Business Administration

Set yourself up for many successful career paths when you pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Queens College.

Located in New York City, the home of Wall Street and the United Nations Headquarters, Queens College students have the opportunity to live and study in the heart of one of the world's most important economic centers.

Students enrolled in Queens College’s BBA program will learn the foundational skills needed for the modern business world through rigorous coursework, internships and extracurricular activities.

The BBA program allows students to pursue rewarding careers or graduate study with a major in one of three areas:

  • Finance

    Students interested in Finance will become fluent in the language and mechanics of the global banking industry.

  • International Business

    Those on the international business track will become dynamic problem-solvers able to navigate the challenges of multinational trade, finance and economic development.

  • Actuarial Studies

    Students pursuing Actuarial Studies will gain the mathematics and professional knowledge needed to pass the profession’s exams.

Along with a strong foundation in Business Administration, students at Queens College will receive a well-rounded liberal arts education to develop quantitatively, writing and interpersonal skills that prepare them for the challenges of global business.

An Environment of Excellence

Students have access to many groups and extracurricular learning opportunities to support their education and career path, including:

  • The Economics and Business Club.
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society)
  • ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America)
  • Ascend (Pan-Asian Leaders in Finance and Accounting)
  • Regular seminars from professors from Queens College and other universities

Graduate of the Queens College BBA have Pursued Careers in the Following Industries:

  • Commercial Banks
  • Insurance Companies
  • Management Consulting Firms
  • Market Research Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Corporate Finance
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Private Equity
  • Financial Planning

Internship Opportunities

Students enrolled in Internship for Economics (ECON 393) will have the chance to gain real-world experience through an internship at one of New York City’s countless industry-leading employers. Recently, students pursuing the BBA have completed (or participated in) the following internships:

  • Tax intern at Deloitte
  • Financial Analyst at the National Institute of Health
  • Operations Intern at CBS Sports
  • Operations Assistant at Federal Credit Union
  • Wealth Management Intern at Morgan Stanley

Scholarship Opportunities

Queens College and the Department of Economics also offer thousands of dollars’ worth of competitive scholarships every year, including:

  • $2,500 Business Forum Scholarship for Sophomores & Juniors
  • $5,000 for two Queens College Business Forum Scholarships, sponsored by Farrell Fritz, Investors Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Melrose Credit Union

Declaring the Bachelor of Business Administration Major

Students typically apply to declare the Bachelor of Business Administration during their second or third year of study at Queens College. Students may apply after completing four core courses ECON101 Microeconomics, ECON102 Macroeconomics, ACCT101 ACCOUNTING and ACCT102 ACCOUNTING. In each of the four core courses, students must have a grade of C- or better, with an average of B- (GPA 2.7) or better. Students must maintain a 2.7 GPA in their studies to graduate with the BBA. Students should confirm current requirements to declare the GPA in the Queens College Undergraduate Bulletin, speak with an academic advisor or the Department of Economics.

Global Student Success Program

Queens College Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is a required first-year experience program designed by academic experts covering all aspects of your new living and learning environment in the United States. As a Queens College student from day one, you will enjoy the added benefits of smaller classes where you will receive more personalized attention, and access to academic advisors and tutoring as well as opportunities to connect with other international and American students through a variety of social activities, student clubs and organizations.

 

Students who enter Queens College and are required to participate in the GSSP will take a structured first year of academic coursework that will best prepare them for success in the Bachelor of Business Administration. GSSP students will also be well prepared for other Queens College majors should they decide to pursue a different major after their arrival at Queens College.

Further information about the GSSP is available here.

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