Business Administration Major


Why study Business at Chestnut Hill College?


When you choose a business major at Chestnut Hill College, you are going to get more than just the theory.  Along with your classroom instruction by highly qualified and experienced professors, you will gain a first class liberal arts education that will develop your critical analytical skills and  provide an ethical framework for decision making and communication skills.


What do I study?


The Business Administration 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.


What are the requirements?


Business Administration majors complete a minimum of 66 credits in their major to qualify for a B.S. degress, distributed as follows:


Accounting (6 credits)

Business Administration (9 credits)

Computer Applications (3 credits) 

Economics (9 credits)

Finance (6 credits)

Management (9 credits)

Marketing (3 credits)

Mathematics (12 credits)


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 activities are available to me?


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.


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 can I do after graduation?


The Business Administration major is a practical academic discipline which, when incorporated with a well-rounded liberal arts experience, offers a potent combination for career options.  Administration majors have varied and wide ranging career paths including:


  • Public relations manager
  • Bank management
  • Contracts administrator
  • Human resources manager
  • Business analyst
  • Investment advisor
  • Project management
  • Financial analyst
  • Export/import manager
  • Hotel manager
  • Purchasing and supply chain management

Where have recent Chestnut Hill College Business graduates gone after college?


  • 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


If you are interested in becoming an Business Administration major at Chestnut Hill College, please contact Joseph Bucci, Chairperson of the Business Administration Dept (
To apply to Chestnut Hill College, please visit Admissions