Business Administration

Major / Minor

Dana Allen, MST, instructor of accounting, teaches a class in the Howard J. Burnett Center October 27, 2020 on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.

The Business Administration program of the Department of Economics & Business provides students with the opportunity to develop fundamental knowledge in economics, accounting, finance, marketing, and management—disciplines essential to a career in management. Within the college’s liberal arts environment, the program develops competency in business management while stressing critical thinking and analysis, as well as technology, writing and oral communication skills.

Students can personalize and focus their studies with emphases in entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, marketing, operations analytics, human resource management and international business. Learn more about these emphases in the W&J Course Catalog.

Business Administration Snapshot

Research and Internships

Firms/organizations providing recent internships include:

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Comcast
  • Nova Biostorage
  • Northwest Savings Bank
  • Fastenal
  • Perryman
  • Mylan

Postgraduate programs pursued by recent graduates include:

  • University of Pittsburgh College of Law
  • American University College of Law
  • West Virginia University College of Law Carnegie Mellon University,
  • MS Public Policy & Management
  • Duquesne University, MBA
Careers After W&J

Initial positions of recent graduates include:

  • Northwestern Mutual – Financial Advisor
  • ALDI – Management Trainee
  • New York Life – Associate
  • Dun & Bradstreet – Credit Advisor
  • Comcast – Business Analyst
  • BNY Mellon – Trade Support Specialist

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

Business Administration Faculty

Business Administration News

Dr. Robert Litchfield on international digital nomads

May 6, 2021

Robert Litchfield, co-author of the book Digital Nomads, agrees that the phenomenon of digital nomads “is only going to increase”. “I don’t think anyone has said, ‘I’m done with nomadism [because of the pandemic] and I’m going back to the office cubicle,'” says Dr Litchfield, who is an associate professor at…

Eduardo Carrera Morales ’99 receives Thomas G. Garth Character and Courage Award

May 5, 2021

Eduardo Carrera Morales, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico (BGCPR) received the Thomas G. Garth Character and Courage Award, the most important recognition given to a professional from Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the organization to which BGCPR is affiliated.

Business Administration Events

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