The administration of a business involves the management or performance of business operations and decision making, also the efficiency of organization, people and other resources, to work toward common goals and objectives. In general, administration refers to the broader management function, including the associated finance, personnel and MIS services.

Some view management as a subgroup of administration, associated with the technical and operational aspects of a company, distinct from executive or strategic functions. Alternatively, administration can refer to the operational performance of routine office tasks, usually internally oriented and reactive rather than proactive. Administrators, broadly speaking, engage in a common set of functions to meet the organization’s goals.

A business administrator oversees the operations of a business. The role aims to ensure that the business meets its goals and is properly organized and managed. The tasks this position requires are both wide and varied, and often include:

  • Ensuring that the right staff-members are hired and properly trained
  • Making plans for the business’ success
  • Monitoring daily operations

Those that have the role of “business administrator” essentially function as the manager of the company. Such a person oversees those in managerial positions to ensure that they follow company policies and work toward the company’s goals.

Business administrators may work with the managers from various departments within the business to ensure that they function properly and are working in line with the company’s goals and objectives. They may also cooperate with people outside the company, such as business partners and vendors.