What is Business Administration?

Business administration encompasses management, leadership and teamwork. It involves organizing people, allocating resources, making decisions, and directing activities toward common goals and objectives.

The Business Administration program provides the foundation for motivated students to become leaders in the business arena and have an impact on the economic growth of Qatar, the Middle East and the world.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Carnegie Mellon’s undergraduate Business Administration program has earned global recognition for its approach to the study of business management as a science. More than 50 years ago, CMU developed management science, which involves analytical decision-making in complex business environments. Today, nearly all leading business schools include some form of the Carnegie Mellon model in their curricula.

The Business Administration program emphasizes a quantitative, analytical approach, training students in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, operations, management information systems and business communications. Problem-solving is developed in a series of mathematics courses, including calculus, statistics and forecasting. At the same time, liberal arts electives provide a balanced, well-rounded education.

Most business administration students opt for internships during their undergraduate years. Internships provide an invaluable opportunity for students to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom.

What will I study?

To receive the B.S. degree in business administration, students must complete at least 364 units, consisting of the requirements for the business foundation, business core, concentration area, liberal arts and sciences breadths, and a minor.

 

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Program at a glance

Minimum units required for degree:

364 units

Analysis & Strategy, Organizational Leadership: 102
Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Computing: 82
Concentration courses: 27
Business electives: 27
Minor and electives: 126

See degree requirements in the CMU course catalog.


Standard completion time

4 Years

See course descriptions in the CMU course catalog.


Admission requirements
All applicants are required to meet the following academic and subject prerequisites.


Application deadline
Fall Semester: March 1
Spring Semester: May 1

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Internships

Internships

Business administration students can put their theoretical knowledge into practice through internships in industry and government.

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Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment

Business administration students at CMU-Q have an extensive slate of enrichment opportunities, including internal case competitions, Quick Start-up and the Trading Hackathon.

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General Education

General Education

General Education includes mandatory and elective classes in a wide range of academic areas, including Arabic, architecture, chemistry, design, English, history, math and physics.

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What are graduates doing now?

Graduates in business administration are highly sought after and pursue careers as analysts, strategic consultants and managers in the fields of investment banking, corporate finance and management consulting.

Business administration graduates from Carnegie Mellon Qatar have begun rewarding careers with some of Qatar’s premier employers, including General Electric, Qatar Investment Authority, HSBC Bank, Vodafone, Microsoft, Ooredoo and Qatar Petroleum.

Meet the Faculty

Stephen Calabrese

Stephen Calabrese

Visiting Associate Professor, Economics

Benjamin Collier

Benjamin Collier

Assistant Teaching Professor, Organizational Behavior

S. Thomas Emerson

S. Thomas Emerson

Distinguished Career Professor, Entrepreneurship

Fuad Farooqi

Fuad Farooqi

Assistant Teaching Professor, Finance

John Gasper

John Gasper

Associate Teaching Professor, Economics

Starling Hunter

Starling Hunter

Visiting Associate Teaching Professor, Business Administration

Patrick McGinnis

Patrick McGinnis

Distinguished Career Professor, Business Communications

John O'Brien

John O'Brien

Associate Dean, Associate Professor, Accounting

Peter Stuettgen

Peter Stuettgen

Assistant Teaching Professor, Marketing

Stephen Vargo

Stephen Vargo

Visiting Assistant Professor, Business Administration

George White

George White

Distinguished Career Professor, Entrepreneurship