Why should you study business at TLU?
“Business” is a big word with a hundred meanings. Here, you can explore all of them. Along the way, you’ll become a business expert. You’ll be prepared to leap into a lucrative career of influence, impact, and meaning.
A Bachelor of Business Administration from TLU tells employers that you’re savvy, skilled, and experienced.
Students of our business administration degree programs have the opportunity to develop and use professional leadership skills in several ways outside the classroom. An active student research bureau performs marketing research studies for area government and private enterprises. A student chapter of the American Marketing Association and a local chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, national business fraternity, undertake several service projects annually. A local chapter of Delta Mu Delta, national honor society in business, recognizes exceptional scholarship in business. As a member of either of these organizations, students will have the opportunity to build their portfolios and participate in service projects that will have a meaningful impact on the community.
Texas Lutheran University allows you to specialize in a range of business topics including finance, economics, international business, and even aviation management. If you're pursuing a different degree and just want to get a handle on the business side of your field, TLU offers minors in business relating to science, history, and the arts.
Major in Business Administration for a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree
Customize your bachelor’s degree in business with a specialization in accounting, economics, finance, international business, management or marketing.
Earn a Master of Accountancy (MAcy) degree at the same time as your bachelor’s degree in accounting.
- Minor in Business Administration
- Minor in Business Methods for Historians
- Minor in Business of Science
- Minor in Business of the Arts
- Minor in Economics
Why Business at TLU?
You can major or minor in business at TLU. If you choose to major, you can also select a business specialization. Learn more about your options below.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree Program
While pursuing your business degree, you will develop both business knowledge and business experience. You’ll explore critical thinking, data analytics, economics, creativity, ethical behavior, leadership, communication, and more. You will also have the chance to put your new skills to work via internships, group work, service projects, and faculty-led research.
Accounting is perfect for students who want to track the flow of money, focus on financial details, and ensure businesses are fiscally sound. Note: You can also earn your Master of Accountancy degree while simultaneously earning your B.B.A.
Help solve big problems—from poverty to debt to income inequality—while also learning the dynamics that influence businesses.
Focus on how money is created and moves through organizations. Finance prepares you for a career in banking, financial planning, investment, etc.
Learn how to conduct business in a global economy. You’ll study finance, marketing, supply chains, human resources, and multicultural communication.
This wide-ranging specialization offers a diverse set of fundamental business skills. You’ll study sales, leadership, financial analysis, and account management.
Focus on how products and services are developed, branded, positioned in the marketplace, and communicated to prospective customers.
Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
This emerging field of study explores how to launch and manage a business that benefits society while also earning a profit.
Minor in Business Administration
A minor in business offers a comprehensive insight into business fundamentals. You will study a range of business disciplines—from accounting to finance to marketing, etc. Enter your career with a keen understanding of how businesses launch, grow, and thrive.
What to Expect
Small Class Size
We believe that smaller class size equals a more enriching college experience. We work hard to ensure your business classes are as small as possible.
A Sound Business Foundation
Regardless of your specialization, you will take the same core classes as your fellow business students. These include accounting, marketing, strategy, international business, finance, and ethics.
Theory Meets Practice
First, you will learn the fundamentals of business theory. Then you’ll put your newfound knowledge to practical use via group projects and real-world experience.
A Career at Graduation
We design our business curriculum, research, and career services to ensure you’re ready to enter a rewarding job after graduation.
TLU business students intern at some of the largest companies in the world—including AT&T, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Republic Plastics, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
Manage Real Money
The TLU Bulldog Investment Company offers business students the chance to invest real money. In just over a decade, the BIC has grown their portfolio at an astounding 14.2% year over year.
The TLU Business Department is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs. We’re also a member of the Southern Business Administration Program.
Careers in Business
Business experts are in demand in nearly every sector—from advertising to health care, banking to retail, manufacturing to technology, etc.
Help businesses finance themselves, comply with legal and tax regulations, stay fiscally responsible, and maximize profits. Use your detailed understanding of money and banking practices to ensure your organization thrives.
Evaluate how businesses are performing and why. Identify strengths and weaknesses of markets, industries, and individual organizations. Interpret financial details and recommend how money should be allocated and invested.
Actuaries use data and algorithms to calculate the probability of future events occurring—such as death, accidents, injury, natural disasters, and illnesses. Actuaries set insurance rates and payouts.
Advise companies on how best to raise money and make it grow through strategic investments. Learn the trends in securities markets in order to help clients make sound fiscal decisions.
Marketing & Sales Director
Help companies thrive in the consumer marketplace. Determine how products and services are built, branded, promoted, and positioned.
Management & Consulting
Serve as a key decision-maker in a vast range of industries and sectors. Oversee operations while leading teams of employees to success.