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Business Administration

Major in business administration at the University of Mary Washington and you’ll position yourself to succeed in the corporate world or as an entrepreneur. You’ll learn ethics, strategy, legalities, and more from master teachers, some who’ve worked for Fortune 500s. And our research and internship opportunities will give you the real-world experience you need to make a difference.

Areas of Study

UMW’s bachelor’s program in the College of Business allows you to major in accounting, general business, international business, or marketing. In addition, the program covers information systems and applications, applied statistics and business research, legal environment of business, principles of management, federal taxation, organizational behavior, human resource management, decision analysis, principles of finance, commercial law, consumer behavior, leadership theory and practice, negotiation, and more.


At UMW, you’ll find internship opportunities close to campus and in nearby Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia. Intern positions include real estate social media, advertising, marketing research and brand development, Chamber of Commerce communications, financial planning, and automotive business operations.

Getting a liberal arts education provided me with the opportunity to explore several different areas … Ultimately, the Business Department is where I landed and was most passionate. The liberal arts education definitely worked great for me and provided me with important life skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, economic and societal differences, various political perspectives, and communication skills.

– Dave Carrey ’96, CEO and co-founder, ROI Training


To be eligible for honors in business administration, you must have a 3.25 grade-point average in upper-division business administration courses and a 3.0 GPA overall. You’ll do a research project, write a thesis, and defend it before a faculty honors committee.

Major Requirements

To receive a bachelor’s degree in business administration in your chosen major of accounting, general business, or marketing, you will earn 48 credits, including 30 in core business courses and 18 in upper-level electives.


Many scholarships are available for business majors.

Program taught in:
  • English
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