Business Administration Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Business Administration Degree

The business administration program at West Virginia 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 West 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. West Virginia University offers a bachelor's degree program in business administration.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male101
Female38

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian2
Black4
Hispanic3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White123
Multiple Races1
Non Resident Alien5

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

Upon completion of the Business Administration program at West Virginia University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 100
    • Average Hourly Rate: $76.45
    • Average Annual Salary: $159010

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

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 840
    • Average Hourly Rate: $50.25
    • Average Annual Salary: $104510

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

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 60
    • Average Hourly Rate: $35.25
    • Average Annual Salary: $73320

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

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 110
    • Average Hourly Rate: $42.16
    • Average Annual Salary: $87690

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 West 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,...)

West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown

Morgantown, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 25 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (A)

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Business Administration (B,M)

West Virginia Junior College - Bridgeport

Bridgeport, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Business Administration (A)

Alderson Broaddus College

Philippi, WV
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Business Administration (B)

Salem International University

Salem, WV
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Business Administration (A,B,M)

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Business Administration (B,M)

Bethany College

Bethany, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Business Administration (B)

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, WV
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Business Administration (A,B)
  • Office Management (A,B)

West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Business Administration (B)

Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Keyser, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 31 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (A,B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

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22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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