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This major is often referred to as business administration and management. As a scholastic field, it trains individuals how to be business leaders and how to achieve the financial goals of a business or organization. It is the single most popular college major and as such is offered at nearly every college and university out there. Scholarship opportunities for business administration are also widely available, which will become plain as you continue reading.

In a typical 4-year business administration and management degree program, you'll enroll in courses such as accounting, economics, marketing and advertising, foundations of leadership, statistics, operations management and information systems. This type of program requires a strong background in math with courses such as accounting and statistics being universally required.  

In addition to your core business courses, you'll also enroll in a specified number of general education courses. Most programs also feature both an internship and a Capstone project as degree requirements. With an internship, you receive course credit while working in an actual business administration dynamic. With a Capstone project, you apply what you've learned in the classroom to a semester-long project concerning business strategy or business policy. Your program may also have a semester-abroad offering, in which you work in a foreign country for course credit. This is becoming increasingly popular as our business awareness grows more and more global.

The ideal degree candidate for this major should be prepared for lots of hard work. Also, you'll want to be strong in math and computer applications. Knowledge of a foreign language wouldn't hurt, either. Concentrations within the degree are also available. Examples of these include finance, leadership, marketing and organizational behavior. If selecting a particular concentration from within the larger field of business administration and management is part of your educational goals, be certain to research the program carefully as not all concentrations are offered universally.

Employment opportunities for this major are expected to be greater than average over the coming decade. However, be aware that the job scene for business majors is bound to change as the economic picture of our country fluctuates. Job growth should be most robust with companies that specialize in a particular type of business function.

Continue reading the links below to learn more about business administration scholarships.

Canadian Studies Graduate Student Fellowship

This program is intended for full-time doctoral students at accredited four-year U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada, Canada/U.S. or Canada/North America. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and should have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation when they apply for a grant. This grant is not renewable.

Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Scholarship

The Chicago Roofing Contractors Association will award at least one $3,000 renewable scholarship to a high school senior who will enter college in September each year in the following programs – liberal arts and sciences, engineering, architecture or business. The scholarship recipient will be selected on the basis of academic performance, faculty recommendation, extracurricular activities, employment experience, and a demonstrated interest in a productive career.

NABA Scholarships

To be eligible to receive an award, Applicants must: Be African-American (Black) or of African descent. Be currently enrolled at a four-year United States college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent), undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or first-year senior accounting, finance, or business major or be a full-time graduate student (9 semester hours or equivalent) enrolled or accepted into a master's-level business program. Current high school students are not eligible. Meet a minimum grade point average.

The Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarships

The Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarships were established by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia to assist those citizens of the State and/or District who require financial assistance to secure a college education. Scholarships are awarded to deserving undergraduate students pursuing a career in Business or Education at an accredited institution of higher education within Maryland or the District of Columbia. Dwight P. Jacobus was the first Executive Director of ASBO. Number of Scholarships Eight (8) scholarships may be awarded each year. At least one scholarship will be awarded to an individual enrolled in an approved program leading to teacher certification. Criteria for Award Awards are made by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia based upon: Scholastic achievement Financial need Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores or American College Test (ACT) scores Quality of extra-curricular achievements Value of Award Each scholarship has a value of $1,000.00 for the school year awarded; to be paid directly to the school in which the recipient is enrolled. Renewal Each recipient may retain the award subject to the following conditions: A recipient must reapply for continued scholarship assistance annually The recipient must continue to be accepted for admission to the undergraduate program in education or business The recipient must be enrolled full-time as defined by the recipient's attending school The recipient must submit proof of continued academic good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA) The recipient may receive the award for not more than four years Eligibility Scholarships may be awarded only to persons who have: Been residents of Maryland or the District of Columbia for at least one year preceding the date of award Been accepted for admission as a full time student (as defined by the recipient's attending school) Demonstrated a financial need A minimum 2.0 overall GPA Applicants Who Will Be Considered High School graduates Current freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior college students Application A student who wishes to be considered must file an application and supporting documents with the Chair of the Scholarship Committee for ASBO of Maryland and the District of Columbia, no later than March 1. Correspondence must be postmarked by March 1 and sent to: Ms.Margaret Ellen Kalmanowicz ASBO MD/DC Scholarship Committee Chair Queen Anne's County Public Schools 202 Chesterfield Road Centreville, MD 21617

Golden State Minority Foundation Scholarship

The following are the scholarship requirements: - Attend school or be a resident of California - Qualified under-represented ethnic minority (Black, Latino, Native American) - Minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale - U.S.A. citizen or permanent legal resident - Currently enrolled as a junior or above in college - Employed no more than 28 hours per week - Full-time status at a four-year college/university - demonstrated community service

Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education. Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community. To be eligible, students must be seeking an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship. The application, which requires a letter of recommendation and an academic transcript, opens Wednesday March 8th. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time. Please contact wufoundation@iie.org with any questions.

Abilene Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Scholarship

Upper level/ Business Administration students/Nontraditional This scholarship rotates annually among the three local universities and is awarded to an upper level college student (junior or senior) majoring in business administration. 2014 Scholarship will be awarded to an ACU student, 2015 HSU and 2016 MCM.

Horace M. Condley Scholarship Fund

Upper level/Junior-Senior/ Business/Accounting student This scholarship was established by partners of Condley and Company, L.L.P. to honor the memory of founding partner, Horace Condley. Mr. Condley believed strongly in the value of education. This scholarship is to provide financial help for upperclassman (junior or senior) accounting students at McMurry University

Ethics in Business Scholarship Program

The Ethics in Business Scholarship Program provides assistance to undergraduate students who enroll at community colleges and eligible private Florida colleges and universities.

GE African American Forum Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduates majoring in one of the programs offered by a School of Business or Engineering. To qualify, you must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and have completed at least 12 hours of credit in your major or school of concentration by the spring semester of your sophomore year. All applicants except freshmen and graduate students will be considered for this scholarship. Award recipients will be selected from a combination of the following criteria: University academic achievement, service to NSBE (local, regional, and/or national), and other professional, campus and community activities.

MGMA Midwest Section Scholarship

Individuals residing in MGMA Midwest section states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. Scholarship Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas.

MGMA Western Section Scholarship

Individuals residing in MGMA Western section states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) who are current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. Eligibility Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas.The scholarships are not intended to support individuals pursuing degrees in: medicine physical therapy nursing or other clinically related professions

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