Great Careers

Our graduates work for small startup companies, non-profit organizations, large retail companies, suppliers and distributors, and some of the largest accounting firms in the world. In addition, many of our graduates have gone back to school for master’s degrees in business and other areas of study.


Andrea Rahn, a business administration graduateAndrea Rahn
International Customer Account Coordinator at Lindsay Corporation

“My professors in the JBU College of Business taught me to think critically. They taught me to communicate solutions in addition to problems and convinced me that I have invaluable business ideas. They took a personal interest in me and my future, demonstrating what it looks like to be Christ-like in the workplace and instilling in me the confidence I needed to succeed upon graduation.”


John Brown University business administration graduates have had extensive and varied careers. The list below is by no means exhaustive, and provides just a sample of the possible areas students may enter:

  • Graduate School
  • Entrepreneurial work
  • Advertising agencies
  • Consulting firms
  • Hospitals
  • General Management
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Retail
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Import/Export for private companies
  • Insurance Companies

Five Reasons Why Other Majors Should Minor in Business Administration:

  1. Many students want to start their own business or do freelance work after graduation. In the business minor, students learn how to write successful marketing plans, create income statements and balance sheets, and how to conduct ethical business practices.
  2. Business skills are versatile and transferable. The processes you learn in business classes can be used in your personal life, your own business or even in the corporate world.
  3. There are many opportunities to work on a team. Group projects are popular in the business program, which allows student the chance to work with many different people. Through this, students realize their strengths, improve their weaknesses and gain experience working with people they may or may not know.
  4. There are many opportunities to network with like-minded people. Through ENACTUS, the classes in the minor and the professors you encounter, you have a chance to meet people who are innovative and entrepreneurial.
  5. Specifically for Art Majors: Marketing and business plans need graphics: loyalty cards, brochures, display boards, logos and t-shirts. Business majors love having artists on their team to turn their design ideas into real, physical promotional pieces that can be used for the presentation and possibly in real life.