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Business Administration

Study the basics of business and experience how they’re applied in the real world.

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Learn to make strategic decisions and confidently lead rather than follow by mastering the basics of business. As part of Villa’s Business Administration program, you’ll learn to think critically and consider long-term plans as you study the core business functions, like accounting, marketing, economics, human resources, management, statistics, and operations.


At Villa, you’ll work with local businesses to develop real-world marketing plans, recruitment strategies and analytical skills. Coupled with the internship experience you’ll be required to gain, these abilities translate into an incredible education that prepares you for a successful career upon graduation.


Understanding the real-world implications of the core business functions you’ll study is imperative to achieving your long-term goals. Our project-based curriculum will help you master the principles you read about and experience how they are really applied in a professional business setting.


At Villa Maria, your business administration education will prepare you to be a leader in any business environment. You’ll learn how to develop a solid business strategy, but more importantly, you’ll learn how to think critically, work with a team, and think on your feet while delivering presentations.

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Villa helped me grow into a leader. I found myself taking charge of group projects and stepping out of my comfort zone, which has carried over tremendously to my current career as an Assistant Vice President at M&T Bank. I love the constant challenges that I face in my every day duties, as well as working with the most incredible team I have ever had to pleasure to be apart of. My advice to future Vikings is to remember that progress isn’t always linear, and every little thing you do to further achieve your goals is a step in the right direction.

Kameron Kotecki, '19Assistant Vice President, M&T Bank

Since graduating, I have worked for an award-winning telecommunications company, ALLO Fiber. I started as a Creative Marketing Specialist but have been in my current role, Digital Marketing Manager, for over a year. I manage our campaigns and place ads across multiple platforms, such as Meta, Google, LinkedIn, etc in all our Nebraska, Colorado, and Arizona communities. In my free time, I also enjoy creating fashion and beauty content on my Instagram and TikTok, where I have over 35K followers. I often collaborate with brands and hope to inspire women to feel good in their own skin.

Juana Penzing, '20Digital Marketing Manager, ALLO Fiber

Our Faculty 

Mollie Ward-Crescente
Associate Professor, Business Administration
Mollie Ward-Crescente

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Jennifer D’Alessandro

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The Career Potential

A general business education can open many doors and give you the ability to choose which one you want to walk through. Whether business is your passion, a practicality or a starting point, Villa’s project-based Business Administration program will help you master the basics and focus on your future.

Prepare yourself for a lucrative career in a wide variety of private and public sectors that are growing rapidly. According to, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration can give you the opportunity to earn $50,000 or more annually.

With a degree in Business Administration, some of the types of career paths you could pursue include:

  • Accountant
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Facilities Coordinator
  • Social Media Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Hospitality Management

Minor Programs, Major Benefits

With its array of unique minors, Villa offers you the opportunity to diversify and personalize your business education while you expand your skill set. For example, many of our business students choose to minor in digital media marketing to help prepare them to succeed in today’s technologically-fueled work place. Likewise, our offering of art and music-related minors help prepare you to make a living doing what you love.

For more information on the minors offered at Villa Maria College, visit our Academic Programs page.

Transfer Friendly

Unlike many other colleges, Villa Maria College makes transferring in simple. If you’re looking to join us from another institution, it’s likely that the majority of your credits may transfer. This will help you complete our business administration program without losing all of the credits you’ve already paid for and worked hard to earn.

Contact our Office of Admissions today today to learn how you can transfer into Villa Maria College. The team can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 716-961-1805.

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There’s a lot of pressure to know what’s next. We’re here to say, it’s OK if you’re still figuring it out. In fact, it’s great. Villa is a place where that kind of continual discovery is prized. Because going to college isn’t about having it all figured out. It’s about inventing who you’re going to become. You’ll see.

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