What does a Business Administrator do?

Business Administrator encompasses a large number of roles in the in the corporate and even small business world. Business Admins are on the front lines driving revenue and controlling damages. Typically you can find administrators heading up multiple areas in a company. Departments such as accounting, marketing, sales, and operations will report directly to the Business Administrator.

Business Administrators typically possess a degree in Business, Marketing, Accounting or a related field. Many larger corporations require advanced or multiple degrees to be considered for the position. A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is highly sought after by these companies. There are also certifications that will benefit candidates during the application process. A good example is the Certified Manager, or CM, Certification. This certification is awarded after educational and experience requirement is met, as well as the successful completion of three tests.

  • Meet with senior management to determine areas of improvement
  • Coordinate regular meetings with department heads to best understand their current obstacles
  • Design and implement a plan of action for each area of business
  • Oversee the budget and expenses of each department
  • Identify inefficiencies in a department's productivity and performance
  • Research new innovative ways to improve the business model through technology and resources
  • Understand current market trends applicable to your market
  • Renegotiate vendor contracts to obtain better rates
  • Advanced degree (Preferred)
  • CM certification (preferred)
  • Proven track record of positive performance in a related field
  • 5+ years in a management role
  • An understanding of current market growth and direction
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and occasionally internationally
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills
  • A valid passport
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience0-1 Year

Business Administrator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$54,260 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$37K
Median: $54K
$79K
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Business Administrator Career Path

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Business Coordinator
Dec. 17, 2021

“Management seems to know what they are doing and I am pretty much left alone.”

Business Dynamics
Business Coordinator
Aug. 11, 2020

“Never had an issue asking anyone for help and made some really great contacts that have helped me grow in my career.”

OneShare HealthOneShare Health
Executive Administrator
Jul. 19, 2021

“I hope that changes soon and I get to personally meet all of our Team members.”

Tech MahindraTech Mahindra
Business Coordinator
Dec. 26, 2020

“No Opportunity for Growth as a Contractual is not eligible for any IJP”

ChatmeterChatmeter
Marketing Administrator
Sep. 15, 2020

“Chatmeter does promote from within but it frequently looks for outside hires in management roles.”

KeyGroupKeyGroup
Marketing Administrator
Aug. 25, 2019

“I have heard career advancement is good in this company but have yet to progress myself.”

CitiCiti
Business Assistant
Jun. 12, 2020

“A great stepping stone to build up your knowledge and career path.”

Del Monte FoodsDel Monte Foods
MBA Candidate
Dec. 18, 2020

“Supportive and understanding mentors who follow up your progress frequently.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a business administrator

When working as a business administrator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Leadership, Powerpoint, Outlook and Written Communication.

The most similar professions to business administrator are:
  • Office Administrator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Office Manager

The most common qualifications to become a business administrator is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.