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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 (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree174
    Master's Degree155

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male218
    Female111

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    American Indian3
    Asian25
    Black11
    Hispanic5
    White220
    Unknown27

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 & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, chief executives employment is expected to grow at a rate of 4.2% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
      • Total Employment: 70
      • Average Hourly Rate: $50.37
      • Average Annual Salary: $104,760

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 & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, general and operations managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 4.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
      • Total Employment: 560
      • Average Hourly Rate: $43.86
      • Average Annual Salary: $91,230

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 & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, sales managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 11.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
      • Total Employment: 50
      • Average Hourly Rate: $38.44
      • Average Annual Salary: $79,960

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 & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, administrative services managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.5% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
      • Total Employment: 80
      • Average Hourly Rate: $28.02
      • Average Annual Salary: $58,290

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Radford University

Radford, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

150 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Business Administration (B,M)
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Roanoke College

Salem, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

110 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Business Administration (B)
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Virginia Western Community College

Roanoke, VA
Type: Community College

45 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Business Administration (A)
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Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Business Administration (B)
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Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Business Administration (B)
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Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

51 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Business Administration (B)
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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

630 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Business Administration (M)
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Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

58 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Business Administration (B,M)
Averett University

Danville, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Business Administration (B)
Averett University - Non - Traditional Programs

Danville, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

390 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Business Administration (A,B,M)