Hastings College Business Administration alumni serve as chief executive officers, small and large business owners, research analysts, financial advisors, managers of sports teams, international executives and entrepreneurs.

Do challenging, valuable work

Careers for Hastings College Business Administration graduates involve challenging, valuable work in large corporations, nonprofit organizations and small businesses:

  • Understanding complex, dynamic data
  • Helping people do their jobs better
  • Launching your own business
  • Anticipating market needs
  • Leading diverse teams to solve problems

Learn the full suite of business skills

You begin with introductory classes in specific business disciplines and conclude with a capstone seminar that integrates everything you’ve learned along the way.

  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Legal aspects of business
  • Financial management
  • Human resources
  • Operations
  • Leadership

Go further with a Hastings education

Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!

Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals. Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential, or if you’re a high school senior, apply today.

Graduate with experience

At Hastings, Business Administration majors serve one and sometimes two internships, including through our exclusive Talent Pool program. Some expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad. Many take advantage of  additional experiences and insight that help advance career options. Every business administration major completes a capstone project, using case studies to solve real-world challenges. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed.

At every step in your path you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College and you won’t find it anywhere else.

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All the extras aren't extra

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No-cost study abroad — During your third year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?

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Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.

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iPad  + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!

Recent internships for Business Administration majors

  • Oakeson Steiner Wealth and Retirement
  • Five Points Bank
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Mary Lanning Healthcare
  • Hastings Economic Development Corporation (HEDC)

Get involved beyond the business classroom

  • Professional Business Leader’s Club
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership honor society)

In addition to these business-related groups, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for Business Administration majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. If you decide to pursue a business-related major, you can apply for the T-L Irrigation/Thom Business Scholarship. Plus talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. Every student receives at least $11,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).

First employers for recent graduates

  • The Colorado Rapids
  • Union Bank and Trust
  • Wells Fargo
  • American Fence Company
  • T.Rowe Price
  • Buildertrend
  • Burlington Capital
  • Bank of the West
  • Spanish Ministry of Education

Success in Business

Andrew '12 and Abi '13 Vrbas

Alumni help combat hand sanitizer shortage

Giving back has always been at the heart of Pacha Soap, a Hastings-based bath products manufacturing company founded by Andrew ’12 and Abi ’13 Vrbas in 2013. Each bar of artfully-crafted soap…
Cliff Bosley on BoulderBoulder race day. (Photo by Cliff Grassmick, Boulder Daily Camera.)

A BOLDER kind of success for 1990 grad

Cliff Bosley was only 12 in 1979 when he and 2,700 other runners hit the pavement in the first BOLDERBoulder, the iconic Memorial Day 10K founded by his father, Steve, with the…