Learn to Lead in Business
The challenges and complexities of today's world will demand you to be at your best. The Business Administration curriculum is taught by experienced academic professors and professionals who leverage real-world experiences that will equip you with the confidence to succeed in the professional world. You'll complete team projects, go on field trips to manufacturing operations, listen to guest speakers and have opportunities to work side by side with business leaders.
The Elmira Way
At Elmira, you’ll do more than sit in lecture halls. You'll learn to think strategically and bring creative solutions to an industry or project. You'll focus on communication and data analysis skills, delving deep into every facet of a business. And we don't just focus on the local, we explore the global perspectives and investigate multicultural affairs. Combine it all with in-depth projects, exciting site visits and consultation opportunities and it becomes clear how Elmira is the place to start your business career.
The Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Business School
One of the biggest names in American fashion, Tommy Hilfiger has deep roots in Elmira. The founder of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, he is now the namesake of the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Business School at Elmira College. This avenue gives students the opportunity to explore fashion and business with a curriculum that sets the stage for a career in fashion marketing or merchandising.
Allison (Smith) Burns, Esq. '14
Chief Operations Officer/Fiduciary Litigation Associate, Casey & Lundregan, P.C.
The business department at Elmira College equipped me with the knowledge and skills I need, not only to manage the daily operations and staff of my law firm, but also to represent trustee clients in complex fiduciary litigation regarding accounts and tax obligations.
Explore Honor Societies and Clubs
You can enrich your studies by gathering with other passionate students interested in business topics. Join a society or club and start to grow a network of connections that can help you throughout your career.
Elmira College wants students to get recognized for their leadership and achievements while helping every student get the education they deserve. You can apply for a range of scholarships and financial aid, and Business Administrations students can apply for two unique merit prizes.
Meet Our Faculty
Bringing a wide range of interests to the table, the Business and Economics faculty focuses on helping Elmira business administration students gain practical knowledge as well as a global vision and a thirst for understanding the world of today and tomorrow.
Frequently Asked Questions
Want to dig deeper? We’ve gathered some of the most commonly asked questions and their answers so you get the information you want.
What career opportunitites will my Business Administration degree prepare me for?
A Business Administration concentration at Elmira College prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities in business, leadership and management. Surveys have shown that Elmira College's focus on experiential learning and real-world experience has been a clear advantage to students in their careers, and its graduates are found in areas including human resources, management, marketing, manufacturing, media, fashion, entertainment, global business, the nonprofit sector and more.
What internships are available at Elmira?
Business Administration students complete internships/field experience with organizations in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, with organizations including start-ups, small businesses and large corporations. For a complete list, please refer to the Elmira College Office of Career Services.
Does Elmira offer a study abroad program?
Business Administration students have regular opportunities to study abroad, ranging from Elmira College travel courses to partnerships with overseas institutions. Recent courses include Globalization and Change in Southeast Asia, Natural and Social History of Eastern Australia, and a business and cultural tour of the UK and Ireland.
What makes Elmira's program unique?
One of the best ways to learn about a topic is to experience it firsthand. At Elmira College, Business Administration students will have opportunities to practice their business skills during their college studies. This includes everything from field trips to businesses and manufacturing sites, internships, visiting professionals, consulting opportunities and group projects.