Business Administration-Bachelor-Resume Tip Sheet



Resume Tip Sheet for Business Administration-Bachelor

As a business administration graduate, you can create a CHRONOLOGICAL resume if you have relevant work experience through a required internship or other experience in the business field. (See the article Easy Steps for a Chronological Resume)

Or you can create a COMBINATION resume if you would rather emphasize your categories of skills, along with your education and your required internship. (See the article Easy Steps for a Combination Resume)

Tips for creating key sections of a business administration resume:


A. Heading
Create the heading like this:                             

Blake Walker*
Street Address, City, MI 00000
(000) 000-0000               LinkedIn Profile/Customized URL 

*List these credentials after your name when you have earned a graduate degree: Blake Walker, MBA

B. Professional Qualifications 

Begin your resume with a summary of your professional qualifications. To write the bulleted statements in this section, be sure to use keywords, requirements and preferences mentioned in the job posting. (For more information see the following articles: Developing Your Qualifications Summary and Beating the ATS.) Below is an example:


• Strong verbal or written communication skills, including conflict resolution, employee documentation, and creation of training materials
• Proficient in keyboarding, word processing, and computer software, such as Lawson, OnBase, and Microsoft Office
• Demonstrate versatile skills in planning, organizing, and implementing staff training in company policies and job expectations
• Confident in using problem solving and critical thinking to address any challenge and propose feasible solutions

C. Internship Experience
A business administration graduate’s internship experience gives important examples of professional experience.
Follow your internship experience (listed in reverse chronological order) by the WORK EXPERIENCE section. List your internship experience using this format:

Community Foundation for Muskegon County                    Muskegon, MI                                  01/2023–05/2022
Human Resource Assistant
• Standardized explanations of company policies and employment expectations across all training handbooks
• Accurately documented records of training and development activities, attendance, results and retraining requirements for over 45 employees
• Assisted with salary new hire orientations as well as the onboarding activities
• Aided in the coordination of employee-morale events at the company location

D. Work Experience
List other work experience with two to three bullets which highlight transferable skills. Also, be sure to include related business experience outside of your internship experience which would be desirable to the employer (e.g., Administrative Assistant, Office Coordinator, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Data Entry Clerk, Billing Specialist)
E. Education
Place your education information directly after WORK EXPERIENCE. You may include any colleges at which you have completed courses or from which you have obtained a degree. See the example below which shows how to list your degree:

Baker College                                                                                 Muskegon, MI                                Expected graduation 05/2023
Bachelor of Business Administration                                                                                                  Honors: Dean’s List, GPA 3.6
Human Resource Management*

* Possible concentrations: Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Logistics, Management, Marketing
Other optional information can be listed: organizations, honors, and GPA if 3.5 +.

F. Optional Sections

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)* Member                                                2021
Community Center Volunteer Staff                                                                                                 2020–Present

*Other organizations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), American Management Association, American Marketing Association, American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), Association for Supply Chain Management, Association of Finance Professionals (AFP), Financial Planning Association (FPA), Toastmasters International

This section may be placed after your EDUCATION section to show specific coursework required for or desirable for the job you are targeting if you do not have relevant, industry-specific experience.

Revised 19 July 2022


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