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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.

Scott and Rita Harmon Scholarship

Eligibility: 1. Major in any one of the four-year business programs. 2. Eligibility based primarily on financial need with emphasis given to students with above average GPA.

Gotch SEO Internet Marketing Scholarship

This scholarship will help offset the costs of education for college students who have demonstrated an interest in Internet Marketing.

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

Signs Now Urbandale Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Upper Iowa University and pursuing a Marketing Certificate, Associate Degree in General Business or a Masters of Business Administration.

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.

Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowship

The Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowship at the Hagley Museum and Library is designed for graduate students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and are conducting research on their dissertation. We invite applications from Ph.D. candidates whose research on important historical questions would benefit from use of Hagley's research collections. Applications should demonstrate superior intellectual quality, present a persuasive methodology for the project, and show that there are substantial research materials at Hagley pertinent to the dissertation.

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

In 2010, the GFOA’s executive board voted to create the Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship to support the studies of part-time students with a career interest in state and local government finance. The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship competition is for graduate students who have been admitted on a part-time basis to a graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration or a related field. Four scholarships of $7,000 each are available.

Carl H. Marrs Scholarship Fund

Established in 2001 by The CIRI Foundation through funds provided by Barbara Donatelli, Craig and Thea Floerchinger, Mark and Leslie Kroloff, and Kirk McGee and Gloria ONeill in recognition of Carl H. Marrs, President/CEO of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (1995-2004) for his vigorous advocacy of Pre-K-12 and post-secondary opportunities for CIRI shareholders, original enrollees, and their direct lineal descendants. Scholarships in business administration, economics, finance, organizational management, accounting or similar fields.

Willard H. Erwin, Jr. (WVHFMA) (Healthcare Financial Management Assoc.) Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY:•College/University: Any College or University operated by the State of West Virginia•Financial Need: Yes•Renewable: Yes, for a total of two years contingent upon the student pursuing a regular course of study, performing up to standards of the Institution, and continuing to have need for financial assistance.•Specific preferences:(1) Juniors, seniors, or graduate students(2) Preference to student studying in business or some phase of HealthCare Finance(3) Full or part-time student General criteria that applies to most scholarships are as follows: · must be a resident of West Virginia · must be a full time student (minimum of 12 Credit Hours) · must demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 2.5 GPA) · minimum score of 20 on the ACT · must demonstrate good moral character

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

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