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Introduction 

The General Business Administration major is designed for those who wish to develop a broad understanding of business fields (Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing), rather than focusing on a specific one. In particular, those who want to become business generalists or entrepreneurs and those who are interested in starting or managing small to medium-sized businesses may pursue the General Business Administration major.

Program Benefits 

The curriculum for the General Business Administration major is designed to provide a better flexibility that allows students to choose courses in the disciplines of Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing based on their interest.

Successful completion of the General Business Administration major will enable you to approach a business situation from a problem-solving perspective: abstract key issues to be addressed in the situation, identify relevant business knowledge and options suitable for the situation, critically analyze these options, and make a clear written and oral recommendation.

The College of Business and Management has a set of well-established Program Learning Goals and Learning Objectives across all majors that are assessed on a periodic basis. The College of Business and Management is AACSB accredited, and is among top 5% of the worldwide business schools offering degree programs. See Dean’s Welcome for four compelling features to study in the College of Business and Management.

Career Options 

The knowledge and skills developed in the General Business Administration major can qualify students for a wide variety of jobs in both public and private sector organizations because of their broad-based preparation in general business. A sample of the jobs after graduation includes:

  • Accountants
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Financial Officers
  • (Assistant) General Managers
  • Human Resources Generalists
  • Marketing Coordinators
  • (Branch) Operations Generalists
  • Sales Generalists

Northeastern's Career Development Center empowers students and alumni by providing excellent opportunities for career exploration.

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information 

Take a closer look at the Bachelor of Science in General Business Administration and the courses offered toward the degree.

General Business Administration, B.S.

Department and Contact Information 

If you are interested in the program of have questions, please contact Management and Marketing at (773) 442-6121.

Management and Marketing

About Northeastern 

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