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Business Administration

Our Shields School of Business Administration Department offers degree options that carefully blend a high-caliber, technical business education with an integrated liberal arts education, all grounded in Franciscan values. Our faculty members are academicians with real-world experience. They bring their business knowledge and savvy to the classroom, while teaching students about ethics and how their decisions in the field of business influence others.

  • Undergraduate Programs:

    • Degree Options
    • Highlights
    • Real-World Experience
    • Double Major / Masters Options
    • About the Department
    Degree Options

    The Shields School of Business is pleased to offer a variety of minors that students can earn to become proficient in various business-related disciplines. These practical minors allow students to build knowledge in areas that complement their existing majors, and add critical business skills to their resumes—skill sets often sought by employers in all industries, everywhere in the world.



    • Highly qualified faculty with real-world experience
    • Individual attention
    • Opportunity to become a member of our award-winning Enactus team and other business clubs
    • Study abroad in the “Spring Break in London” program
    • Notable national business professionals lecture at SFU as part of the Dr. Albert A. Zanzuccki Endowed Chair in Business Program
    • Impact in the marketplace: At Saint Francis we understand the vast potential of business to improve the quality of life for everyone in a society. We also understand, as our patron St. Francis knew, that businesses can do well while doing good. If you are interested in doing well in the business world, or in expanding your business skills, our curriculum will expose you to all aspects of business and ethics that will ultimately help you have a positive impact in the marketplace.
    Real-World Experience

    Part of our curriculum ensures that you gain real-world business experience through internship positions. You will be able to use what you learn in the classroom on actual projects with clients at our Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Center for Global Competitiveness (CGC). 

    You can choose to become a member of our award-winning Enactus. Enactus is one of the largest collegiate organizations in the world, with more than 1,700 chapters on colleges in 42 countries. Our Enactus chapter is heavily involved in regional competitions and has been named a regional champion in three of the past six years.

    Double Major / Masters Options
    • Double majoring at the Shields School of Business is a popular option among students. Graduating with multiple business degrees adds relevant skill sets to your resume, which makes you a more marketable candidate to employers. In many cases you can complete your double major in four years.   Learn more about double majoring >
    • You can also accomplish your masters degree while obtaining your undergraduate degree, allowing you to finish both in five years.  Learn more about Graduate Fast-Tracks >
    About the Department

    Do you want to work for a Fortune 500 company? Are you interested in international business? Would you like to become an entrepreneur? Whatever path you are seeking, our Business Administration Department will give you the knowledge, confidence and values to succeed.

    All of our business programs are supported by a Common Business Core that provides a broad-based business education and includes courses in accounting, economics, business communication, finance, the legal environment of business, management, marketing, production and operations management, statistics, and strategic management.

    Through the core you will also develop critical skills such as effective communication (writing and speaking); creative, critical thinking, and mathematical thinking; human relations and teamwork; and productive use of information (computer) technology. We also focus on unifying themes including global business, understanding and appreciating diversity, fostering empirical links with the business community (realism), making connections across business functions and disciplines, and seeing the ethical dimensions of business practices and decisions.