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School of Business

Business Administration
Bachelor of Science

Earn a high-level business degree at a top-ranked college, while learning in a small, personalized classroom environment.

Mount Ida’s flexible and innovative business administration major allows you to apply your communication, strategic thinking, and collaboration skills to virtually any area of business. Our program gives you a competitive edge in the job market because of its emphasis on critical thinking, presentation, quantitative analysis, and research.

Preparation for the real world.

Tailored to your professional aspirations, you can mix-and-match classes with other programs and concentrations under the guidance of our experienced faculty. Business administration courses provide you with first-hand experience in core business skills such as research, writing business and marketing plans, utilizing analytical tools, public speaking, strategy, and working on collaborative teams. Students have ample opportunities to apply skills both individually and in teams through in-class exercises, case analyses and internships guided by our industry-expert faculty. The Greater Boston area supports a wide range of fulfilling internship experiences in small-, medium- and large-sized businesses and not-for-profits, offering you practical networking opportunities in an array of fields. Business Administration majors are required to complete a capstone project as students run a simulated business for eight weeks in a head-to-head competition against other class members and other colleges and universities around the world.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Business Administration degree program in our College Catalog.

Program Requirements - 120 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 57 credits - Program Requirements Courses
  • 12 credits - Concentration or Program Electives
  • 36 credits - All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 15 credits - Open Electives

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • BA 201 - Business Law
  • BA 206 - Principles of Marketing
  • BA 211 - Organizational Behavior
  • BA 325 - Management Information Systems
  • BA 327 - Global Business

Living-Learning Communities

For first-year students in the School of Business, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, we offer the CONNECT program to ensure a smooth transition into college life. CONNECT students live together in a newly renovated residence hall, where they also take classes, have close access to professional advising, peer mentors, tutoring, and additional co-curricular programs.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Business Administration faculty directory.

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Faculty Spotlight

Susan Wheeler

Department Chair Associate Professor

Students in Professor Wheeler’s Global Business class got a unique perspective when they traveled to India. “All business students are required to take courses that expand their global awareness of some aspect of business. Through this course the students had the opportunity to experience business first-hand in the country they were studying. “ The five students and Wheeler spent nine days, traveling from the very modern to the more rural, experiencing a high-tech university, joining a group of women working ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mount Ida can lead directly to employment in almost any industry. Close to 100% of our Business Administration majors find jobs in their field within a year of graduation. Others continue their studies by seeking a Master of Business Administration or other graduate business degree, including Mount Ida’s very own Combined Bachelor Degree to Master of Science in Management (MSM) program. Our 4+1 option allows students to earn both an undergraduate and MSM degree in five years by starting graduate courses in the senior year.

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

I enjoy seeing the excitement of my students as they arrive for class and being the catalyst for change and growth.
Scott Burke

Associate Professor

Business Administration and Sport Management in the School of Business