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Business Administration Major

Interested in the “people side” of business—including management, marketing, human resources or public relations? Gordon's flexible business administration major allows you to apply your communication, strategic thinking and collaboration skills to virtually any area of business—technology, retail, manufacturing, finance services and more. You’ll learn how to approach your work in light of your Christian call as you build a foundation for a lifetime of personal growth and excellence as a future business leader.

Prepare for your first job—and for the job you’ll hold 15 years later.

Gordon's Economics and Business Department offers a personalized, professional approach to equipping you for a successful career grounded in concepts of vocation and Christian leadership. You'll pair a liberal arts foundation with a global emphasis, plenty of practical experience and an ethical lens to stand out in the field.


80% of faculty hold industry experience—from places like Fidelity, PNC Bank, Honeywell and Liberty Mutual.


75% of students do two internships as undergraduates—at places like State Street, KPMG, VMware and MassPay.

Why study business administration at Gordon?

Situated just north of Boston—one of the world’s biotechnology and healthcare epicenters, and a hub for finance—Gordon students have opportunities for critical hands-on learning and internships. In the Economics and Business Department at Gordon, you will benefit from a strong combination of technical business training and Christian liberal arts education. Our highly experienced faculty will prepare you for excellence and mission in the marketplace as you cultivate integrity and wise stewardship.

What careers can I pursue with a business administration major?

Business administration students have an outstanding record of acceptances into top MBA programs, law schools, and graduate programs in public policy and international affairs. They quickly establish careers in a variety of sectors—from small businesses to Fortune 500 firms—including:

  • Human resources
  • Management and leadership
  • Marketing
  • Sales and development
  • Financial services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Small business
  • Nonprofit work

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Career Statistics from Finance, Economics, Business, and Accounting graduates:

Econ-bus alumni stats Econ-bus alumni statsInformation gathered through EMSI Data, which pulls mid-career earning information from multiple sources including Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, Online job postings, individuals’ online profiles, etc.


Logan Robertson

Logan Robertson ’04

Audit Manager, Kevin P. Martin & Associates, P.C.

“The first thing that comes to mind about my Gordon experience was the lifelong friends I made there—friends I remain close with today. The second thing that comes to mind were some of the tremendous professors I had at Gordon. I’ve appreciated their commitment to help students find internships and employment." Hear from others ➔


For hands-on learning and to clarify their career goals, business administration majors can pursue a variety of internships at places like Raytheon, Grant Thornton and HubSpot, to name a few.

On campus, you will be part of a close community of supportive mentors and learners. You may have the opportunity to complete an honors project, do research with a faculty member or work as a teaching assistant. And you can take advantage of student-led opportunities, including:

  • Business Club: features guest speakers, networking opportunities and annual trips to Boston, New York City or Washington, D.C.
  • Investment Club: builds students' in-depth investing knowledge
  • American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Executive Council: promotes an understanding of public policy issues and facilitates student trips to Washington, D.C.
  • Gordon College Student Association: liaises between students and the administration
  • Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership: equips students to initiate new and noble ventures


For more information, contact:

Kristen Cooper
Department chair

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