Hamline University School of Business

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The School of Business at Hamline University aims to develop leaders, personally and professionally, that play an essential role in making the world better from inside governments, businesses, and nonprofits. It follows Hamline’s legacy of leadership and Methodist principles informing diverse, just, courageous, passionate, curious, focused, locally connected, and globally engaged students. Through relevant, liberal arts-filled curriculum, dedicated faculty, and experiential learning opportunities, business students graduate ready to succeed in reaching personal and career goals.


The Bachelor of Business Administration degree offers concentrations in six areas: Finance, Marketing, Accounting, International Business, Business Analytics, and Management. The Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree provides areas of concentration in Analytical Economics or Financial Economics. Business minors include Business Practice, Management, Business Analytics, Economics, and Nonprofit Management.

Graduate studies include several Masters degrees. The MBA provides concentrations in Cybersecurity, Leadership & Change Management, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing. The Masters in Business Analytics is a hybrid degree where students complete most of the coursework online while meeting on-campus once every couple of months. The Masters in Nonprofit Management and Public Administration degrees can choose to meet on campus once a week or the hybrid format. Those interested in taking their leadership abilities to the highest level can complete a Ph.D. in Management & Public Service.

An excellent way to enhance a resume, discover, and expand their view of the world is through studying abroad. Hamline provides a variety of international opportunities to explore. Students can study business in cities like London, Seoul, Nagasaki, Cairo, China, Romania, Ukraine, Akita, Cologne, and Vienna.

Student Life

Business students need to connect socially, get involved, and participate in recreational activities. Student organizations can fulfill each of these areas of interest plus provide co-curricular learning opportunities. Groups include the Asian Pacific American Coalition, Better Together, Black Student Collective, Economics Club, Hamline Accounting Association, Environmental Action League, Marketing Association, Outdoor Recreation Club, and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.  

Hamline business students experience learning through many different co-curricular events. They participate in case competitions like the Business Analytics and Data Analytics competitions. The students in the Business Foundations of Management class hosted a 5K to raise money for the Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota. They recently served at the PGA Ryder Cup as corporate hospitality volunteers. Also, every student is encouraged to complete an internship, and Hamline has connected students with nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies. Another excellent co-curricular resource is the Center for Public Administration & Leadership. It offers certificate programs, conferences, seminars, and programs that help develop each student’s professional knowledge and skills.

Online Programs

The School of Business offers an affordable, accessible, supportive, and fully online Bachelors in Business Administration degree completion program. The MBA is also offered in an entirely online format with access to online concentrations.

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