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Business Administration

Business administration majors learn from business professionals with real-world marketplace experience. Students may select an emphasis within accounting, finance, international business, management, marketing, or general business.

  • The business administration program at Wisconsin Lutheran College is nested in the liberal arts and is firmly rooted in Christ. Combining Christian ethics with business savvy, students will learn to use their gifts to their full potential in the workplace or in graduate school. 

    What Makes the Program Distinctive?

    The business professors at WLC have real-world experience as executives of many of the largest companies in the world. More importantly, they are Christians, who have learned how to excel in the business world without comprising their faith or morals. Professors in the business administration program strive to develop students’ skills in critical thinking, negotiating, analyzing, ethical decision making, and communicating. All of these characteristics are critical to a student’s future success as a Christian leader. As a result, students are prepared to make an immediate contribution to an organization upon graduation.

  • ACADEMICS AND RESEARCH

    Relevant Learning Experiences

    WLC business administration majors don't just study in the classroom, they learn from business professionals in the real-world marketplace. Students and faculty take trips to places such as the headquarters of Fifth Third Bank in Chicago. On previous trips, students have heard from the Chief Investment Officer of the bank, participated in a panel discussion with the bank's money management team, and toured the Chicago Board of Trade.

    Valuable Internships

    An internship may be a student's most valuable tool when seeking employment upon graduation, allowing a smooth transition from being a student to a full-time professional. WLC helps students secure internships in which they learn about their chosen career area, get valuable experience, and network with professionals. Students have interned at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Merrill Lynch, Robert W. Baird & Co., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and U.S. Bank.

    BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

    ENACTUS

    WLC business administration majors may participate in a national student organization called Enactus. The group, overseen by business faculty, helps students become “en”trepreneurial through “act”ion affecting all of “us.” Students participate in local businesses and create new business opportunities. As well, students manage a live investment portfolio funded through donor money. Profits from the investments are returned to WLC. 

    GRADUATE SCHOOL AND CAREERS

    Graduate School

    WLC graduates may choose to continue their education in graduate school. A WLC business administration degree and real-world internship experience provide the necessary background for admission to most MBA programs. Business administration alumni have attended graduate school at UWMilwaukee, UW-La Crosse, UW-Whitewater, University of Miami, University of Texas-Dallas, Michigan State University, Indiana University, and Marquette University.

    Careers

    A bachelor's degree in business administration from WLC can lead to a successful career in a wide range of fields including economics, management, marketing, and finance. WLC business administration alumni are investment consultants, marketing managers, vice presidents, and entrepreneurs. They work with such companies as Attention Era Media, Bank of America, City Lights Design, Clear Medical Solutions, Cygnus Business Media, Enercon, FedEx, Great-West Financial, Infosoft Group, Insight Group Technologies, Johnson Controls, Kohl's, Merrill Lynch, Minnwest Corporation, Moore Benefits, PNC Financial, Red Arrow Labs, Robert W. Baird & Co., Roundy's, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, U.S. Bank, Venturedyne, Wells Fargo, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, and Yelp.