Business Administration

Whether seeking a general business foundation or a specific area of expertise, the individualized Business Administration program at Dominican creates socially responsible leaders who make a positive difference in the world.

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This uniquely integrated program emphasizes ethical leadership, sustainability and global responsibility throughout the curriculum. Students can choose from a variety of concentrations to create a customized business education that makes the most of the Dominican experience, and positions them for success after graduation. Our Business Administration graduates are highly employable.

In 2019, 100 percent of our graduating class, who sought employment, found job placements or entered a graduate program.


The Business Administration minor is available to all undergraduate students. This program allows students to broaden their career options by combining a solid business education with another discipline, such as Biology or International Studies. Learn more about the Minor Requirements on our course catalog.

The Barowsky School of Business also offers minors in Arts ManagementGlobal Innovation and EntrepreneurshipLeadership Studies and Sports Management.

Career Paths

A Business Administration degree gives students real-world tools and a global perspective that prepares them for a wide range of careers in business development, account management, project management, marketing and accounting.

The Barowsky School also offers high-impact career services to business students. Career Services works directly with employers and recruiters to help new graduates find full-time positions in a variety of industries and roles. 


Through a focus on organizational design, function, behavior and management, this concentration develops one of the most important skills in business: how to manage change. Areas of study include entrepreneurship, human resource management, communication, and organizational behavior.

A Financial Management concentration gives students the critical money management and investment skills needed to make complex business decisions in a fluctuating and uncertain economy.

Accounting teaches the invaluable “language of business.” Students in this concentration become fluent in financial records and reports, income to debt ratio, revenue vs. expenses, and other aspects of accounting essential for truly understanding a company.

The Marketing concentration is essential for future business leaders who want to understand why the consumer buys. Marketing teaches students how to communicate effectively and think creatively, as well as to develop, price, distribute and promote products, services and ideas.

In a globalized economy, where multinational corporations are increasingly common, the Global Business concentration prepares students for the international challenges facing tomorrow’s business leaders.

Degrees Offered

BA, Minor


Barowsky School of Business

Office Hours

Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admissions and Aid

A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. For most students there is no application fee and we don't ask for test scores. We're also proud to say that more than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive financial aid, which makes paying for school within reach.

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Master’s Degree

The Barowsky School offers a unique BA-to-MBA 4+1 program which allows academically-gifted business students to complete both the BA and MBA degrees in only five years.

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Faculty and Staff

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Thomas Cavanagh, PhD

Assistant Professor of Management
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Apollo Demirel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Marketing
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Aslihan G. Korkmaz, DBA

Assistant Professor of Finance
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Yung-Jae Lee, PhD

Dean, Barowsky School of Business
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Christopher Leeds, PhD

Professor of Management Dominican Faculty Athletic Representative
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Denise Lucy, EdD

Executive Director, Institute of Leadership Studies Professor, Business and Organizational Studies
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Jacob Massoud, PhD

Director of the MBA Program Associate Professor of Strategic Management
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Vafa Saboori, PhD

Director of the MS in Business Analytics Program Associate Professor of Management
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Rajeev Sooreea, PhD

Associate Dean Associate Professor of International Business
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ChangSeob Yeo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Marketing
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Daniel Cassidy

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and External Relations
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Courtney Budesa

Director of Internships and Professional Development Integrative Coach
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Andrea Coughlan

Student Services Administrator and Integrative Coach
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Daniel Cassidy

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and External Relations
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Courtney Budesa

Director of Internships and Professional Development Integrative Coach