The world of business is full of problem solvers, creative entrepreneurs, research analysts and innovative leaders. Imagine a career where you could share your own ideas and accomplish tasks that could help companies reach their potential. If you are interested in careers from marketing to sales management to human resources, pursuing a business degree could be the ideal place to start.
Flexibility is one of the keys to success in today’s competitive business environment. Those who are able to adapt to quickly changing business environments may become tomorrow’s business leaders and innovators. Virginia College could help you prepare for a rewarding career in business administration.
The Business Administration degree program at Virginia College is offered in a convenient online format or you can choose the Virginia College campus nearest you. Either way, we help prepare you with skills that employers value and knowledge to stay flexible in an ever-evolving business world.
Ashley got the biggest raise of her life after earning a degree from Virginia College. She learned things she never knew she would, and gained a confidence she never had before.
In addition to flexibility, expertise is vital to succeeding in business. An article in a recent Entrepreneur magazine, “Why You Need More Than Passion to Succeed in Business,” points out six fundamentals for success in business — including resilience, resourcefulness and urgency — but the number one trait is expertise. Your first priority in business, says the author, “is to establish an area of expertise or core competency that will enable you to distinguish yourself from your peers and let your reputation permeate the marketplace.”
Our bachelor’s degree in Business Administration students enjoy a well-rounded curriculum created to meet the needs of employers. Our instructors seek to provide real-world examples of business concepts in action. We encourage questions and take opportunities to offer insight. Take-home assignments and class participation invite exploration and deeper engagement with business principals. Our business degree program is designed to equip you with skills relevant to the current job market.
Students have the opportunity to build expertise with business administration courses related to accounting, marketing, human resources, leadership, communications, decision making, and ethical frameworks. These management skills are intended to complement, enhance, and build upon the instruction provided at the associate’s degree level. You will also chose a number of electives in related fields. This allows you to deepen your understanding of specific aspects of business.
Our business administration courses combine hands-on training with active participation to help you acquire the skills and knowledge to reach your goals. We progress from simple to complex business principles, focusing on practical application and career objectives.
When you’ve earned your bachelor’s of business administration, you should be able to perform a number of tasks and demonstrate basic business competencies including the following:
Business degrees are relevant to almost every industry because the ability to plan, organize and manage is essential to so many businesses. Earning a business degree can lead to work in various settings and industries and is easily transferrable to other career paths.
With a business degree, you may work in finance, accounting, operations, human resources, management, IT or the non-profit sector. Expertise in one or more area can be helpful in your job search. That’s why at Virginia College you will take a number of business electives to suit your individual goals and aspirations.
With a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Virginia College, you will be able to pursue jobs such as:
Our Career Services team can help you hone your job search skills: resume building, interview techniques, job market research and following up job leads. We maintain job-placement relationships with local business employers as well as national Corporate Partners who appreciate the work-ready graduates we produce.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median annual wage for business and financial occupations is $65,710.* Salaries for business degrees vary greatly between industries, organizations, roles, and locations.
The right training can make the difference when starting a business career. Learn more about Virginia College’s Business Administration bachelor’s degree — online or on-campus — by completing the Request More Information form today.
Virginia College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–2017 Edition, Business and Financial Occupations, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm (accessed August 2016). Expected growth rate through the year 2024. National long-term projections and salary averages may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth or any particular salary.
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