Business Administration Major Skills List

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Business Administration majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

Business Major Skills

A - C

  • Accepting Constructive Criticism
  • Analyzing Data
  • Analyzing Industry Trends
  • Analyzing Income Statements for Businesses 
  • Analyzing Jobs
  • Analyzing Legal Issues within the Business Sector
  • Analyzing Statements of Retained Earnings
  • Analyzing Work Flow
  • Applying Capital Market Theory to Security Valuation
  • Applying Ethical Standards to Business Decisions
  • Assessing Risk
  • Assessing Strengths and Weaknesses of Businesses
  • Calculating Price/Earnings and Price/Earnings to Growth Ratios
  • Calculating the Risk and Return of Individual Securities
  • Conceiving Ideas for New Products/Services 
  • Conducting Competitive Analyses
  • Conducting Focus Groups
  • Constructing Statements of Cash Flows
  • Constructing Valid Arguments
  • Creating Charts and Graphs
  • Creating Income Statements for Businesses 
  • Creating Marketing Plans
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking


D - I 

  • Decision Making
  • Defining or Redefining Brands
  • Delegating Tasks
  • Designing Marketing Surveys
  • Detail Orientation
  • Determine Price Points for Products and Services
  • Determining Advertising Mix
  • Developing a Personal Brand
  • Developing Budgets
  • Devising Balance Sheets
  • Diagnosing Team Dysfunction
  • Drafting Case Analyses
  • Drawing Consensus
  • Evaluating Organizational Dynamics
  • Evaluating Legal Implications of Business Activity
  • Evaluating the Validity and Reliability of Research Designs
  • Facilitating Group a Discussions
  • Financial Analysis
  • Formulating Statements of Retained Earnings
  • Generating Concepts for New Products, Services or Businesses
  • Independence
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpreting Marketing Research
  • Interpreting Statements of Cash Flows
  • Interpreting the Impact of Government Policy on Business Activity
  • Interviewing
  • Investigative 

L - O

  • Leadership
  • Leading Meetings
  • Listening
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Managing Stress
  • Managing Investment Portfolios
  • Mapping Business Processes
  • Mathematical
  • Mediating Conflicts within Project Groups 
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Modifying Existing Product Offerings
  • Motivating Others to Contribute to Group Projects
  • Multitasking
  • Negotiating
  • Note Taking
  • Organizational

P - Q

  • Performing Descriptive Statistical Tests Such as Mean, Median, and Mode
  • Persistence
  • Planning Events
  • Planning Projects
  • PowerPoint
  • Predicting Outcomes
  • Presentation
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Promoting Products and Services
  • Providing Feedback
  • Quantitative
  • Reading Critically
  • Recommending Solutions to Business Problems
  • Regression Analysis
  • Repositioning a Product or Brand
  • Research
  • Responding to Critiques 
  • Reviewing Balance Sheets

S - W

  • Securing Information Through Business Periodicals
  • Selling Products/Services
  • SAS
  • Social Networking
  • SPSS
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Structuring Focus Groups
  • Study
  • Summarizing Key Points
  • Synthesizing Information from Several Sources
  • Targeting Communications to Specific Audiences
  • Teamwork
  • Testing Hypotheses
  • Time Management
  • Training Others
  • Verbal Communication
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Writing Case Analyses
  • Writing Executive Summaries
  • Writing Press Releases
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Research Papers

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