“Classes here are unlike any I’ve ever experienced. I grew up oral and sign language was foreign to me. Here at Gallaudet, ASL is our pride and joy and it’s everywhere—especially in the classrooms. The professors encourage active learning—making lectures more engaging and pushing students to become leaders inside and outside the classroom.” —Taja Brown, Business Administration and Psychology Major
Get Ready for Business
Intern with Merrill Lynch or the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Explore diversity, ethics and politics in the workplace. Conduct market research to help businesses better serve deaf and hard of hearing customers.
In Gallaudet’s business administration program, you will gain real management experience. All students are required to complete at least one internship, selecting from many opportunities with our federal and private partners.
Our experienced faculty will help you gain a broad foundation in management, problem solving, communication and ethics to prepare for positions in business or government. You may also prepare for graduate study in business, economics, law or public administration.
Keep reading to learn more about the business program and career outcomes.
The BS in Business Administration Program was accredited by ACBSP in 2000 and reaffirmed in 2010. It's up for reaffirmation in 2020.
Courses and Degree Requirements
We encourage students to start taking courses in their major during their first year.
All students must complete at least one internship in their field that includes 100 hours on the job. The department internship coordinator helps students obtain hands-on positions that provide valuable professional experience and contacts.
All of Gallaudet’s recent business and accounting majors are employed (75 percent) or in graduate school (25 percent) within one year of graduation. Learn more about alumni of the Department of Business.
Training and Job Outlook
Most management positions require at least a bachelor’s degree and some work experience. Employment is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations from 2012 to 2022, depending on the type of management field.
Learn more about career opportunities in management.
Our Mentoring Program pairs business students with professionals in the field for academic, personal and career advice.