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Business Administration

College of Business

Location: Crete
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The world is in need of business professionals who are not only good at what they do, and who conduct themselves ethically and are able to make decisions in turbulent business environments. Doane's business administration majors will be able to demonstrate their abilities to anticipate, understand and adapt to change as it affects the diverse business world.

Doane University’s Business Administration degree opens doors to many different paths. Our program is committed to teaching students how to think and make decisions, preparing students for today’s ever-changing, highly-competitive business environment. Whether it is writing a marketing plan, evaluating a stock portfolio, online simulations or internships; your coursework will model reality. 

As soon as you step on our campus, you will know that you matter. Our faculty is diverse, bringing our industry experiences into the classroom. They will work side-by-side to help you accomplish your educational goals. Members of our business faculty have: 

  • Managed a multi-state financial services program for the largest privately held bank in the United States. 

  • Managed a full-service marketing department, worked for Fortune 500 companies.

  • Owned an expert witness and financial services consulting firm.

  • Worked as an Executive Human Resource Manager for 17 years. 

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Doane’s CORE Connection curriculum and academic requirements provide the framework to sample interest and find your passion while both keeping options open AND maintaining a pathway to a degree in four years – or less.

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At Doane University, we reward students for their achievements both in and outside of the classroom. Through scholarships, grants, work-study, and on-campus employment, our students look forward to starting jobs, not payment plans.

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With over 60 student-led clubs and organizations, including a Student Programming Board that sponsors competitions and guest appearances, our campus is a community. From Athletes to Zumba enthusiasts, there is a place for you at Doane University. 

Program Information

Management Analysts
2018 Median Pay: $83,610 per year
Job Outlook: +14% from 2018-28
Management analysts propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency.

Administrative Services Manager
2018 Median Pay: $96,180 per year
Job Outlook: +7% from 2018-28
Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities that help an organization run efficiently.

Human Resources Specialist
2018 Median Pay: $60,880 per year
Job Outlook: +5% from 2018-28
Human Resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also handle employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.


Doane’s business program is the opportunity for students to meet business leaders who hire our graduates. Within the last year, Doane students interacted with leaders from:

  • Spreetail
  • Hudl
  • US Bank
  • Gallup
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Firespring
  • Crete Carrier
  • Enterprise
  • KidGlov
  • and Cabelas

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Requirements for the Business Administration Major:

Crete campus students complete 12 additional credits of 300/400-level Electives

These electives must be Business or Economics courses with at least 3 of those credits at the BUS 400 level (excluding BUS 421 and all 400-level ECO prefixed courses).


Only two 300-level Economics courses may be used toward the 12 additional credits required for the Business Administration major.

Lincoln/Grand Island/Omaha/Online students complete one emphasis chosen from the following:

College of Business Residency Requirement

These courses must be completed through the College of Business at Doane University.
Six business credits

No more than 48 credits of BUS courses may apply toward graduation.

Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a national business association devoted to promoting interest in various fields ranging from accounting to computer programming.
Kathleen Zumpfe

Kathleen Zumpfe

Associate Professor of Practice
Business Administration
Mohammad Hasan

Mohammad Hasan

Business - Assistant Professor
Business Administration
Julianna Grabianowski

Julianna Grabianowski

Business - Assistant Professor
Business Administration
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