Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopper, Associate Professor of Business Administration; Program Director
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797
The business administration major at 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 you.
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
Ernst & Young
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Hyatt Regency Hotels
IBM Global Services
J. J. B. Hilliard
Procter & Gamble
W. L. Lyons, Inc.
Internships our Students Have Completed
Alltech International Corporation
J.M. Smucker Company
Procter & Gamble
Lexington Legends minor league baseball team
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Courses of Special Interest
Travel and Tourism
Where Our Graduates Have Studied
Florida State University
University of Texas
Possible Career Options
Human resources manager
Small business owner
Semester Study Abroad Opportunities
These GlobalTransy programs have at least three courses related to the major.
Interested in studying abroad for a summer? Take a look at our summer study abroad opportunities.