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Business Administration

Diploma/Certificate

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Train for a Career in Business Administration

Complete your business administration training in as little as nine months.

Imagine a career where you could work alongside talented business professionals and contribute to companies in a variety of roles from accounting, customer service, management, communications and marketing. If you are interested in working in a business setting that provides the world with services and products that people need, pursuing a career in business administration could be a great place to start.

According to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), administrative professionals need a base of knowledge ranging from technical skills to communication abilities. At Virginia College, you could gain the skills in organization, planning, information distribution and administration needed for a career in administrative assisting or executive assisting.

Your path to becoming an office specialist could start in our supportive business specialist school. We offer administrative assistant training so you can choose the track that best fits your busy lifestyle. Both educational experiences are designed to get you career ready in as little as nine months.

In the Business Administration diploma/certificate program, you will:

  • Get training from instructors with real-world experience
  • Take one class at a time, allowing you to focus on one subject before moving on to the next
  • Know your entire schedule from the start so it’s easy to plan around school
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Diploma/Certificate in Business Administration: Start with Business Fundamentals

Virginia College’s Business Administration diploma/certificate program is designed to help prepare you with skills that employers value. Some of your coursework includes introductions to topics such as these:

  • Business communication
  • Accounting
  • Customer service
  • Human resource management
  • Management
  • Marketing

Plus, in-depth computer courses will help prepare you for the technical aspects of working in business. Professionalism is an important part of the curriculum, too; you will learn the importance of punctuality, dress code, professional etiquette and other skill sets necessary to be an effective professional.

You’re Not Just Another Face in the Crowd

Competition for jobs in the world of business is keen, but the career-focused, practical training and support from Virginia College can help you succeed. At Virginia College, you’re not just another face in the crowd. We are invested in the success of each student and provide a personalized approach to learning.

As graduation approaches, our Career Development department can help you hone your job search skills. They can review your resume, assist in interview techniques, help you research the job market and even generate job leads. This team maintains job-placement relationships with local business employers as well as national Corporate Partners.

Careers with a Business Degree

With your diploma/certificate, you will be able to seek employment in entry-level management and administrative roles, including:

  • Office manager
  • Administrative assistant
  • Management trainee
  • Project assistant
  • Office support specialist

Take the first step.

Virginia College makes it easy for you to get yourself on the fast track to preparing for a career as a Business Office Specialist. Fill out the Request More Information form or give us a call to learn more.

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Virginia College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.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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