Sample Courses

  • Business Law
  • International Business
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance
  • Marketing
  • Micro and Macro Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quantitative Methods

Popular Electives

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Employment Law
  • Human Resource Management
  • Internet Marketing
  • Product and Brand Management

Recent Internships

  • Amazon
  • AYCO (Goldman Sachs)
  • Douglas Elliman
  • Estee Lauder
  • Palmer Foods

Alumni Spotlight

Kelly Abrams '20

Major: Business Administration

Minors: Marketing, Communication

Career: Abrams is an integrated media strategist at Within, a branding company in New York City. She specializes in developing and implementing strategies for social and paid media, working with clients across the fashion and health care spaces.

Business Administration Major

Why study business administration at Geneseo?

Business administration students acquire the knowledge and skills to manage and lead in a globally complex business world and in a socially responsible manner. The core curriculum provides a thorough knowledge of accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, global issues, management, leadership, marketing, and technology. Students also develop skills in communication, critical thinking, and teamwork.

Internship opportunities earn students academic credit while providing valuable real-world work experience, and the major opens doors to entry-level positions in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Students are encouraged to get involved in directed studies, internships, study abroad, field experiences, and academic conferences. Faculty support academic and professional advisement, individual student-faculty research, and field and study abroad opportunities.

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Program Highlights

  • Accreditation by AACSB International
  • Award-winning faculty (Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching or Research), a majority holding PhDs in their disciplines
  • Strong faculty-advised student clubs in marketing, HRM, entrepreneurship, and women in business; winners in multiple state and national competitions
  • Marketing Club affiliated with American Marketing Association
  • Human Resources Club affiliated with Society for Human Resource Management
  • Edward Pettinella ’73 Trading Room equipped with several Bloomberg terminals
  • Dedicated in-house Career Coach to support and guide job searches
  • Virtual employer and alumni panels as well as possible virtual interviewing with NY and national employers
  • Strong tradition of field study and conferences, field trips, and annual student-practitioner conferences
  • VentureWorks entrepreneurial training and networking program for students interested in building a high-tech, soft-tech, or low-tech start-up company

Example Careers

  • Advertising and Promotion Coordinator
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Marketing Executive
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Meeting, Convention and Event Planner
  • Operations/General Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Teacher, Professor, Business Educator

Recent Employers

  • Citigroup
  • Constellation Brands
  • Dixon Schwabl
  • M&T
  • Qualtrics
  • Rich Products

Recent Grad Schools

  • Duke
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • UB School of Law

Contact Info

Ian Alam, Program Director
alam@geneseo.edu
South Hall 118A
585-245-5372

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