Business Administration

Learn to lead and empower the next generation of business innovators with a bachelors in business administration.

Welcome to Business Administration

The College of Management at Park University has crafted its mission and vision with input from our faculty, industry advisory boards, students, and other key constituents. We believe Park management graduates need to be career ready in a globally competitive environment.

Throughout its history, Park has been at the forefront of providing educational opportunities for students. In 1880, Park welcomed its first international student from Japan and started its relationship with the military in 1889. Today, Park students find themselves in an enriching environment on campus, online, and blended environments.

Park’s quality education flows from our faculty who play an important role in shaping our student’s future, guiding them from limited knowledge of a topic to a level of critical thinking and complex decision-making. Park’s faculty, through teaching quality and service learning opportunities, offer students — whether from the U.S. or one of 110 countries — the building blocks to fulfill their educational goals. The School of Business at Park University builds an educational platform that opens a world of opportunities for students and the communities we serve.

We welcome you to our learning community.

Kirby R. Brown
816-584-6308
kirby.brown@park.edu

What is a business administration degree?

The bachelors in business administration degree program provides a broad-based education in the principles of finance, management and marketing. Our graduates work in a number of business fields, including insurance, real estate, investments, banking, communications, manufacturing, retailing and wholesaling. Many go on to master’s-level study in law, management or other business specialties.

Locations & Learning Options for business administration

As a Bachelor of Business Administration student, you can choose one of six concentrations: Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Logistics, Management or Marketing.

Campus Centers & Online

Health Care Concentration

Campus Centers, Online & Parkville

Accounting Concentration

Computer Information Management Concentration

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Finance Concentration

Logistics Concentration

Professional Sales Concentration

Project Management Concentration

Campus Centers, Gilbert, Online & Parkville

Human Resource Management Concentration

Management Concentration

Marketing Concentration

Personal Financial Planning Concentration

Parkville

Digital Marketing Concentration

International Business and Economic Development Concentration

International Business Concentration

Labor Economics Concentration

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The 4+1 MBA Program allows undergraduate students in business (all majors) with at least 60 undergraduate credit hours and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to take graduate coursework in the MBA program, which will not only count towards fulfilling their undergraduate degree requirements, but will also count toward the completion of the MBA program. Qualified students may take up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) from the MBA curriculum, which will reduce the time necessary to complete the graduate degree from two years to as little as one year following the completion of the undergraduate degree (see table below). Students must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours combined of undergraduate and graduate classes each semester that he or she is taking MBA credits under this option.

The admission criteria for participation in the 4+1 program are as follows:

  • Students must have completed 60 undergraduate credit hours toward their baccalaureate degree.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale while in the program.
MBA COURSESUNDERGRADUATE COURSES
MBA515: Accounting for Management DecisionsAC380: Cost Accounting
MBA522: Organization Behavior and LeadershipMG371: Management and Organizational Behavior
MBA576: Operations ManagementMG375: Production and Operations Management
MBA615: Managerial FinanceFI360: Financial Management
MBA630: Strategic MarketingMK351: Principles of Marketing

*MBA515 is a prerequisite for MBA615.

Students participating in the 4+1 MBA Program are not guaranteed admission into the MBA program upon completion of their undergraduate degree in business.  All applicants for the MBA program must meet the admission criteria at the time of application.  In addition, students granted admission into the MBA program must satisfy the graduation requirements as stipulated in the Graduate Catalog.

The 4+1 MHA Program allows undergraduate students in business (all majors) with at least 60 undergraduate credit hours and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to take graduate coursework in the MHA program, which will not only count towards fulfilling their undergraduate degree requirements, but will also count toward the completion of the MHA program. Qualified students may take up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) from the MHA curriculum, which will reduce the time necessary to complete the graduate degree from two years to as little as one year following the completion of the undergraduate degree (see table below). Students must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours combined of undergraduate and graduate classes each semester that he or she is taking MHA credits under this option.

The admission criteria for participation in the 4+1 program are as follows:

  • Students must have completed 60 undergraduate credit hours toward their baccalaureate degree.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale while in the program.
MHA COURSESUNDERGRADUATE COURSES
HA516: Healthcare FinanceFI360: Financial Management
HA603: Healthcare Research Methods for Managerial Decision-MakingEC315: Quantitative Research Methods
HA509: Management of Health Information SystemsIS310: Business Applications
HA515: Marketing and Consumer Driven HealthcareMK351: Principles of Marketing

Students participating in the 4+1 MHA Program are not guaranteed admission into the MHA program upon completion of their undergraduate degree in business.  All applicants for the MHA program must meet the admission criteria at the time of application.  In addition, students granted admission into the MHA program must satisfy the graduation requirements as stipulated in the Graduate Catalog.

Kirby R. Brown


Dean, College of Management
kirby.brown@park.edu

Dr. Adrian James

Associate Dean School of Business
Professor of Management
adrian.james@park.edu

Mohamed Abualhaija

Chair
Associate Professor of Accounting
mohamed.abualhaija@park.edu

Dr. Lacey Finley

Chair
Assistant Professor of Management
lfinley@park.edu

Dr. Robert Kao


Associate Professor of Finance
rkao@park.edu

Nicholas Miceli

Dr. Nicholas Miceli


Associate Professor of Management/Human Resources
nicholas.miceli@park.edu

Dr. Peter Soule


Professor of Economics
Pete.Soule@Park.edu

Dr. Henry Roehrich


Professor of Management/Marketing
henry.roehrich@park.edu

Toni-Rochelle Ford

Dr. Toni-Rochelle Ford


Associate Professor, Marketing
tford@park.edu

Lecturer, Management School of Business

Marion Ricono


Lecturer in Management
mricono@park.edu

Professor of Economics

Dr. Stephen Bell


Professor of Economics
stephen.bell@park.edu

AJ Lutz


Lecturer in Finance
alutz@park.edu

Shape the future with a business administration degree

Park University’s School of Business prepares a diverse set of learners to support free enterprise in a socially responsible manner, within a global community. The Business Administration core includes courses in accounting, economics, international business, mathematics, law, policy, marketing and management. You can then choose from one of six concentrations.

business administration Career opportunities

  • Entrepreneur
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
students in class talking with instructor, business administration
students in class, business administration

A degree in business administration: a great return on your investment

Park University’s School of Business is one of the largest nonprofit business and management schools in the U.S. Our mission is to provide quality, innovative, application-based learning. As a Business Administration major, you will learn principles that cross disciplines. You’ll graduate poised to generate new ideas and make them happen.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.