Business Administration Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Business Administration Degree

The business administration program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University prepares students for careers in education, government, private business and retail. The program focuses on planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Program courses include: management theory, humor resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer business administration degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Business Administration Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Virginia Tech has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree122
Master's Degree124

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male151
Female95

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian19
Black14
Hispanic12
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White160
Multiple Races4
Non Resident Alien29
Unknown7

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Business Administration program at Virginia Tech, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Chief Executives

Description

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, chief executives employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -1.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
    • Total Employment: 90
    • Average Hourly Rate: $58.32
    • Average Annual Salary: $121,310

General and Operations Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, general and operations managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.1% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
    • Total Employment: 610
    • Average Hourly Rate: $49.12
    • Average Annual Salary: $102,170

Sales Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, sales managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.1% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
    • Total Employment: 40
    • Average Hourly Rate: $58.15
    • Average Annual Salary: $120,940

Administrative Services Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, administrative services managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $39.82
    • Average Annual Salary: $82,830

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Business Administration Programs in Virginia

Business Administration programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Management and Technology

Arlington, VA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 690 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (C,A,B,M,D)
  • Purchasing, Procurement, Acquisitions and Contracts Management (C,A,B,M,D)
  • Project Management (C,A,B,M,D)

Radford University

Radford, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 160 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (B,M)

Roanoke College

Salem, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 65 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (B)

National College - Salem

Salem, VA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 140 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (C,A,B,M)

Virginia Western Community College

Roanoke, VA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 45 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (A)

Skyline College - Roanoke

Roanoke, VA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Business Administration (A)

Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (B)

Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (B)
  • E-Commerce (B)
  • Organizational Leadership (B)

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 83 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (B)

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 2400 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (C,B,M)

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