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

    Mustafa Akan

    Mustafa Akan

    Associate Professor, Operations Management

    Serkan Akguc

    Serkan Akguc

    Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Finance

    Nazli Bhatia

    Nazli Bhatia

    Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Organizational Behavior

    Serra Boranbay - Akan

    Serra Boranbay - Akan

    Visiting Associate Professor, Economics

    Stephen Calabrese

    Stephen Calabrese

    Visiting Associate Professor, Economics

    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