Business administration usually involves many different aspects of business activities. Some areas explored by a business administrator include goal setting, financial activities, technology management, operational management, and improving company performance.
Business Administration can be taken as an undergraduate degree which takes around 3 to 4 years of full time study. On this course you can take a year out of study to develop skills in the industrial world of business administration through a yearlong placement.
Some universities offer students the choice to study business administration as a specialization as part of a different undergraduate degree such as Business Management.
If you are thinking about studying a postgraduate degree in business administration then you can choose to study an MBA (Master’s in business administration). This degree usually takes 2 years of full-time study to complete and sets you up for the most common careers in business.
Most universities will offer modules throughout the course that cover the main three areas of the subject; financial planning, marketing and business planning. It is also common for business administration degrees to offer specialization areas such as advertising, marketing, human resources, operations, risk management and data analysis.