College for Women | School of Business

Business Administration

Are you interested in learning how to manage people, products and services across a variety of marketing channels and globally? A St. Kate’s business administration major, offered on our St. Paul campus, will prepare you for success with a values-based business education grounded in the liberal arts.

what can I do with a degree in Business Administration?

With a St. Kate’s business administration degree, you can pursue a variety of careers, including:

  • Sales
  • Human resource management
  • Financial analysis
  • Management analysis
  • Sales and marketing
  • Market research analysis
  • Digital and social media marketing

Your St. Kate's degree will also prepare you for graduate work in business administration or organizational leadership, among others. Our students have been accepted into programs around the world, including the London School of Economics.

what will I study?

A St. Kate's major in business administration provides a solid academic foundation in marketing concepts, production processes and business technology. Every business course at St. Kate's includes an ethics component. Our faculty will teach you how to solve ethical dilemmas and stay true to your personal convictions.

  • "Integrated Marketing Communications” tests your skills by working with a local business to create a marketing plan, target an audience through social media or conduct market research.
  • In "Managing a Diverse Workforce," you will understand the impact of diverse cultures on the work environment and learn inclusive management practices.
  • Other courses, such as "Business Practicum," will take you off campus to gain internship experience.

While at St. Kate’s, all business majors are encouraged to complete one or more internships, because gaining professional work experience is an important part of your preparation for the business world.

In addition to working with partner organizations, you will run a business in your strategic management capstone through an interactive simulation program that integrates all the major functional areas of business: human resources, sales, finance and marketing.

Throughout your coursework, you will develop a professional portfolio to showcase your accomplishments to potential employers.

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why St. Kate’s?

Earning your degree in Business Administration from St. Catherine University will prepare you make a significant difference in the workplace and the world. Designed with leading organizations, our courses equip you with the skills and knowledge employers seek.

Your ability to lead and influence will be enhanced through coursework in leadership, strategic management, change management, and business analytics. You will also learn about the latest marketing trends through coursework in marketing and social media marketing.

The business administration department also offers many scholarships specifically for business majors.

Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a bachelor's degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate’s Experience

The St. Kate’s Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.