Business Administration

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Reach new heights with a business administration degree from Northern Vermont University.

At NVU, our business administration degree offers you more than just theory. You’ll gain a solid foundation in the principles of business – from economics to marketing to management — in small, personalized classes with experts in the field. But from the start, you’ll put those theories to work.

Case studies, class discussions, computer simulations, research, and real projects for real clients are the tools we use to give you a real-world education. Our business administration degree prepares students to identify key issues facing an organization, formulate possible solutions, research and evaluate alternatives, and lead effectively.

NVU business students conduct market research and provide SWOT analyses for local businesses; intern at businesses near and far; and learn from alumni and local business leaders who share their experiences, insight, and wisdom about having a successful career in business.

One-On-One Attention from Faculty

Your professors are professionals in their fields who have substantial experience and success in the private industry. Students can look forward to classes with current, relevant, activity-based learning. With only 10-25 students per class, students get an education closely tailored to their interests and strengths, and they are able to work closely with their professors.

As you progress toward your degree, you’ll hone practical and marketable skills that will get you the job once you graduate. Whether you dream of starting a business in rural Vermont or traveling the world in the hospitality industry, a business administration degree from Northern Vermont University will help you get where you want to go.


Jason Shafer

Zach Levy ’17

Zach learned about advertising, sales, and market research in his business classes at NVU, but used his internship at Untapped to gain skills in search engine optimization, writing, and social media.

Jason Shafer

Kristi McFarlane ’20

During her internship at the Union Bank in Johnson, Kristi McFarlane ’20 turned her workplace into a classroom. She learned customer service skills, how to manage employees, cash handling, and communication techniques.

Jason Shafer

Jennifer Stein ’15

“NVU definitely prepared me for my career. The business program stressed local entrepreneurship and working in the community, and here I am working at the local coop.”

Related Concentrations

Associate of Science in Business Administration

Northern Vermont University also offers an associates business administration degree on both campuses. Select the link for the campus you’re interested in to view requirements and other catalog information. 

Minor in Business

Students can also minor in business administration. View the minor requirements for the program on each campus below.