Business Administration

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Today’s workplace demands an excellent foundation in both technical skills and in business operations. With specific business specialties, you'll have what it takes to begin or advance your career. You can also build a skills set to start your own business.

Earn a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Degree
in Business Administration for Job-Ready Skills

Business Administration is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program designed to provide the technical skills to enter the job market in two years or less. Our colleges work closely with leaders in the industry to develop a curriculum with the most current theories and practices. Earn an associate degree or one of three specialty awards to become job-ready for a competitive workplace.

Business Administration

In the Business Administration program, topics include:

  • accounting
  • marketing
  • economics
  • human resources
  • business-related technology
  • teamwork
  • leadership
  • motivating people
  • communicating effectively

Why Is This a Good Career Bet? 

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas's targeted occupations lists eight separate business management and administration positions as high-growth areas this year. Projections include 3,340 positions in administrative services at an average of $52.18 per hour, 12,270 positions for business operations specialists at $39.69 per hour and 46,200 positions as customer support specialists at $16.54 per hour. 

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase of 21 percent each for supervisors of administrative support workers and administrative services managers.

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Degrees and Certificates in Business Administration

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What is the difference between the Management Degree options and the Business Administration Degree options?

The Management and Business Administration degree options are similar in that they share some of the same course requirements.

The primary differences are:

Business Administration develops a more diverse approach by requiring Business Law, Marketing, additional Accounting and Economics as well as Business and Management courses. The intent is to develop a wide range of knowledge that could be used in entrepreneurial, small business development, or with any employer.

Management has more focus in Supervising, Human Resource Management, and Problem Solving and Decision making with an additional focus on job related growth and development (Co-ops) with up to 12 college credits for job related learning.  There is a direct connection between the management skills developed and applying these skills as on the job enhancement.  The intent is to encourage development of management skills that lead to employment, job enrichment, and upward mobility in your career.

Learn about our cooperative work experience in business administration.