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Kristen Blodgett

Real-World Success

Kristen Blodgett ’13 double majored in business administration and French and completed an off-campus study experience in France. She recently received her J.D. at the University of Colorado Boulder and now works as as a Deputy Public Defender at the Colorado State Public Defender’s office.

Why Business Administration at Coe?


  • Class sizes are small, with maximum course enrollments of 15 to 25 students.
  • The department provides a strong support network in the form of faculty open-door policies, student-run help sessions and availability of individual tutors for courses.
  • Courses are taught by faculty with doctorate degrees, and many faculty have industry experience in the areas in which they teach.


  • You can double major within the department or with other departments on campus. (Accounting, communication studies, economics, foreign language, math, political science, psychology and public relations are popular double majors.)
  • Business majors can add a concentration in management, marketing or sports management. If you are interested in other disciplines, such as finance or human resource management, you can work with faculty to create a focus area.

Unique opportunities outside of class

  • Cedar Rapids is home to many public, private and not-for-profit organizations that provide internships to Coe business majors.
  • You will have opportunities to participate in unique experiences such as the Birkey Investment Fund course and the Spellman Scholars student-faculty research program.
  • You will have opportunities to study business-related topics in off-campus programs in England, France, South Korea, New York City, Sweden, Japan and many other domestic and international locations.
  • Business-focused May Term courses incorporate hands-on learning and travel within Iowa, the United States or abroad.

Life after Coe

  • You can finish the major and graduate in four years — even if you choose to double major or study abroad.
  • Graduates with a business administration degree from Coe have succeeded in a variety of M.B.A., M.A., law and Ph.D. programs at competitive schools such as Columbia, University of Chicago, The University of Iowa and Northwestern.


Sarah Cummings

Ready to succeed

Sarah Cummings ’18

“The skills I learned at Coe will stay with me in the future. These have allowed me to grow and develop my professional skills.”

A business administration major, Sarah says the small class sizes and wonderful campus atmosphere made Coe the perfect fit.