What do Business Administration and Management Majors study?


The Business Administration and Management curriculum is designed to provide the student with knowledge in the basic areas of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and management. These areas are supported by computer applications, and mathematics. This major offers the flexibility to participate in an individualized concentration.


At Chestnut Hill College, business majors are going to get more than just that theory however. Along with classroom instruction by highly qualified and experienced professors, students will gain a first class liberal arts education that will develop  critical analytical skills and provide an ethical framework for decision making and communication skills. Additionally, being located in Philadelphia will open up possibilities to students for coveted internships and the all-important, real world experiences.


What are the requirements?


Business Administration and Management majors complete a minimum of 19 courses (66 credits) to qualify for a B.S. degree. Requirements include:


6 credits in Accounting

9 credits in Business Administration

3 credits in Computer Applications

9 credits in Economics

6 credits in Finance

9 credits in Management 

3 credits in Marketing

12 credits in Mathematics


For more information on the specific course requirements as well as a sample academic plan, please see the Business Section of the  2014-15 SUS Course Catalog (page 100-101)


What internships are available?


Centrally located near hundreds of businesses in the Philadelphia area, Chestnut Hill College students have gone on to intern at some of the most well-known and recognizable names in the industry. These places include:

  • General Motors
  • Bank of New York
  • Arco Chemical Corporation
  • Crown Cork & Seal Corporation
  • Brennan Associates
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Morgan Stanely
  • United States Dept. of Treasury
  • United States Defense Supply Center
  • Plymouth Meeting Mall Management Corporation
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Certified Public Accountants

What are the career opportunities?


The Business Administration and Management major is a practical academic discipline which, when incorporated with a well-rounded liberal arts experience, offers a potent combination for career options. Business administration and management majors have varied career paths that range from public relations and human resources to finances and investments as well as project management. Some of our students have gone on to work at top firms in the Philadelphia area. These places include:  


    Lubert/Adler (real estate investment company)
  • Quick Tax and Accounting Services
  • Phoenix Data Systems
  • The Bank of New York Mellon, Mutual Fund Accountant
  • Premier Financial Group, Client Advisor
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Consultant
  • Ceridian Corporation, Education Consultant
  • Defense Logistics Agency, Contract Specialist
  • Kreischer Miller Atlanta Corporation
  • GSF Mortgage Corporation
  • TD Bank
  • The Hartford
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Office Team/Robert Half
  • McNeil Consumer Healthcare


What student activities are available?


Interested majors can join the Business Club, which is open to all students. Students who qualify  with a 3.5 GPA, who rank in the top 20% of their graduating class and who have completed at least one half of their major degree program, may also be asked to join Sigma Beta Delta (SBD), the International Honor Society of Business. Additionally, students are encouraged to attend the Business Lecture Series on campus every fall.


If you are interested in becoming a Business Administration and Management major at Chestnut Hill College, please contact Joseph Bucci, Chairperson of the Business Administration Dept (BucciJ@chc.edu).


To apply to Chestnut Hill College, please visit Admissions