Ready to Hit the Ground Running

Olin has high academic standards for its business administration degree, which is what you should expect from a top-ranked school.

You put a lot into your BSBA course work, but you also get a lot out of it, personally and professionally. Before you arrive on campus, you’ll confer with the academic advisor who will guide your next four years, recommending specific courses and resources that support your educational goals.

Four years of business school courses – supplemented by a wide range of university electives – will prepare you to hit the ground running in your chosen career. A degree in business administration teaches you critical-thinking skills that enable you to solve the right problems and to make decisions quickly and confidently.

The flexible curriculum lets you explore and discover passions across the university's five undergraduate schools.

Hands-on experiences are embedded in the curriculum, providing numerous opportunities to consolidate what you learn and to apply your management knowledge to class or client projects, research papers, and work responsibilities.

All first-semester business students enroll in MGT 150 for an introduction to the functional areas of business and entrepreneurialism. As you work to design your own enterprise, you build skills in teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and an understanding of the complex interplay of business functions.

Honors in Management poster presentation

Seniors can earn the Honors in Management designation at graduation by completing a two-semester seminar. The fall semester course is team taught by various faculty members. In spring semester, students form teams to develop substantial research projects and present their findings to the Olin community.

Fast Facts

8 majors
and a second major, a joint major, and 6 minors
30 states and 5 countries represented in Olin’s Class of 2021
of Olin students pursue a second major or minor
BSBA Class of 2022 median base salary
Minimum credits taken outside of Olin
of BSBA students were in top 10 percent of high school class