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What You Could Do with a Business Administration Degree

Today’s business environment is ever-changing. Navigating such a landscape includes an understanding of finances, customer behavior, marketing, and more. A degree in business administration provides students a diverse and flexible skillset to navigate these changes.

What is Business Administration?

In education, business administration programs are designed to train students to manage business operations and functions. This program aims to graduate professionals who are prepared to help companies run efficiently and profitably. As a result, individuals in business administration programs are exposed to courses in accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, and more.

Business administration programs help students develop the skills to effectively manage and lead organizations.

Miller-Motte College offers Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Occupational Science, and Bachelor of Science business administration programs. Our associate business administration programs expose students to business finance, project management, communications, small business management, and more. Our bachelor business administration program expands these principles and explores the legal side of business, global business, and more.

Miller-Motte business program options expose students to customer relations, sales, marketing, finance, accounting, HR, project management, and business management.

Business Administration vs. Business Management

Although closely related, business administration and business management are two distinct fields of study.

Business administration focuses on the process of running a business. This field of study places more emphasis on running and maintaining a business rather than the supervision of employees. Business administrators strive to increase business growth and revenue by overseeing daily operations.

Business management focuses more on employee supervision and productivity. These programs typically emphasize leadership, growth strategies, effective communication, project management, and more. Business managers work directly with employees to help businesses remain productive and efficient.

What Can I Do with a Business Administration Degree?

Business administration programs expose students to a variety of functional areas such as management, finance, marketing, and sales. They provide a holistic view of running a business by allowing students to craft business plans and study financial markets. The skills covered in this program could be helpful for individuals wishing to become entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs can create a new business based around their individual passions, beliefs, and life goals. This career option provides freedom to create a work environment suited to individual interests and lifestyles. Being an entrepreneur may also provide emotional fulfillment that some may lack when working for others.

That said, not everyone with a degree in business administration is interested in becoming an entrepreneur. Due to business administration’s broad range, program graduates may be prepared to begin careers in management, marketing, finance, or sales.

Managerial Positions

These are leadership roles designed to oversee and coordinate employee work within a business or organization. These positions involve setting goals, creating plans, overseeing tasks, and ensuring work is completed in a timely yet efficient manner.

*Managerial positions include:

  • Department Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Operations Managers


Business administration programs expose students to the fundamentals of market research, consumer behavior, and marketing strategies. Students may also practice creating marketing plans for new and existing businesses based on this research.

*MMC’s business administration program may prepare students for marketing positions such as:

  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Brand Manager
  • Market Researcher
  • Digital Marketing Manager


Most business administration programs provide courses in finance, so students develop an understanding of financial markets and institutions. They train students to interpret financial data before making business decisions and develop financial plans based on specific goals. They also prepare students to make informed decisions regarding investment strategies and risk management.

*MMC’s business administration program may prepare students for finance positions such as:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Planner


Business administration programs help train students to understand consumer behavior. This combined with an understanding of customer service, interpersonal skills, and communication skills can be ideal for sales positions. These skills can be used to design and implement effective sales strategies based upon your understanding of the sales process.

*These insights could be valuable in sales positions such as:

  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Coordinator
  • Sales Manager
  • Business Development Manager

Business Administration Degree Programs at Miller-Motte

We strive to train well-rounded, career-ready professionals with our Business Administration program. We expose our students to sales principles, risk mitigation, project management skills, and more. Students may enhance existing skills or develop new skills to assist in pursuing careers in business-related fields upon program completion.

At Miller-Motte, we encourage our students to apply their new skills through group exercises, projects, and presentations. We believe our hands-on approach builds student confidence as they refine their strategies and present their findings.

We offer three award types in our business administration program:

  • Associate of Occupational Science
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Bachelors of Science

Associate of Occupational Science in Business Admin

Our Associate of Occupational Science track in business administration is available through our:

  • August, GA campus
  • Columbus, GA campus
  • Macon, GA campus

This program track offers hybrid courses and can be completed in as little as 18 months.

Associate of Applied Science in Business Admin

Our Associate of Applied Science track in business administration is available through our:

  • Charleston, SC campus
  • Conway, SC campus
  • Jacksonville, NC campus
  • Wilmington, NC campus
  • Chattanooga, TN campus

This program track offers hybrid courses at our Charleston, Conway, Jacksonville, Wilmington, and Chattanooga campuses. Students can also earn their associate degree in business administration through our Chattanooga campus fully online. Students can complete this track in as little as 18 months.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Students could earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 30 months with our fully online Business Administration degree program. Our bachelor’s in business administration track is offered online through our Chattanooga campus.

In Summary

A business administration program trains students for ample career opportunities and pathways. The skillset developed during these programs are diverse and can be applied across many industries. Students may choose to further develop their understanding of skills covered during their program into a specialty.

Graduates of business administration programs may be prepared to handle a range of business-related responsibilities and tasks. How graduates choose to use their business administration degree depends on their individual goals and interests.

*Miller-Motte College cannot guarantee employment, position title, or salary.

Information within this blog is for general information purposes only. Miller-Motte does not assume or guarantee certification/licensures, specific job/career positions, income earning potential or salary expectations based on the programs offered at Miller-Motte. Career and program information statements in this blog do not guarantee that programs or other information mentioned are offered at Miller-Motte.