business administration

noun

: a program of studies in a college or university providing general knowledge of business principles and practices

Example Sentences

a degree in business administration
Recent Examples on the Web Madansky taught courses in statistics, econometrics and a class on great books in business, and he eventually was named to an endowed professorship, the H.G.B. Alexander professorship of business administration. Bob Goldsborough, Chicago Tribune, 17 Jan. 2023 Corporations have emerged as an important force in American life, says David Primo, a professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2023 Venisa graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration/management from Oklahoma State University in 1993, before going on to earn her Juris Doctor from Texas A&M University in 2003, according to her LinkedIn profile. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2023 Frank, who was born in Los Angeles, earned dual masters’ degrees in theater management and business administration from Yale University in 2018. Mary Carole Mccauley, Baltimore Sun, 15 Dec. 2022 Curator roles at small to midsize galleries are often more flexible; a bachelor’s in fine arts or business administration may get you in the door. Ebony Flake, Essence, 29 Nov. 2022 Noh Eun-seo, a bright 25-year-old college student majoring in tourism management and business administration, had been just two days away from a big interview. Victoria Kim, New York Times, 31 Oct. 2022 Our analysis shows more than 60 percent of those with a juris doctor degree are Democrats, while those with a master of business administration are more likely to be Republican. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2022 Cambell Wilson is a business graduate with a master of commerce (1st class honours) in business administration from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 12 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of business administration was in 1904

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“Business administration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/business%20administration. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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