Business Administration

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Entrepreneurs in Action

EIA students participate in educational projects that build understanding of the principles of free enterprise. One is the library coffee shop, Highland Java, that earns more than $10,000 annually to support other learning experiences, such as trips to EIA competitions.

“This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.”  -Bill Gates

You need a variety of skills to succeed in business. New industries are emerging, current jobs are evolving, and flexibility is essential. The Business Administration major provides you with the tools and practical experience to develop the analytical, communication and creative problem-solving skills that employers are seeking.

Build your resume

By guiding you toward the right internships for your individual interests, we help you clarify your career path and demonstrate to potential employers that you are prepared to jump right in as an effective team member.

Local internships offer students an opportunity to engage with the larger Alma community. Frequent internship sites include Greater Gratiot Development, Mid-Michigan Medical Center, and area accountants, lawyers and small businesses.

Spread your wings!

Students may also complete internships in other areas of the country. Recent opportunities include marketing at Unilever, supply chain management at Walmart, governmental audits with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington, D.C., and fashion merchandising at the Stated Showroom. 

Where would you like to go?

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Meet a Scot

  • Meredith Rahrig

    Meredith Rahrig

    “At Alma, I’ve really enjoyed my business classes. I’m fascinated by how money works and how it changes hands.”  With a business administration major and a mathematics minor, Meredith has a long-term goal to go to law school. “No matter what department you’re in, all the professors and faculty want you to succeed, which I can already tell will be a huge advantage after graduation.”

  • Kailey Vlug

    Kailey Vlug

    When she started playing soccer as a child, Kailey Vlug already had her eye on the prize: playing the sport she loved at the collegiate level. Now she’s a leader on the Alma College women’s soccer team. Vlug, a business administration major, is a student-athlete who excels both on the field and in the classroom.

  • Luke Wright