Business Administration


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Rooted in Morningside University’s mission to foster learners dedicated to ethical leadership and civic responsibility, the business administration program provides you with experiences to become a leader in the business or finance industries.


Business Administration (B.S.)


Business Administration (B.A.)


Business Admisinstration


A Great Fit For

  • People who enjoy communicating and working with others.
  • Individuals interested in a career with variety
  • Those interested in taking on leadership positions
  • Anyone who enjoys critical thinking, research, and idea generation
  • Any job, anywhere



Internships put you in a professional setting where you work side-by-side with management teams. Build skills and gain an understanding of the business world.


You will have the opportunity to travel regionally, nationally, and even internationally for professional conferences, industry field trips, or May Term courses. Travel grants and special scholarship eligibility may be available.

Research & Active Learning

Conducting research alongside faculty members, gives you an advantage for graduate school or immediate entry into the agricultural industry. You may also have the opportunity to present findings at the Morningside University Palmer Research Symposium, the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), or at regional and national industry events.



Foundations of Business and Ethics is designed to expose incoming business school students to the many functions of modern business. The course introduces students to career fields in the areas of business, and the types of decisions made by business professionals with an emphasis on ethical decision making. Students will apply the stakeholder theory of ethics to different ethical dilemmas. Other topics will include the global business environment, management, marketing, finance, accounting, business analytics, and information technology discussed in an introductory manner.


This course covers the areas of law that routinely and significantly have impact on business decisions: contracts, torts, intellectual property law, cyber law, international law, and agency law. The course focuses primarily on the law itself, but also introduces the student to the legal system, attempts to help students understand the philosophy underlying a particular law in order to anticipate change, encourages consideration of ethics in business decision making, and promotes critical thinking skills.


Students will study business activities related to the product, price, promotion and distribution of goods and services to create, deliver, capture and communicate value to the customer. Students will carry out an individual marketing research project utilizing primary and secondary sources and present an interactive final group industry report.


Students will be introduced to strategic planning and management theories and then apply the theories to real world planning challenges. Students will not only do individual research during the course but will contribute to an integrated planning document. Students will present their research through a formal paper and presentation.


An emphasis, enables you to specialize in a specific area within your chosen field of study, providing you with in-depth knowledge and a competitive edge in the job market post-graduation.


Marilyn Eastman

Marilyn Eastman


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Jay Moran

Assistant Professor

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Ngamboko Muzinga

Ngamboko Muzinga

Associate Professor

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Daniel Wubbena

Daniel Wubbena

Assistant Professor

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John Zink

John Zink

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Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.


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X path (Undecided)



student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you


employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation


majors & pre-professional programs available


With a low nationwide employment rate and the expansion of companies around the globe, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the business and financial industries to grow at an average to above average rate through 2026. This includes job demand in places such as Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, throughout the Midwest, and beyond. 

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