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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.

Marsha Marie Trent Award

Available to business related majors in the Business Department To reward those students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding academic achievement in high school and college and tend to be a worthy student of good character. For students with proven academic records, financial need or demonstrated leadership potential in any area. Instructions for Application: 1. All applicants must attach academic official transcripts to their applications.

Arysta LifeScience North America Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agronomy, crop or plant science, horticulture, business/landscape/nursery or turfgrass management, agricultural communications, public relations, sales or marketing, entomology or plant pathology. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Must reside in Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington (state).AWARD: Five scholarships at $1,275 each, non-renewable.

Howard Rock Foundation Graduate Scholarship Prgm

1. Applicant must be enrolled as a graduate student and must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. 2. Graduate degree programs include Master degrees such as Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), and Master of Teaching (M.A.T.); and doctorate degrees such as Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), etc.

Hank Hilsmann Memorial Scholarship

Target Candidate: Current or aspiring business aviation maintenance technicians and military personnel transitioning to business aviation Award Designation: Training awards Award Amount: Various – review the application Application Deadline: Typically March Notification/Award Period: Announced in April U.S. Citizenship/Permanent / Resident Status Required? Yes Other Requirements: Aspiring or current maintenance technicians and military personnel transitioning to business aviation who have utilized their interest or involvement in business aviation to enhance the lives of others

Economic Club Business Study Abroad Scholarship

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids established a fund in 2000 to provide financial assistance to students pursuing study abroad in business. The Economic Club is an association of individuals interested in and contributing to the growing economic health of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area. One (or more) scholarships of up to $2000 will be awarded annually. The applicant must meet the following criteria: • Applicant must have sophomore or above standing at the time of application in an undergraduate business program or in a graduate level business program at any public college or university of their choice. Applicant must have a declared major in accounting, business administration, economics, managerial science (all areas), mathematics, computer science, engineering, marketing, or fields of study related to business or economics. • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. • Applicant must be a resident of Kent, Allegan, Ottawa, or Muskegon counties for the prior three years or must be a resident student at a public college or university in the West Michigan area for the prior two years or more consecutively. • Foreign study programs must be endorsed and accepted as a part of or as a credit course in the applicant's degree granting college or university. Funds must be administered through the home college/university financial aid office. • The recipient may be asked to deliver a brief oral presentation to the Economic Club of Grand Rapids within six months of return to the United States.

Richard L. Davis - Appalachian Scholarship

Undergraduate students enrolled at Appalachian State University - School of Business and Health. Eligibility Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate 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 To apply, contact: Office of Student Financial Aid Appalachian State University ASU PO Box 32059 Boone, NC 28608-2059 Phone: 828.262.2190

Robert E. Rich Aspiring Entrepreneurs Scholarship

This scholarship rewards students interested in business and entrepreneurship. Four scholarships will be awarded in total. One recipient will be selected from each of the following schools: Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales, Cornell School of Hotel Administration; Cornell University- Food Industry Management. Award amount: $2500 Who Can Apply: Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales, Cornell School of Hotel Administration and Cornell University - Food Industry Management students.

Western KS Manufacturing Association Scholarship

Incoming freshmen majoring in Industrial Engineering, Pre-Engineering or Business Administration will be considered. Must be a resident of area west of Highway 281.

HSF/VAMOS Scholarship

Description The HSF/VAMOS Scholarship Program is designed to assist high school seniors of Hispanic heritage from Cameron, Hidalgo, and Starr counties in Texas obtain a bachelor's degree. Selected students attending UT-Pan American may receive $3,000 per year. All others may receive up to $5,000 per year for four academic years. Eligibility Requirements: Be of Hispanic heritage Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired). Be a high school senior graduating from a high school in one of the following Texas counties: Cameron Hidalgo Starr Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale Must be a Pell grant-eligible student Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME as a Freshman in a degree-seeking program at a four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the next academic year Must plan to apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Social Affairs Committee Scholarship

Selection Criteria: * Graduating high school senior who lives in or attends school in Greater Hartford * Entering a four-year college or university (full-time enrollment) * Pursuing a career in business, mortgage or real estate * Financial need * Class rank - top third with good academic record * Active volunteer in school, community, or other extracurricular activities

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