Administrative Studies

Do you want to work as an administrator in a business or an organization? Are you passionate about organization, project leadership and the coordination of various tasks to accomplish a broader goal? Majoring in Administrative Studies within the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies will expose you to the theories and practices of modern business administration and management that will enable you to do just that. By following the honours option, you can further hone your skills by targeting one of seven program streams aimed at different competencies within the administrative field. In addition, third year York students in the Management, Marketing or Finance streams may be eligible to participate in a paid internship through the York Internship Program.

Career Options in Administrative Studies

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers an Administrative Studies degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Administrative Studies than others.

  • Administrative Aid
  • Accountant
  • Banker
  • Brand Strategist
  • Business Ethics Advocate
  • Communication Consultant
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Planner
  • Executive Assistant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Industrial Relations Consultant
  • Industry Analyst
  • International Aid Director
  • Journalist/Business Writer
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aid Worker
  • Lobbyist
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Marketing Director
  • Market Researcher
  • Media Correspondent
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Professor
  • Project Manager
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Publisher
  • Recruiter
  • Researcher
  • Retail Strategist
  • Risk Analyst
  • Social Program Director
  • Speech Writer
  • Venture Capitalist

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.