Our Business Majors Make a Major Difference

When you know you want to change the world, you want to get started as quickly as possible.

When you pursue a BSBA at WashU Olin, you start your education on day one.

  • Location
    St. Louis
  • Duration
    4 Years
  • Format
  • Start
  • Cost
    $61,750 Yearly

As a business major at Olin, you solve real-world management problems and sharpen your analytical skills. Learn from some of the brightest minds in business on our Danforth Campus and in classrooms around the world. And you get a four-year jump on a competitive and thrilling career.

Discover what it means to be Values Based, Data Driven™ in business and in life while also harnessing the flexibility to pursue other areas of interest throughout WashU.

BSBA by the Numbers

A four-year college education is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. At Olin, the return on that investment rewards you for a lifetime.



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Match Interests to Majors and Minors

Your choice in major and minor is important and guides the direction of your future career. As an undergraduate pursuing your BSBA degree, consider how you want to mix your passions and interests together as you choose from our eight business majors.

  • Accounting
  • Economics and Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management
  • Organization and Strategic Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

You have more than a year to take classes and consider your options—you declare your business major (or majors) during your sophomore year. Once decided, you tailor your academic portfolio to your career interests and objectives.

Learn more about majors and minors

Hands-On Learning Starts Today

Make today’s business better. It all begins here.

A BSBA from WashU is unlike a BSBA from anywhere else because it all starts the moment you arrive on campus. Here, you dig deep into specialty areas as an undergraduate from day one, tackling interdisciplinary projects that address important global and local issues.

You go beyond the classroom, applying what you’re learning to real-world situations as you study and collaborate with fellow future business leaders from all over the world. Explore other interests through WashU’s diverse range of major and minor programs. Gain global competency—an Olin requirement—through our unique internship opportunities. 

Center for Experiential Learning

Careers and Outcomes

After graduation from WashU Olin, you join a network of more than 28,000 alumni around the world. Through this network and deeply immersive business experiences, you gain access to a career beyond your wildest dreams. This isn’t hyperbole: We boast a 96% placement rate within 90 days of graduation. Our alumni report a median base salary of nearly $85,000 in their first year of full-time work and a median signing bonus of $10,600.

Your professional life begins long before graduation. Throughout your time at Olin, you work closely with faculty, advisors and colleagues to carefully plan your career. You have ample opportunities to put your collaboration and critical thinking skills into practice. Leveraging Olin’s Center for Experiential Learning and career experts at WashU’s Center for Career Engagement, you gain valuable experience while building relationships with leading innovators and decision-makers. When the time comes to receive your diploma, you’ll already be well on your way to a lifetime of business success.

Discover career resources

Global Competency

Our world grows smaller and more interconnected with every passing day—for this reason, we prioritize the development of a global perspective. We require global competency for all BSBA students. And we offer study abroad programs that vary in content, structure and duration so you can find the opportunity that’s right for you. More than 60% of our undergraduates study or intern in a foreign country. Many regard this time abroad as the highlight of their college careers.

Ask a Current BSBA

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Morgan Schrier

BS in Business Administration

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    Everyone wants you to reach your full potential during your time at Olin.

    Expected Graduation



    Memphis, Tennessee


     Major: Organization & Strategic Management, Minor: Psychological & Brain Sciences


    Bear Ambassadors, Olin Peer Ambassadors, Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority

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Riley Thompson

BS in Business Administration

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    There is a multitude of unparalleled opportunities and experiences in the Olin community that you cannot find anywhere else.

    Expected Graduation



    Minneapolis, MN


     Entrepreneurship & Film/Media Studies Double Major, Business of Entertainment Minor


    Alpha Kappa Psi, Olin Business Council, Sigma Nu, Skandalaris Center Intern, Olin Peer Ambassador, Washington University Student Associate

Join the WashU Community

Olin is one of the nation’s best business schools. And as one of Washington University’s seven schools, Olin is part of an even broader academic community.

As a WashU undergrad, you have access to more than 90 programs and 1,500 courses taught by some of the world’s finest professors. You have the chance to work on projects that transcend school and discipline. And you have the opportunity to participate in more than 350 student organizations alongside fellow students who will become your lifelong friends, your support system, and your future professional network and colleagues.