Business Administration

Program Type: Major, Minor
Program Level: Undergraduate, Associate
Department: Social Sciences


Whether you have a knack for finance, marketing or have a keen interest in health care or human resources, our business administration program will help you share your unique talents. In fact, College of Distinction has awarded Mount Marty University's Business Administration program a first-rate program and recognized MMU as professional accreditations in these fields. 



Today’s business and market trends guide the business administration program at Mount Marty—and so do our faculty. Our professors understand current business practices and how they relate to accounting, management, business law, and economics because they’ve done it! They have the professional experience to help you challenge assumptions and dig deeper to find solutions that really work for the modern business world. Both in and out of the classroom, our faculty get to know you and will help steer you in the direction of your God-given gifts, whether you’re into investment banking or want to launch your own business idea. You’ll also participate in an internship during your junior or senior year, working to improve the community and gain the in-depth knowledge you need to become a leader in your field.


  • Well-rounded education. You can explore options for a double major or minor in other related disciplines such as English, criminal justice, mathematics. You’ll also have the opportunity for cooperative work in recreation management and environmental science.
  • Professional, caring mentors. The Yankton business community—accountants, bankers, and attorneys—assist faculty with teaching so you’re learning directly from leaders in the field. 
  • Specialize your degree. You’ll be able to choose an emphasis in banking/finance, health care administration, or management in our bachelor’s degree. Or you can earn an associate’s degree in business administration.

Accountant – An accountant is a person who is in charge of maintaining, editing and reporting private or public financial records in accordance with governmental regulations. Average Salary: $67,190

Bank Compliance Officer – A bank compliance officer keeps track of all accounting, lending and investments made within a bank according to federal regulations. Average Salary: $76,580

Banker – A banker is responsible for monitoring financial activities, establishing positive customer relations and dealing with private and corporate customers in retail or commercial banking offices. Average Salary: $51,540

Business Management Analyst – Management analysts identify and propose ways that a company can improve their efficiency, they help make organizations more profitable by reducing costs and increasing revenues. Average Salary: $81,320

Chief Financial Officer – The chief administrative officer leads an organization and must oversee various operations including finance, manufacturing, research and development, marketing and property management. Average Salary: $309,420

Corporate Development Manager – A corporate development manager develops strategies and determines profitable acquisitions for a company, they also oversee training programs, hiring of new staff and budgets. Average Salary: $102,640

Economist – Economists study how society uses resources such as labor, land, machinery and raw materials to produce services and goods by analyzing data and researching market trends. Average Salary: $99,180

Education Administrator (Postsecondary) – Educational administrators at postsecondary locations (colleges and universities) oversee the faculty, academics and student services. Average Salary: $88,580

Financial Accountant – Financial accountants analyze and prepare a client’s financial paperwork and records and make sure all taxes are paid. Average Salary: $51,709

Human Resource Manager – Human resource managers are responsible for overseeing an organization, company or agency’s human resource department, screening resumes and setting up appointments during the hiring process. Average Salary: $104,440

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Business Administration students at Mount Marty University have an abundance of internship opportunities, such as:

  • Manufacturing (ex. Wells Blue Bunny, Kolberg/Pioneer)
  • Retail
  • Government (ex. FDIC)
  • Small Business Development Center
  • City of Yankton
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Banking (Cortrust, First Dakota National Bank_

While there are many opportunities within the Yankton community, the internships do not have to be completed here. Students can also complete an internship at a business at home during the summer.

Major Course Requirements*

  • BUS 125 Introduction to Business
  • BUS 215 Business Communications
  • BUS 225 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 231 Principles of Management
  • BUS 255 Macroeconomics
  • BUS 256 Microeconomics
  • BUS 270 Management Information Systems
  • BUS 370 Corporate Finance
  • BUS 372 Legal Environment of Business
  • BUS 390 Business Ethics/Community Service
  • BUS 483 Business Strategy
  • BUS 485 Internships and Professional Development


Related Course Requirements

  • ACC 120 Accounting I
  • ACC 121 Accounting II
  • MTH 150 College Algebra
  • MTH 219 Elementary Statistics


Students must choose at least one of the following emphases:

 Banking/Finance Emphasis Requirements

  • BUS 269 Personal Finance
  • BUS 327 Money and Banking
  • BUS 357 Bank Management
  • BUS 460 Investments


Health Care Administration Emphasis Requirements

  • BUS 335 Human Resource Management
  • BUS 345 Health Care Management, Administration and Leadership
  • BUS 420 Health Care Finance
  • BUS 430 Health Care Delivery Systems and Management
  • BUS 485 Internship (6 credits)


Management Emphasis Requirements

  • BUS 335 Human Resource Management
  • BUS 336 International Business
  • BUS 380 Entrepreneurship
  • BUS 412 Production/Operations Management

*as stipulated by the 2016-17 college catalog

Business administration students here at Mount Marty University often study their major while also obtaining a minor, or even another major. For example, you could decide to major in both business administration and accounting, or you could choose to pursue a minor in Spanish or political science.

Mount Marty students have the opportunity to be a part of the Business Club, regardless of what their major is. The Business Club goes to Birkshire Hathaway in May, which is a stockholders’ meeting in Omaha, NE, to observe and learn more about the field. Business students and members of the business club also participate in the Yankton Startup Weekend, where students and other community members learn about starting their own businesses and how to go about making it come to life.  

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