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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Another young Thai farmer, Duangjai Sirijai holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and lives in her family home in Chiang Mai’s Doi Tao rural district. Prisana Kongwong, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why young professionals are taking up farming in Thailand," 2 July 2018 DeRose has a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in management, both from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "20 candidates aiming to replace Rick Snyder as Michigan governor," 2 Feb. 2018 Temple’s Fox School of Business held the top spot in a U.S. News and World Report list of over 200 online master’s in business administration programs for four consecutive years, including the 2018 rankings. Kelsey Gee, WSJ, "Temple University Fires a Dean Over Falsified M.B.A. Rankings Data," 13 July 2018 Schnatter graduated from Ball State with a major in business administration in 1983. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Cardinal Stadium is Papa John's to name, but pressure mounts to change it," 12 July 2018 Schnatter graduated from Ball State with a major in business administration in 1983. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "How Indiana institutions are dealing with Papa John's name," 12 July 2018 Losing a positive, ambitious man Henderson graduated from UA in May 2017 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. azcentral, "Family of University of Arizona grad murdered in Greece waits for justice," 6 July 2018 Shannon said Bullock was about to pursue a master’s in business administration and was scheduled to start the online courses Tuesday. Teri Figueroa,, "Motorcyclist killed in Saturday crash was Navy veteran," 5 July 2018 Bill graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in aeronautical engineering and then received a masters degree in business administration. Hartford Courant,, "William Charles White," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of business administration

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of business administration was in 1904

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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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