Business Administration at Adams State University

Take charge of your career with a business degree from Adams State University. A dedicated faculty with real-world business experience will teach you to apply sound business practices within evolving business and economic environments. Upon graduation, you’ll have the foundational knowledge required to pursue your chosen career path, whether it’s accounting, finance, management, marketing, teaching or more.

To ensure your success, the School of Business offers small classes, state-of-the-art technology and a contemporary, integrated business curriculum. At the same time, you’ll experience meaningful internship experiences for academic credit, allowing you to explore potential careers, work on special projects, practice decision making outside of the classroom, and gain valuable experience relevant to your coursework.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

with areas of emphasis in

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

with areas of emphasis in

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Health Care Administration
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Systemic Change & Communities

Online Undergraduate Business Programs

The online undergraduate business programs provide the dynamic experience of a traditional class with the flexibility of a web-based environment. Students in online semester-based courses interact with instructors and fellow students through weekly assignments, activities, and discussions. These online programs follow structured academic calendars.

Minor in Business

Whether you’re majoring in geology, psychology, communications— and everything in between — ASU’s Minor in Business provides a valuable skill set for the professional world, and will set you apart from your peers. Minor in accounting, agribusiness, business administration, economics, finance, international business, management, marketing, taxation or health care administration.

Business Administration Program Highlights

The ASU School of Business is the largest undergraduate program in the university, with nearly 724 students. Our students, coming from across the U.S, and internationally, regularly provide campus-wide leadership through student government, business club leadership and other elected offices.

The largest undergraduate program, with nearly 724 students.

Business Administration Program Outcomes

Average five-year job placement (2-year average)
Graduate school admission rate (2-year average)

5-year B.S./M.B.A.

The School of Business is pleased to offer a program that allows select business majors to earn a bachelor’s and masters in just five years. The 5-year B.S./M.B.A. helps exceptional students get a head start in their career in business. The curriculum allows students several options so they can customize their degree to the area in business most relevant to their career goals.


Certified Public Accountant
Agricultural Loan Officer
Portfolio Manager
Medical Group Administrator
Social Media Manager
Small Business Owner
Graphic Designer

Business Administration Program Faculty

Liz Thomas Hensley, Ph.D
Department Chair | Professor of Marketing | MBA Director
Zena Buser, Ph.D
Professor of Agribusiness
Yusri Zaro
Assistant Professor of Banking and Finance
Natalie Rogers, CPA, CFE
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Sheryl Abeyta
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Kyle Glenn
Assistant Professor of Economics
Marco Polo Tello Velasco
Assistant Professor of Management

Business Administration Curriculum

Explore Some of Our Courses

BUS 211: Business Law (3 hours)
Study of the legal principles pertaining to contracts, agency, negotiable instruments, corporations, partnerships, and government regulations. Research of actual cases is required.

BUS 361: Principles of  Management (3 hours)
Explores theory and practice of managing an organization and its personnel with emphasis on planning, designing, and controlling to meet the needs of modern public or private organizations. Includes emerging trends and international issues.

BUS 385: Sports Marketing (3 hours)
Illustrates the dynamic, progressive and influential nature of sports marketing. Explores the sport marketing concept as a consumer-driven, integrated, goal-oriented philosophy for a team, event, organization or athlete. Topics covered include: athletic endorsements, team sports, event sponsorships and alternative sports.

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