Business Administration (B.S.)

Prepare for success in any business environment by studying with faculty who’ve worked at some of the country’s most dynamic companies. Apply what you learn in hands-on simulations, prestigious internships, and our Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center.


In DelVal’s business administration program, your classes will cover core topics such as marketing, operations, economics and finance. Our program allows you to explore your individual interests and career goals by choosing from a variety of specializations within business. You will learn to use principles and concepts associated with marketing, distribution, finance, production and management to achieve business objectives.

At DelVal, your education will focus on real-life business environments to prepare you for your future career.

  • Learn from faculty with vast industry experience with major companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. 
  • Apply what you're learning in the classroom through our Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center, prestigious internships, and hands-on activities such as business simulations.
  • Gain the skills you will need to analyze, plan and coordinate business activities to lead a successful operation.
  • This is a DelVal 4 + 1 program where you can earn your bachelor's and either an MBA, or our new Master's in Management and Organizational Leadership, in just 5 years. 

Our students graduate with the knowledge, experience and skills that today’s employers are seeking in business leaders!

100%
real-world experience
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$26,420
avg. net cost for freshmen in 2019
13:1
student to faculty ratio
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ACBSP Accredited
Accredited Program

Delaware Valley University has earned specialized accreditation for all MBA specializations through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP accreditation is a recognition of DelVal’s program quality, teaching excellence, focus on student outcomes, and continuous efforts to improve.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AT-A-GLANCE

Customize your degree to fit your individual goals and interests within business through our diverse course offerings!

Sample Courses:
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Management
  • Investing
  • Micro and Macro Economics
Specializations:

• Accounting

• General Business

• Management

• Marketing

• Sports Management

Business Administration Specializations

Our specialization in accounting covers the systems and methods used to analyze and report financial information. This specialization is designed to prepare you for career opportunities with in-house accounting teams in any industry or with accounting firms. Taking a few accounting courses can enhance your skills in any aspect of business, while the full accounting sequence is designed for students who plan to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Our business administration majors who specialize in accounting have an extremely high success rate passing The CPA Exam, and typically have one to three paid internships before graduating.

This specialization explores the many aspects of business, offering a high-level overview of business systems and the many functions and roles available as careers. Design your own specialization, minor in another academic area, or complete your MBA with just one additional year of study through this flexible specialization. Our students in this specialization benefit from our emphasis on data analytics.

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to manage teams! Management knowledge and experience is needed to lead successful organizations of any size in a competitive marketplace. In management focused classes, you will learn to coordinate business activities and resources in order to achieve organizational objectives. Our students in this specialization benefit from our emphasis on data analytics.

This specialization covers all aspects of building the business relationships needed to bring a product or service from “concept to customer.” Learn how successful marketers take an active role in satisfying their customers' needs through knowledge of product development, research, promotion, consumer behavior, sales and more. Our business administration students who specialize in marketing have the opportunity to earn a Social Media Certification from Hootsuite.

Combine your passion for sports with your interest in business! Students in our sports management specialization learn about management, marketing, law, finance and other business-related concepts, focusing intensely on the sports industry as a business. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Sports Management Club to get to know other students while expanding their knowledge of the field. Our business administration majors who specialize in sports management also have the opportunity to attend the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings, where many DelVal students have received internship or full-time job offers.

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The Experience360 Program gives you the opportunity to apply classroom lessons to real-world business activities including internships, career exploration experiences, study abroad, leadership development and more.

Career Paths

Our program provides a comprehensive background in core areas of business administration plus specializations to allow you to prepare for a career in your area of interest.

  • Accounting
  • Financial planning
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • General business 
  • Human resources
  • Academics
  • Sports management

Click here for Professional Licensure Disclosures for the Accounting track.

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Hands-On Experience Opportunity
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center

At the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center, students of all majors engage with teams of business faculty, local executive volunteers, and interns to advance the growth and sustainability of innovative student and community businesses. Through meaningful, hands-on collaboration and mentorship, the Center allows our business students to learn from working with real entrepreneurs and small businesses. 

The Watson Executive-in-Residence Series at Delaware Valley University
Learn from Real-World Executives!
The Watson Executive-in-Residence Program

The Watson Executive-in-Residence Program was created by Dr. Thomas Watson '57, and brings top executives from a wide-range of businesses to campus each semester. The executives address the students, sharing their own career paths and, providing honest career advice. They also participate in a luncheon with interested students, and a breakout session for more specific questions and answers. Dr. Watson awards a $5,000 scholarship to the top business student each semester as part of the program. 
 

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Gain Global Experience
Study Abroad Opportunities

Notice: We deeply regret that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be offering study abroad options in the 2020-2021 academic year. We plan to offer study abroad in the 2021-2022 year if international travel is deemed safe at that time. We are committed to keeping our students safe and healthy. 

The Department of Business sponsors two study abroad opportunities for our students.

Tradium
Tradium, one of the largest business and technical schools in Denmark, sends students to Delval for two weeks each fall. The visiting students attend classes with you and are hosted by Delval faculty members, local students, and others. In the spring, our students have the opportunity to visit Denmark for two weeks, to stay with host families, visit cultural sites, and attend classes. Your only expense is the airfare. 

Artevelde University
Spend a semester abroad at Artevelde University in Ghent, Belgium! All classes are in English and students are housed in student housing, where lasting friendships are made. The cost for the semester is the same as it would be if you were to stay at Delval, except for the airfare.

Contact
Lawrence Stelmach, Associate Professor
Meet Department Co-Chair William Viel

William Viel shares what he loves about teaching business administration students at Delaware Valley University. 

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