Business Administration Major & Minor

Hartwick’s business administration major immerses you in business operations. It starts in your very first course, Introduction to Business, where you’ll manage a virtual manufacturing company.

Hartwick’s business administration program provides students the opportunity to acquire and expand the skills and competencies needed in the workplace—intellectual, technical, and interpersonal. Students learn that business management involves multiple elements, in surprising mixtures, at any moment.

Where degrees in business administration can take you.

Electives like “Consumer Behavior”, “Global Marketing: Italy”, “Power, Business & Society”, and “Social Entrepreneurship” will take you to the next level. Lessons from crafting a business plan for an idea of your choice to comparing luxury brand marketing in the US vs. in Italy opens doors to the opportunities that await you after graduation.

A closer look.

Hartwick business majors get a deep understanding of how global business functions. You’ll elect to take the reins of a virtual corporation with manufacturing plants and customers throughout the world, or enroll in “Doing Business with Asia” in the fall and then travel there during our January Term to study “Doing Business in Asia”.  

Beyond the basic.

The student-run Accounting and Business Society frequently sponsors a wide range of activities, including visits by business leaders and off-campus adventures ranging from Wall Street road trips to weekend barbecues.

Business students are encouraged to participate in internships while at Hartwick. Past internship placements include:

  • Social Media Marketing, Duplays, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Sales, Maxim Group, New York, NY
  • Advertising, Lucy Generals, London, England
  • Information management, IOXUS, Oneonta, NY
  • Marketing, Brewery Ommegang & National Baseball Hall of Fame, both in Cooperstown, NY

Putting business administration to work.

Recent Hartwick business administration graduates have found employment in many prestigious companies and organizations, and study at some of the finest graduate schools in the nation.

Hartwick alumni work for:

  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Unilever
  • Kayak
  • Pepsi
  • Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising
  • Walt Disney World

Or continue their studies at:

  • Syracuse University
  • John Fisher College
  • Albany Law
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • The College of St. Rose

Working with Clarkson University and Union Graduate College, Hartwick offers dual degree programs that allow students to earn a bachelor’s from Hartwick in four years and a MBA (master of business administration) from Clarkson University or Union Graduate College in one additional year.

Meet the business administration faculty.

Hartwick’s expert business administration faculty are future-focused. They deliver an experience-enhanced education to students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference in the world after graduation.

Stephen A. Kolenda, CPA, CGMA
Professor, MBA, University of Connecticut
Areas of focus:
Economic regional development issues in China, Burma, Laos, and Thailand
Theodore Peters
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany
Areas of focus:
Health Care, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior
Thomas Sears, CPA
Professor, MBA, Syracuse University
Areas of focus:
US & International Taxation, International Relations, Recipient of Hartwick’s Margaret B. Bunn Award for Outstanding Teaching
Pinki Srivastava
Executive-in-Residence, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Areas of focus:
Health care, International business, Social Entrepreneurship
Pauline Stamp
Assistant Professor, PhD, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA
Areas of focus:
Entrepreneurship, Consumer Behavior, Social Media Marketing
Anthony Vennero
Assistant Professor, DM, University of Maryland
Areas of focus:
Marketing: Management and Research in the Global Economy; CSR
Daniel Vo
Assistant Professor, PhD Economics, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Areas of focus:
Entrepreneurial Finance, Microeconomics
Priscilla Wightman, CPA, CGMA, CFE
Professor, MS, State University of New York at Albany
Areas of focus:
CSR & Sustainable Business, Government & NFP Financial Management, Financial Fraud, Recipient of Hartwick’s Margaret B. Bunn Award for Outstanding Teaching

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program.

Ready to move faster? Get the full Hartwick business administration  experience in three-quarters the time at three-quarters the cost. Learn more about the three-year program.


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