, this program will ensure that students develop an understanding of entrepreneurship that equips them with the skills necessary to start and run their own businesses, while also providing a foundation to enable them to make sound financial decisions and effectively manage resources.”

Elective choices for students include course offerings in accounting, finance, information systems, operations management, marketing, analytics, organizational studies, and entrepreneurship, enabling students to be prepared for various career paths and opening a broad range of opportunities.  

Students graduating with a Business Administration degree from Clarkson will have the ability to use industry-recognized business skills and systems, enabling them to effectively communicate the results of data analysis. Students will develop the ability to think critically and use data and information to identify problems, propose solutions, and make informed decisions.

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