business administration


Definition of business administration

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

Examples of business administration in a Sentence

a degree in business administration

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By the time Metrick joined Saks straight after earning a degree in business administration from Boston University in the mid-’90s, its upper-crust image, while still intact, had acquired a thin coat of dust. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "Saks Doubles Down on Department Stores With New Restaurant in New York City," 15 Jan. 2019 Under the terms of the settlement, for which a federal judge issued a preliminary approval Thursday, Temple will pay $4 million to students and alumni of its online masters of business administration program. Kelsey Gee, WSJ, "Temple University Settles Suit Over Fudged Data on M.B.A. Ranking," 10 Jan. 2019 Employees should ask questions of their managers rather than relying on the rumor mill, says Gretchen Spreitzer, a professor of business administration at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "How to Navigate Yet Another Office Shakeup," 14 Jan. 2019 Read More About Careers Working adults are going back to class for programs ranging from two-year associates to masters of business administration degrees. Kelsey Gee, WSJ, "Now Hiring, With Attractive New Perk: Free College Degree," 2 Jan. 2019 Matulka has a master of business administration degree and a bachelor of science in business management and marketing degree from Northwest Missouri State University. Jerry Fallstrom,, "Lake County names new economic development, tourism head with 'plethora of ideas'," 26 June 2018 Sloan was raised in Birmingham and earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics and history and his master of business administration degree in finance and accounting from the University of Michigan. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Wells Fargo CEO recounts 'painful mistakes' in Detroit Econ Club chat," 15 Mar. 2018 Both young women are interested in the managerial aspect of a medical practice and plan to use their associate's degree as a stepping stone to a four-year business administration degree. Trisha Powell Crain,, "How one rural Alabama district is closing the gap, raising scores for all children," 24 Jan. 2018 Park, expects to offer several undergraduate degree programs from business administration and management to communication studies and criminal justice. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "Park University opening what will become its first residential campus outside KC area | The Kansas City Star," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of business administration

1904, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of business administration

: a program of studies in a college or university that teaches students how to run a business

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