Business Administration - Career Pathways

Business Department

What is Business Administration?

The Department of Business Administration offers a rigorous, up-to-date curriculum, preparing students for imaginative and responsible citizenship and for domestic and international leadership roles in business management. Majors include strong components in ethics, global and cultural awareness, technology, critical thinking, and leadership .

Academic Programs

Currently, Fredonia offers eight different "4+1" programs, involving four years of study at Fredonia and one at a participating university.

What Can I Do with a Business Administration Degree?

A degree in Business Administration qualifies students for careers with small businesses, large corporations, and public entities in fields such as investment, sales promotion, and personnel administration. The department's programs provide the knowledge and skills required for success in the job market and in graduate studies, including M.B.A, M.S., and J.D. programs.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Bank Teller
Campaign Coordinator
Financial Manager
Financial Service Sales Agent
Fraud Detection Officer
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Specialist
Insurance Sales Agent 

Loan Officer
Marketing Manager 
Market Research Analyst
Purchasing Manager
Real Estate Broker
Sales Engineer
Sales Manager
Sales Representative
Tax Attorney

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers.

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may join clubs Accounting Society, American Society of Quality, Business Club, National Honor Society in Business Administration, ENACTUS, and Financial Management Association.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn. The CDO’s professional mentoring program, Fredonia Career Connection, is also a great place to find a mentor!

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Professional Associations

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Get Connected

Stay up to date on news and events by following the Business Administration Department on Facebook.

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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Career Development Office

Gregory Hall, 2nd floor
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3327
(716) 673-3593 fax