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Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts

Business degrees mean versatility. Clarke has been producing business majors for more than 85 years. Our business graduates contribute to the greatness of Dubuque as a model business community.

Our business administration major offers three areas of emphasis:

Management: focusing on global management of personnel and resources
Marketing: focusing on global understanding of consumers and brand management
Finance: focusing on global understanding of investment and financial institutions

Also consider our Accounting major. Accounting is not all button-down collars and tight neckties. Our accounting major prepares you for modern careers in fast-paced settings. The major stresses both practical and theoretical foundations of accounting, critical thinking, and leadership.

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Program Details

Our program is designed to give you maximum choice in the focus of your college coursework. Students with an entrepreneurial focus can incorporate business or marketing courses into their curriculum. Practical research and development-focused students will concentrate on a science-heavy curriculum with courses from chemistry, biology, and/or psychology. In addition, the Early Access programs offer eligible students the ability to complete 12 hours of graduate credit while in their undergraduate degree program.

Classes You'll Take

Admission to Clarke University

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Apply to Clarke today to begin your journey.

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Meet Our Faculty

When our graduates speak about the Clarke moments that shaped them, there’s always a professor in the story. That’s because being a faculty member at Clarke University requires a deep passion for educating, encouraging, and empowering students. Here, your professors will know your name. They will push you to develop your full potential, and then they’ll ask for more. And, they’ll be right there to congratulate you when you exceed even your own expectations. Often, it’s a relationship that lasts a lifetime.

View Our Faculty & Staff
B'Ann Dittmar, MBA

B'Ann Dittmar, MBA

Instructor of Business Management

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.

Loren Rice, Ph.D.

Loren Rice, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting/Business

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.

There’s more to college than going to class.

The Classroom and Beyond

But don’t take our word for it…

Our Students & Alumni

Allison Smith

Allison Smith

Accounting '16

Clarke really prepared me for my first professional job.

Franz Winkler

Franz Winkler

Business Administration ‘15

My degree in Business really paved the way for my career after Clarke. I felt very well-prepared to enter the work world.

Damien O'Hare

Damien O'Hare

Business Administration ‘16

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.

100 years

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.

Experience Clarke Business Administration for Yourself

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