Business Administration

A business administration degree from Transylvania University will prepare you for successful careers and graduate work. Lexington, Kentucky, is a thriving business center that boasts operations such as Lexmark International, J. M. Smucker Company, Tempur-Pedic International, Fazoli’s Restaurants, Clark Material Handling, Valvoline and Procter & Gamble. This strong economy combined with Transylvania’s convenient location in the heart of the city translates into a wide variety of job and internship opportunities for business majors.

 Practical application makes Transylvania’s business administration program different from those that focus almost exclusively on business theory and case studies. Transylvania’s students have worked on projects with the Kentucky Horse Park, the Bluegrass Hospitality Group, the Lexington Visitors and Convention Bureau and many other organizations in the area.

Julia Poynter, associate professor of business administration

The program integrates knowledge from all areas of business and allows you to apply those concepts to solving real problems faced by companies and organizations. 

Depending on your choice, the courses prepare you for a range of opportunities, from starting your own business to joining a Fortune 500 company. The business classes, along with the general liberal arts courses required of all Transylvania students, provide a well-rounded education that can best suit your interests. 

Our program gives you the unique opportunity to specialize in one of four subject areas: management, marketing, finance or hospitality. These concentrations develop your analytical and creative abilities by having you complete upper-level projects with local companies.

Where Our Graduates Have Worked

American General Finance
Charles Schwab
Disney World
Edward Jones
Ernst & Young
Fannie Mae
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Hyatt Regency Hotels
IBM Global Services
J. J. B. Hilliard
Northwestern Mutual
Procter & Gamble
Wells Fargo
W. L. Lyons, Inc.

Internships our Students Have Completed

Alltech International Corporation
Tempur-Pedic International
J.M. Smucker Company
Procter & Gamble
Lexington Legends minor league baseball team
Buffalo Trace Distillery

Courses of Special Interest

Promotional Strategies
Travel and Tourism
Investment Analysis
International Business

Where Our Graduates Have Studied

Florida State University
Georgetown University
Vanderbilt University
University of Texas
Indiana University
Emory University
Xavier University

Possible Career Options

Bank officer
Brand manager
Event coordinator
Financial planner
Hospitality manager
Human resources manager
Retail buyer
Small business owner

Semester Study Abroad Opportunities

Australia I
Australia II
England I
England II
New Zealand
South Korea

These GlobalTransy programs have at least two courses related to the major.

Interested in studying abroad for a summer? Take a look at our summer study abroad opportunities.


Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopper
Associate Professor of Business Administration, Program Director

Stephanie Coriale
Social Sciences Administrative Assistant
(859) 233-8104

Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

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