SCI Programs:Business Administration Program


  • Basics of managing business finances
  • Hands-on skills for digital communication and collaboration
  • Strategies to start, grow, and market your own business
  • How to serve and support internal and external customers
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Business Administration is important for career advancement and gaining entry level employment in countless industries.

What is Business Administration?

Business Administration is the organization of a business’s personnel and resources to meet the goals of the business. It is a broad field that covers many types of business support positions.

Large corporations, governmental offices, medium-sized businesses, schools, hospitals, small businesses, and any other type of operation wanting to conduct business successfully benefits from individuals with skills in Business Administration.  

The main purpose of Business Administration is to make sure that all the operations of a business run smoothly. This encompasses accounting, finance, marketing, information, and general office management in a variety of fields.   

Certifications in Business Administration

Certifications are helpful to job seekers as they provide a third-party validation of knowledge and skills in a given area. Obtaining certifications can demonstrate your competency, willingness to learn, and leadership potential.

Students in the Business Administration program are eligible to test for the following certifications:

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • QuickBooks Certified User – Online
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Word
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Outlook

What Does a Business Professional Do?

A background in Business Administration can help you gain entry-level employment in a new field, or advancement in your current field by showing that you understand the day-to-day operations of a company.

Your job title and specific duties will vary depending on the industry. A few examples are:

  • Aid in payroll processing, or accounts payable/receivable
  • Carry out organizational procedures, policies, and goals
  • Support procedures related to the production of goods or providing of services
  • Identify places for process improvement
  • Train other staff in procedures or applications
  • Gather, maintain, and evaluate information

Career Opportunities in Business Administration

There are unlimited career opportunities in just about any industry available to those with business administrative training.  New graduates qualify for entry-level positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Popular Career Paths

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • E-Commerce
  • Insurance
  • Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Health Services Management
  • University Business Office Management
  • Administrative Services Management 

Skills Needed for Business Administration

To be successful in the world of Business Administration, one must be skilled at business operations, metrics, customer service, reports preparation, conflict resolution, business accounting, budgeting, and negotiating.

Basic office skills like answering phones, scanning, and faxing as well as time management are important. Critical thinking, analytical abilities, problem-solving, and attention to detail are necessary.

Proficiency in verbal and written communication, accounting software, and Microsoft Office are mandatory.

At Southern Careers Institute, students receive training in:

  • Accounting Foundations
  • Application Presentation and Sharing
  • Business Communication
  • Business Law
  • Career Readiness
  • Communication
  • Computerized Financial Reporting
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Keyboarding
  • Management Principles
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Office Procedures
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Word Processing and Spreadsheets

As students develop career skills, they earn electronic skills badges that serve as credentials that employers who have partnered with SCI recognize and value.

The program takes 33 to 48 weeks to complete and graduates leave with the proper customer service skills and work habits to find and obtain a job. 

Online Business Administration Training

In addition to onsite classes at the Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, and San Antonio North and South campuses, Southern Careers Institute offers online Business Administration classes.

These are ideal for students who are looking for a great career but don’t have a lot of free time to go to school.


Want to learn more about how National Certifications might help you in today’s job market?

Is an Exciting Career as a Business Administration Right for You?

If you are interested in learning more about careers in Business Administration and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out our Request Info Form to receive more information. A helpful SCI Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid. For immediate questions, call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS.

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