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Push Your Boundaries

Our BSBA program will allow you to experiment so you can learn how to pave your unique path as a leader in the business world.

Robert P. Stiller School of Business 
On-Campus Employment Opportunities
Study Abroad
Admission Information 
Pathways to advanced degrees 
Freeman Foundation Grant 

Start with the good stuff.

In your first semester, you’ll be taking classes like Business and the Entrepreneurial Mindset and Accounting for Decision Making to gain critical high-growth skills early on. Your deep, immersive, and practical business education at Champlain starts on your first day in the Stiller School of Business and continues to your last.

Along the way, you can add a minor like Social Justice (or any that interest you), take any number of internships (including one through our international summer internship options) , and network like a pro starting with on-campus clubs, like Stiller Women in Business. You’ll emerge a different kind of business graduate: experienced, confident, and ready to hit the ground running.

Why Get A Business Administration Degree?

A degree in Business Administration is the Swiss army knife of business degrees. It equips you with a versatile skill set that can be applied to a wide range of industries and career paths including marketing and advertising, sales in any sector, management, healthcare, human resources, hospitality, entertainment, among other industries and business types.

Through a Business Administration degree, you develop essential skills in areas such as management, marketing, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, and strategic planning that will make you immediately employable or well equipped to pursue a masters in business.

Why Choose Champlain’s Business Administration Major?

In Champlain’s accredited Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program, you’ll learn what you are excited about in the world of business—and what you aren’t. By learning all aspects of the business world early in your college career, you’ll have more time to build skills explore your career options and your interests, and change it up if you need to.

Champlain’s Business Administration major is designed to expose you to all aspects of business so you can learn what areas inspire you. You will also focus your business education in specific areas through concentrations like Cybersecurity or Sustainable Business that allow you to dig deep and tailor your degree to your professional goals and give you an edge when applying for positions.

Our location in Burlington, Vermont is a hotbed of entrepreneurism, and through our industry partners and advisors, you’ll be working with real businesses, big and small. Class speakers, live client projects, and internships with Burlington-area companies—including New Breed Marketing, Outdoor Gear Exchange, and Line Skis—will be the hallmark of your Stiller School business education.

In our small classes, you’ll learn power skills—not just basic business skills. In the Stiller School of Business, you’ll learn and practice the communication, interpersonal, team-building, organizational, and time-management skills. Through your hands-on learning,  you will also gain critical skills in decision-making and collaboration that will prepare you for leadership and the professions of the future.

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Different By Design

Take Risks and Experiment

Growth comes from moving beyond what you already know. The curriculum is intentionally built to give you flexibility, exploration, and international experiences through built-in study abroad options. You’ll deepen your exploration and learning in specific areas through a concentration and there’s room to choose from one of our career-focused minors to customize your degree.

Connect to Burlington

Champlain College partners with forward-thinking enterprises to create unmatched opportunity for business students. For example, you can take classes at Hula, a state-of-the-art co-working space (on the Lake!) for start-ups and score internships at places like Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation, and Burton Snowboards.

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Got an idea for a start-up biz? The Center can provide consulting and funding help you get it off the ground—while you are still a student. Among other activities, the Center hosts entrepreneurship bootcamps. You can even get a job consulting at the Center on business proposals for other students and outside community members.

International Internships

Since 2013, Champlain students in the Stiller School of Business have had the option to travel to various countries in Asia for life-changing experiences that impact them academically, professionally, and personally through the Freeman Foundation Grant. Some of our students’ internships have even evolved into full-time jobs post-graduation. Other students completed international internships while studying abroad at one of our international campuses.


Median annual wage for business and financial occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Of all Business Administration students complete a hands-on management-level internship in a business or not-for-profit setting. 


Over the last six years, 96% of our Business Administration major graduates were employed or continuing their education within six months after graduating.

Sample Courses in the Business Administration Major

Our Upside-Down Curriculum lets you dive into important courses in your Business Administration major right away. You’ll take six business courses in your first year. Here are a few highlights of the full Business Administration curriculum.


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Career Success

The Business Administration program gives you skills employers value most. Within six months of graduation, 88% of Business Administration graduates from the Class of 2023 were employed.

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By the time you graduate, you will …

  • Be able to adapt and thrive while moving confidently across jobs and industries.
  • Recognize and respond to a dynamic business environment, equipped to create new knowledge, identify and question assumptions and biases, and bring new insights to address these complex challenges.
  • Influence positive change within your business environments using business/management principles such as interpersonal and leadership skills, organizational theory, risk assessment, design thinking, and courage.
  • Employ a range of strategies to facilitate communication and collaboration to address the needs of all affected stakeholders to achieve desired organizational objectives.
  • Be courageous, purpose-driven, have the capacity to deal with ambiguity and paradox, see broad perspectives of issues, show energy and resilience, hold both entrepreneurial and entrepreneurial mindsets, and be a driver of change.

You’ll Find a Career In…

  • Procurement Officer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Municipal Manager
  • Franchising Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Health Service Manager
  • Auditor

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