With a strong foundational core of classes, BVU's business major offers concentrations in agricultural business, financial decision making, management, marketing, and sport business. The program offers students distinguished learning opportunities including internships, practicum, attending professional conferences, and partnering with faculty on research.


Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:

  • Agri-business and food processing
  • Banking, finance and insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Human resource management
  • Manufacturing, operations and logistics
  • Advertising, marketing and sales
  • Sports, facilities management and event planning

BVU’s business program differentiates itself by offering a rigorous business core with the flexibility of five concentrations – agricultural business, financial decision making, management, marketing, and sport business.

The business curriculum offers students unique opportunities to gain real-world experiences through the combination of an applied field experience or practicum as well as a focused internship.

The business faculty at BVU have an applied and practical focus.  Faculty hold industry designations and certifications in accounting, finance, and insurance and many have experience in industry including extensive careers in consumer products, financial services, manufacturing and consumer products.


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Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, management, business, and finance are fields with occupational growth expected to be between 5.5-8.4 percent through 2024.

Make Bank

With mean salaries ranging from $55,000-$97,000, the field of business represents endless opportunities for graduates.

Awards for Students

The Annual Clifford A. Rae Academic Achievement Awards, which range up to $5,000, supports high-performing BVU business majors in the second, third and fourth years of school.


Business students may also join the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute, a six-day experience with an entrepreneurial simulation and networking with successful entrepreneurs.


January Interim at BVU

Study or travel to far-off places

  •  Students who are interested in a career in sports management have the chance to spend two weeks in Phoenix visiting marketing and management professionals at major sports organizations, including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix Coyotes, TPC Scottsdale, and the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. 
  •  The annual trip to Disney World allows students to gain insight into its history, organizational structure, marketing, products, and subsidiaries. During the two-week excursion, students have the chance to meet management and operations personnel as well as experience a cruise on Disney Cruise Lines. 
  •  Students who travel to New York City have the chance to visit the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve, Morgan Stanley headquarters, Bloomberg, AXA, and J.P. Chase, as well as visit cultural and historic sites throughout The Big Apple.


  • John Deere Inc.
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • PepsiCo
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Iowa Cubs


  •  Adidas
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Nike Corporation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Minnesota Twins

Graduate School

  •  Vanderbilt University
  •   Iowa State University
  •  University of Arizona
  •  University of Minnesota
  •  University of Nebraska
Major in Business (38 Credit Hours)
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Minor in Business (21 Credit Hours)
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Major in Business Education (36-37 Credit Hours)
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Dr. Scott Anderson
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Beth Blankers
Ms. Beth Blankers
Professor of Accounting
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Lanlan Chu
Dr. Lanlan Chu
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Ms. Jennifer Hecht
Assistant Professor of Accounting
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Mr. David Hodge
Instructor of Sport Business
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Liz Kluver
Ms. Liz Kluver
Instructor of Management
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Tim McDaniel
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Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Quantitative Business
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Abdullah Noman
Dr. Abdullah Noman
Associate Professor of Finance
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Kevin Price
Kevin Price
Instructor of Management and Agricultural Business
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Susie Pryor
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Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
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Mr. Gary Sterling
Director, Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
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