Find Unlimited Opportunities with a Business Administration Degree

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

“Our undergraduate business degree programs have a great combination of experiential learning as well as textbook-traditional principles.”

-Kimberly Fredericks, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Grants & Community Relations and Associate Professor, School of Management

Classes for Business Majors

As a business major, you’ll take core courses in economics, management, marketing, information systems, human resources, accounting, finance,  law,  communication and strategy.

You may choose from 20+  elective courses such as sport management, sport law, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, advertising, professional selling, marketing research, corporate sustainability, organizational behavior, leadership and diversity, conflict management and mediation and more.

You may opt for a concentration in Marketing, Organizational Studies or Sport Management or to complement your business major with one of  20+ minors.  You will apply what you learn in class at a professional internship that is tailored to your goals. 


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 other business schools.

Business Program Distinctions

Our degree programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

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

Bachelor of Business Administration  

Students who pursue the B.B.A. 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 management courses

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Students who pursue the B.S. in Business Administration  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 other subjects. 

Careers with a Business Administration Degree


Alumni of Sage’s undergraduate management programs have been hired as a human resources manager 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; program coordinator at General Electric; marketing assistant at Groff Networks; and in roles at the Office of the New York State Comptroller.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook for Business and Financial Occupations, the median annual wage for this group was $76,570 in May 2021, with employment opportunities expected to grow 7% from 2021 to 2031 (The average growth rate for all occupations is 5%, according to the Bureau.)

Graduate Studies

Our 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.

Spotlights Pattern


As a business major, you’ll work with a faculty member who knows you to find an internship based on your goals. 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 and Albany Medical Center. Some of the internships resulted in full-time employment.

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Assistant Professor of Practice, Chair, Undergraduate Program and Graduate Program Director
Internship Coordinator and Associate Professor of Management
Associate Professor of Marketing