I utilize active learning techniques and allow students to dig into the material, whether it is in a simulation, classroom activities, projects, or case studies.
A business degree means versatility. Clarke University has been producing business professionals for the Dubuque community and the world for more than 85 years. Clarke University’s graduates of business school contribute to the greatness of Dubuque as a model business community. In today’s quickly advancing worldwide economy, having a degree in business administration can lead to countless career opportunities and provide students with the foundation they need to succeed in a wide array of specialty areas, from finance and international business to management and marketing, and much more.
Clarke University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration is structured to develop students’ abilities to understand business concepts, terminologies, and theories, as well as to think analytically and communicate efficiently. Clarke’s business school degree program gives students both the broad conceptual framework and the work-specific skills they need to build a fulfilling and fruitful career.
Plus, those studying business administration at Clarke University will choose a concentration that will allow you to focus on one area of specialization. Our business administration major offers three areas of emphasis:
Want to skip the cubicle and move straight to the corner office? The education you’ll receive while earning a Business Management degree at Clarke University is versatile and can prepare you for a wide variety of leadership roles. Business management focuses on worldwide management of personnel and resources. Because people skills are such an essential part of successful business management, most of Clarke University’s business classes are structured around teamwork. Expect to collaborate closely with your peers on projects that bridge the gap between theory and hands-on practice. When you study Business Management at Clarke, you’ll learn about overseeing budgets; staffing; schedules; contracts; and adherence to the goals of the company, department and/or project. Our graduates know that effective management is the key to every company’s success.
Business Marketing hones in on the global understanding of consumers and brand management. The business marketing and communications landscape is continually changing at a lightning pace – from SEO, to social media, to PR campaigns, paid media, and mobile advertising. At Clarke University, our Business Marketing program is modeled to prepare you for both the fundamentals and the new strategies that are redefining the way brands find, connect, and attract consumers. The study of Business Marketing at Clarke University involves a employees and others to generate a campaign to promote a company’s brand, services, and/or products. You’ll learn how to conduct market research in order to identify the ideal consumer. You, with a team of your peers, will develop ways to reach the consumer, keep the customer, and change along with the changing needs of your customer.
Business Finance studies the global understanding of investment and financial institutions. All businesses require financial specialists who understand how fiscal assets influence the bottom line. You can be a part of this core business field when you graduate from Clarke University’s business finance degree program. Business Finance studies the global understanding of investment and financial institutions. Clarke’s Business Finance major delivers a well-rounded education in the financial industry. You will be ahead of the rest as you learn how to measure and secure the efficient use of financial resources for businesses, families, and individuals. Your finance college courses cover topics such as international finance, financial risk and mitigation, financial planning, financial markets, macroeconomics, microeconomics, investments, and more.
No matter which career or path you wish to pursue, a degree in Business Administration from Clarke University will prepare you to meet the challenges of a fast-moving, technology-driven work world. You’ll develop the leadership skills, business savvy, and a collaborative approach that will set you up for victory in every corner of the economy. Clarke University’s degree in Business Administration is designed to provide students with a solid academic foundation in core business functions including general business administration, accounting, finance, project managing, information technology, human resources, marketing, international business, logistics, and organizational conduct. These competencies are flexible enough that upon graduation, careers in a variety of different fields may be available. You’ll also gain the insights critical to success in contemporary business management, where public pressure is increasing for corporations to address social and environmental concerns.
Classes You’ll Take
LEADERSHIP — This course focuses on the process of leadership, the interplay between power and influence, motivation, performance, development, and context. Students in this class have the opportunity to interview local managers to gain leadership insights and conduct a job shadow to see leadership in action.
MICROECONOMICS — You will conduct an analysis of markets such as trade, production, and costs and their role in resource distribution.
MARKETING MANAGEMENT — You’ll examine the marketing tools and techniques used in managing all aspects of the marketing operation and apply concepts into practice.
Admission to Clarke University
Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Apply to Clarke today to begin your journey.
Learn to Network
Club involvement is at the hub of your experience at Clarke University when you study business. The business school hosts many social networking options.
- Future Young Professionals of Clarke — lead events on campus to helpstudents prepare for the professional work environment.
- Investments Club — actively buys and trades stocks in order to grow a portfolio.
- Sport Management Club — helps facilitate athletic halftime events. They strategize on how to draw more
Real-world experience is coming your way. Our internships are an invaluable resource when it comes time to enter the job market. Recent business internships include:
- Honkamp Krueger & Co.
- Heartland Financial
- Cottingham & Buttler
Consider an Accounting Major
Also consider our Business Accounting major. Business accounting is not all button-down collars and tight neckties. Our accounting major prepares you for modern careers in fast-paced settings. The accounting major stresses both practical and theoretical foundations of accounting, critical thinking, and leadership. Accounting is the means by which organizations communicate their monetary information. This is why accounting is sometimes referred to as the “language of business.” Individuals who are eloquent in this language are a very esteemed commodity in the business world. An accounting major at Clarke University has a many career options from which to choose after graduation. Studying accounting includes learning about reporting on an organization’s financial information—and managerial accounting—the use of that data to measure the entity’s performance and inform decisions about its future and controls. You’ll learn about taxation, auditing, and financial reporting, placing you in a key position for a career after college.
Program in Pictures
I hope that my impact on students will be that they will learn concepts, ideas, and general practices that will stay with them for many years.
The Classroom and Beyond
Our Students & Alumni
Clarke really prepared me for my first professional job.
My degree in Business really paved the way for my career after Clarke. I felt very well-prepared to enter the work world.
Clarke’s business program taught me to always say ‘YES’ to opportunities. I never turn down an opportunity to learn a new skill or take on a new project.
of professional experience of Clarke’s business faculty.
Business is the number one major for college undergraduates, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
The median salary for business/ accounting careers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.