Unlimited Opportunities

People with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration are in demand in every kind of organization across industries, for-profit or non-profit.

Business Core (with Optional Concentrations)

As a Business Administration student, you’ll take core courses in economics, management, marketing, information systems, human resources, accounting, finance, business law, business communication and business strategy. You can choose from 20+ business management elective courses such as sport management, sport law, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, advertising, professional selling, marketing research, business sustainability, business ethics, organizational behavior, leadership and diversity, conflict management and mediation and more. You may opt to form a concentration in Marketing, Organizational Studies or Sport Management. You may opt to complement your Business Administration major with one of the 20+ minors, such as Graphic + Media Design or Theatre. You will apply what you learn in class at a professional internship that is tailored to your goals. 

Program Distinctions

Our undergraduate Business Administration programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and are available on campus, online or in a hybrid format. If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or master’s degree in Organization Management at Sage, you can take graduate courses in your senior year and may be eligible to get prerequisite courses waived — this means you can earn a bachelor’s degree and graduate degree in about five years. Or, you can pursue a master’s degree in Health Services Administration that prepares health services managers for a rapidly growing job market. 

You have the option to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration or a Bachelor of Science degree, depending on your plans for graduate school or career. Both generously transfer in your previous college credits. 

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

online, on campus or hybrid

We have three Business Administration programs: on campus, online and a campus/online hybrid. We offer both day and evening courses and 14-week and accelerated seven-week courses, to serve full-time and part-time students. 

Students who pursue the Bachelor of Business Administration are required to complete at least 30 credits in the liberal arts and sciences (of the total 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree), which allows you to take more business management courses. 

Business Administration (BS)

on campus

Students who pursue the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree complete 60 credits in the liberal arts and sciences (of the total 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree). This is a great option if you want to explore diverse interests besides business. 


Our professors are active researchers, consultants, business owners and community leaders, but they are teachers and mentors first. We keep classes small, therefore professors can offer individual attention and support that is rare in business schools.

“We think of ourselves as startups, and we try to get students to think of their careers as startups.” 

Kimberley Fredericks, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost and School of Management Faculty Member
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Your Future

As a graduate of Russell Sage College’s Business Administration program, you will be ready for employment in the working world or for graduate school.


Business Administration graduates work in a variety of fields. Recent graduates have been hired as manager of human resources and assistant to the CEO at Aquatic Development Group; program manager at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; operations analyst at Ayco; tax analytics program coordinator at General Electric; marketing assistant at Groff Networks; and in a number of roles at the Office of the New York State Comptroller.

Graduate Studies

Our Business Administration students may receive assured or early acceptance to 

If you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree at Sage, you can take graduate courses in your senior year and may be eligible to get prerequisite courses waived — this means you can earn a bachelor’s degree and graduate degree in about five years. 

Experiential Learning

The bachelor’s programs in Business Administration at Russell Sage pairs innovative classroom learning with real-world doing. You learn through hands-on projects, teamwork, simulation and case analyses of current business situations.

Internships & Networking Opportunities

As an undergraduate Business Administration student, you’ll work with a faculty member who knows you to find an internship opportunity based on your goals. Our well-defined internship process was lauded in the IACBE 2020 review. Recent employers that have hosted Business Administration interns from Sage include General Electric, Office of the New York State Comptroller, the New York State Police, Aflac insurance, Ayco financial services, 4Cite Marketing, MadAddie Marketing, the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association, the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy Web Consulting, Katie O’ Weddings and Events and Albany Medical Center. Some of the internships resulted in full-time employment.

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